Yakitori Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Yakitori Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Yakitori Chicken

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"Chicken is marinated in a soy sauce, sake and ginger sauce, then threaded onto skewers and broiled with leeks for an easy, tasty and fun meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 skewers Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium dish, mix together the sake, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger. Add chicken, and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease six metal skewers, and thread alternately with 3 pieces of chicken and 2 pieces of leek. Place on a baking sheet or broiling pan, and brush with the marinade.
  3. Broil for about 5 minutes, baste again, then broil for another 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Discard remaining marinade.
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Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2013

I have also saved all of the marinade, put it on the stove bring to a boil(to kill off any bad chicken germs). Then added some cornstartch to thicken. Dunk or drizzle over the cooked skewers just before serving..yummy!..going to try them out on my Japanese friend tommorrow for s-bowl. We will see how a 'expert' rates them :-)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 31, 2006

I marinated this too long (overnight). It broke down the texture of the chicken into mush, so we didn't eat it. The flavor was good, so I will definately try it again but only marinate it the recommended 15 minutes!

 
Jan 25, 2004

This is excellent! I made it just as the recipe said, but cooked it on a grill instead of under the broiler. Came out just great! Served with Peanut Noodles from this site and had a great meal. This definitely is a family favorite. Thanks Dakota!

 
Aug 20, 2010

Instead of discarding the marinade, pour it into a little pot and cook to reduce until slightly syrupy, then serve a little over rice. Note: If it is too salty for your liking, add a little more sugar to balance the flavor.

 
Jan 26, 2005

Wonderful. I doubled the marinade and made 1.5 pounds of chicken with 1/2 pound of fresh shrimp. I did not skewer the meat and leeks, just threw it all on the pan together. I'll definitely make this again, maybe next time using all shrimp.

 
May 29, 2004

My family really liked this recipie, despite the fact that I let the chicken marinate overnight, which made the soy sauce flavor too dominant. The next time, I'll follow the recipie or use less soy sauce. Overall, it was a quick and easy dinner. I served the chicken with brown rice and broccoli, and we had no leftovers.

 
Apr 01, 2008

Great recipe, I make it all of the time! I make it without the leeks and cut the chicken into strips instead of cubes to make it more like the yakitori restaurants we have locally. Great summer grilling recipe too!

 
Feb 11, 2009

My 12 yr old son prepared this last evening for a country report presentation for his classmates & parents. He had no problems following the recipe & everyone enjoyed it alot.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 1261 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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