Yakitori Chicken

Difficulty Level: easy

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Special Notes: A sweet and savoury delight.

To baste
To pour

Cutting boards
Hot plate
Oven with grill
Basting brush

Ingredients 4 servings 1-2 servings
Soy Sauce ½ cup (125ml) ¼ cup (50ml)
Mirin Sauce ½ cup (125ml) ¼ cup (50ml)
Water ¼ cup (50ml) 25 ml
Honey 2 tbsp 1 tbsp
Chicken thighs 600gr 200gr
Sesame seads (optional)    


  1. Place skewers in water to soak (this avoids burning of the skewers). If you don´t do this, then cover the ends of the skewers with aluminium foil which will have the same effect
  2. Mix all liquid ingredients and then bring to a boil
  3. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and then simmer and reduce for 20-30 mins until the sauce is thick. Allow to cool. Separate the sauce into two different bowls (60%-40%)
  4. Cut chicken thighs into medium to small cubes and place them onto the skewers
  5. Baste (paint) the chicken with the thickened sauce and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes
  6. Place skewers under the grill and cook for 6 minutes. Baste with the sauce and cook for another 4 minutes. This allows the sauce to caramelise.
  7. Turn the chicken over and baste the other side with sauce and cook for another 4-5 minutes
  8. Remove from oven/grill and pour reserved sauce over and serve immediately
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional) before serving.
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