Chicken Yakitori Recipe - Japanese Chicken Skewers

Chicken Yakitori Recipe is a lip smacking Japanese appetizer of chicken pierced into skewers and grilled, served with a finger lickcing good sauce. An appetizer that will leave your guests asking for more.

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Chicken Yakitori Recipe - Japanese Chicken Skewers
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Chicken Yakitori Recipe is a Japanese chicken appetizer, with sweet and spicy notes. 

Succulent cubes of chicken are marinated in a delicious tangy sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, some red wine and brown sugar for those sweet notes. 

Grilled on a pan and served with a sauce made with the remaining marinade. 

A winner recipe. this chicken yakitori can be made for your next dinner party or as part of meal for your family during the weekends. 

Serve Chicken Yakitori Recipe as an appetizer along with Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe followed by a main course of  Sambal Spiced Veggie Mee Goreng Recipe

Try our other Chicken Appetizer Recipes: 

  1. Garlic Chicken Cheese Balls Recipe
  2. Tempura Chicken Wings With Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  3. Tandoori Mayonnaise Chicken Cigar Recipe

Cuisine: Japanese
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 400 grams Chicken breasts , cut into 2 inch cubes
  • For the Marinade
  • 4 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , minced
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • For the sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Corn flour
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli sauce

How to make Chicken Yakitori Recipe - Japanese Chicken Skewers

  1. To begin making the Chicken Yakitori Recipe, wash and clean the chicken cubes. 

  2. Soak the wooden skewers, in a bowl of water for 15-20 minutes. 

To marinate the chicken 
  1. Into a mixing bowl, add the chicken, add the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, black pepper powder, red wine, brown sugar and vinegar. 

  2. Mix well and set aside for a minimum of 30 minutes to marinate the chicken.

  3. After 30 minutes, start putting the chicken on the skewers. Do not discard the marinade, set aside for later use. 

  4. Preheat a grill pan on medium flame. Brush with some oil, once the pan is nice and hot, place the Chicken Yakitori on it, and cook by turning their sides, ensuring the chicken is well cooked. 

  5. This will take about 10-12 minutes. 

  6. Once the Chicken Yakitori is cooked, remove from the grill pan and allow it to rest. 

To make the sauce for the Chicken Yakitori
  1. Mix the cornflour with water in a bowl to make a corn flour slurry. 

  2. Heat a shallow frying pan with oil on medium flame, add the garlic and saute till it turns into a light brown colour. 

  3. To the fried garlic, add the remaining marinade, and the chilli sauce and bring to a boil. 

  4. Once this sauce has come to a boil, add the cornflour slurry and wait for the sauce to thicken. 

  5. Once the sauce is thick, turn off the flame. Check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl.

  6. To serve, transfer the Chicken Yakitori to a serving platter, pour the sauce over it or in a bowl beside it and serve hot.

  7. Serve Chicken Yakitori Recipe as an appetizer along with Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe followed by a main course of  Sambal Spiced Veggie Mee Goreng Recipe.

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