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Yakitori Chicken Skewers

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Craving something sweet, salty and oh-so-easy to make? Try these flavorful skewers, grilled to perfection in 8 minutes or less.  

    1 hrs 5 min
    8 min
    1 hrs 13 min


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp.fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Scallions, chopped for garnish


  1. If using wood or bamboo skewers, soak for 1 hour in advance of grilling.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer about 5 minutes. Allow sauce to cool.
  3. Cut the chicken into 1-inch chunks and thread onto skewers. Brush the sauce over the chicken skewers.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high and place the skewers on the grate. Grill for 6-8 minutes, basting with sauce throughout and ensuring chicken is cooked through.
  5. Remove, top with a sprinkle of scallions and serve.