Chicken yakitori is an easy Japanese grilled recipe served on skewers. The meat is basted with a savoury sweet sauce as it cooks over a hot barbecue grill.
This is my own version of Yakitori BBQ. It’s a Japanese type of skewered chicken. And this is good to eat with the Stir-fry Asparagus with a mix of fried tofu. A quick appetizer for a crowd or even can be a main dish for lunch or dinner served with white rice.
- 1 kg chicken thigh in skewers pre-made
- 1/2 cup water
- 2/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsbp vinegar
- 2/3 cup sugar (washed)
- 1 tsp ginger minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 5 tsp cornstarch
- salt and pepper
Bring mixture to a boil, constantly whisk until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Transfer 1 cup of the sauce to a bowl to use for basting the chicken.
Thread cut pieces of chicken on skewers. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
Drizzle both sides of skewers with a small amount of oil to prevent sticking when cooking.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Clean grill and then use a paper towel dipped in oil to grease the grill.
Once the grill is hot add the skewers and cook for 4 minutes. Flip over and baste the cooked side with the sauce. Cook 4 minutes.
Repeat flipping, basting and covered cooking 2 additional times,
Sprinkle chicken yakitori skewers with sesame seeds (optional). Serve chicken skewers immediately with additional sauce.