Simple, Plump & Soft Chicken Tender Yakitori

Simple, Plump & Soft Chicken Tender Yakitori

Even chicken tenders, which tend to dry out, can become plump and juicy when cooked on a grill! The hidden flavors of chicken soup stock and sesame oil makes for a bold flavor!

Ingredients: 10 skewers

Chicken tenders (approximately 400 g)
as needed
Chinese dashi stock (chicken soup stock)
1/2 tablespoon
Sesame oil
to taste


1. Cut the chicken tender into 4 or 5 pieces (1 tender per skewer). Put the meat in enough sake to submerge it. Add the dashi stock and let soak for 30 minutes.
2. Drain the chicken and sprinkle on the sesame oil.
3. Skewer the chicken.
4. Cook both sides of the chicken on a grill. Don't overcook! Don't make them golden brown.
5. It's great when eaten with wasabi. If you feel the taste is lacking, add some salt! I also recommend yuzu pepper.

Story Behind this Recipe

The chicken tender yakitori I had at a yakitori restaurant was really delicious!
In order to make the chicken tenders bought at the supermarket tender and delicious, I flavor it with Chinese soup stock (chicken soup stock) and soak it in sake!