BBQ Glazed Chicken Skewers | Yakitori | 焼き鳥


These bbq glazed chicken skewers are known as (焼き鳥) Yakitori in Japan. It is very popular throughout the country and regularly served as an appetizer with drinks.


MAKES                 12 skewers and 8 wing pieces


BBQ Glazed Chicken Skewers | Yakitori | 焼き鳥


8 chicken wings

8 chicken legs, skinned

4 spring onions, cleaned and cut into short lengths


For the Basting Sauce

4 tbsp sake

5 tbsp dark soy sauce

2 tbsp tamari sauce

1 tbsp sweet sherry

1 tbsp sugar


BBQ Glazed Chicken Skewers | Yakitori | 焼き鳥

Preparation Method:

Remove the wingtips of the chicken at the first joint. Chop through the second joint, revealing the two narrow bones. Take hold of the bones with a clean cloth and pull, turning the meat around the bone inside out. Remove the smaller bones and discard them. Set all the wings aside.

Bone the chicken legs and cut the meat into a large cube. Thread the spring onions and chicken pieces on to 12 skewers.

Measure the basting sauce ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until reduced by two-thirds. Make it cool.

Heat the grill to medium-high temperature. Grill the skewers without applying any oil. When juice begins to emerge from the chicken baste liberally with the sauce. Allow a further 3 minutes for the chicken on skewers but more than 5 minutes for the chicken wings.


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