AskTheChef recipe Chicken Yakitori

In Japanese, ‘yaki’ means roasted and ‘tori’ means poultry. This recipe hinges on the type of meat that you use. In this case, it is the delicious chicken thigh. The preparation on a charcoal grill gives its its truly authentic flavour.

Chicken yakitori with spring onions


1kgchicken thigh meat
1bunchspring onions
2.5dlsoy sauce
50ggranulated sugar
1 lime

Preparation method

  • Soak the wooden skewers in cold water for at least one hour.
  • Put the chicken and sliced spring onions on the skewers.
  • Roast the skewers on a charcoal barbecue, basting with the marinade occasionally. You can also marinate the meat ahead of time, but this may make the flavour of the chicken too strong.
  • Sprinkle with lime juice.

Serving suggestions

  • As a snack.
  • As a component in a main dish with rice or noodles.

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