Lazy Yakitori (Grilled Chicken)! What? The Skewer's Missing!

Lazy Yakitori (Grilled Chicken)! What? The Skewer's Missing!

You take it off the skewer when you eat anyway, so you don't need to skewer it in the first place!? So this is what I came up with.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken thighs
2 sticks (600-700 g)
The white part of a Japanese leek
Vegetable oil
as needed
The yakitori sauce
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon


1. Mix the sauce ingredients together.
2. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Cut the white leek into 2-3 cm pieces.
3. Heat a frying pan and pour in vegetable oil. Put the cut up the chicken and white leek, cover with a lid and pan fry for a while.
4. When the pieces are nicely browned, turn over, and pan fry with the lid off this time.
5. Wipe excess fat and moisture in the pan with paper towels.
6. Add Step 5 to 1 and when it has thickened, turn off the heat and transfer the contents of the pan to a plate.
7. Serve on top of a bed of rice for a yakitori-don!

Story Behind this Recipe

My family says "It looks more like the real thing if it's on a skewer..." but as the person making it, this is way easier!
If it's easy, I'll be made more often, so they'll have to live with the lack of skewers.
I do occasionally skewer the meat the proper way though.