Easy Yakitori at Home

Easy Yakitori at Home

Even though the ingredients are pretty inexpensive, I tried hard to make these chicken skewers as tasty as the kind you get in yakitori restaurants.

Ingredients: 30 skewers

Chicken thigh meat
Salt and pepper
to taste
The white part of a Japanese leek
to your liking
(The sauce)
Soy sauce
5 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
3-4 tablespoons
Honey (or increase the amount of the sugar)
1 tablespoon


1. Remove the skin from the chicken, chop into your preferred pieces, and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and let it sit for about 5 minutes to flavor the chicken.
2. In the meantime, cut the white part of the Japanese leeks into 2 cm slices. If they are too thin, they'll fall apart when you try to skewer them so be careful there.
3. Put the chicken in a frying pan without oil, and lightly fry until it's cooked half way through. It's ok if it's still a little red.
4. Turn off the heat, and skewer the chicken in the pan. Skewer the white part of the Japanese leeks as well. Please be careful because they are hot.
5. When the pan has been greased from the chicken, discard a little bit of the excess oil. Add all the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil (the sauce is done).
6. Grill both sides of the skewered chicken on a grill while dipping in the sauce or brushing it occasionally, then it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loves yakitori. Since there are lots of hungry boys in my family, it can get expensive to eat out. That's why we try to make it at home.