Michelle's Chicken Yakitori


Delicious appetizer of skewers of chicken with a sweet glaze.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup sake (Japanese rice wine)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 24 cubes

  • 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 8 (6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for 2 hours


  1. Whisk soy sauce, sake, sugar, and ginger together in a bowl. Add chicken cubes; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Thread chicken cubes and green onions onto skewers.

  3. Pour marinade into a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill skewers until chicken is browned, for 3 minutes. Flip and brush with warm marinade. Cook until second side is browned, about 3 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If you cannot find the shorter skewers, cut the longer ones in half.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1891mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 409mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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