Chicken yakitori

When comes to chicken on a stick, the Japanese have our own best version known as Yakitori

  • 30 mins cooking
  • 3 hrs marinating
  • Makes 24 Item
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Chicken yakitori
  • 500 gram chicken breast fillets
  • 1/2 cup (125 millilitres) mirin
  • 1/4 cup (60 millilitres) kecap manis
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


Chicken yakitori
  • 1
    Slice chicken into thin diagonal strips; thread strips loosely onto skewers. Place skewers, in single layer, in large shallow dish.
  • 2
    In a small jug, combine mirin and kecap manis. Pour half the marinade over skewers; reserve remaining marinade. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    In a small saucepan, simmer reserved marinade over low heat until reduced by half.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook drained skewers on heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue) until chicken is cooked through.
  • 5
    Serve skewers drizzled with hot marinade and sprinkled with sesame seeds.


You need 24 bamboo skewers for this recipe. Soak in water at least 30 minutes before using to avoid splintering and scorching during cooking. Or, if you don't have time, cover the ends of the skewers in foil.

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