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Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer

Japanese are fond of communal beer drinking, especially as a form of relaxation after works. In such occasion, kushiyaki (grilled food) is the default food. One of the most popular kushiyaki is yakitori (grilled chicken). In its simplest form, a yakitori uses only chicken cubes. Fancier ones would have bell peppers, green or red, and scallion. I choose to use cubed chicken thighs and green bell pepper, you are free to do a simpler version or a fancier one. Oh, and don’t forget to open a can of beer to go with your yakitori. ♥

Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer
Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer

Yakitori (and all kind of kushiyaki) is best when cooked on a charcoal grill. So if you own one, please grill your yakitori with that. If your kitchen gadget is more limited like mine, a frying pan is perfectly acceptable.

Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4

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  • 400 gram boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into cubes
  • 1 to 2 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into the same size as the chicken
  • bamboo skewers
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Sauce
  • 6 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon sake
  • 4 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • Garnish (optional)
  • nanami togarashi or sansho pepper


  1. Skewer chicken and green bell pepper on bamboo skewers
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, sauté the skewered food until brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add all sauce ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened.
  4. Return the skewered food to the pan and coat with the sauce.
  5. Arrange the skewered food on a serving platter and serve with a side of nanami togarashi or sansho pepper.
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  • Deb Deb says:

    Great pictures...YUM...I just love cooking with skewers! My only problem is I forget to soak my wooden skewers before I use them so they always catch on fire(our excitement for the meal..lol) I am getting better about remembering to remember though..

  • Zaria Zaria says:

    Um, hi do you know how to make chicken ramen noodles recipe?

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Zaria, not at the moment. I hope you will still find other recipes in the blog helpful. Cheers!

  • Nancy Nancy says:

    Dish look delicious.

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