Chicken Skewers

    30 minutes

    This is a recipe for a popular Japanese snack called yakitori. If you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent burning.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) sherry or white cooking wine
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets cut into cubes

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small saucepan combine the soy sauce, sherry, chicken stock, ginger, garlic powder and spring onions. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Set aside.
    2. Preheat the grill. Thread chicken pieces onto metal or bamboo skewers. Arrange on a pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Spoon 1 or 2 tablespoons of the sauce over each chicken skewer.
    3. Place the pan under the grill and cook for about 3 minutes until browned. Remove from the oven, turn over and spoon more sauce onto each one. Return to the oven until chicken is cooked through and nicely browned.

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    Easy and bursting with flavor. I adapted this recipe for whole chicken pieces. I just poured the marinade over it, and baked it uncovered at 400 for nearly an hour. I basted it every fifteen minutes and the results were fabulous.  -  24 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very good recipe. I changed the chicken to thin sliced chicken breast and marinated it for about 1 hour. It was excellent.  -  16 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very nice. I did it as a satay (long strips of chicken on skewers) and served it on a salad with fresh bean sprouts and crispy rice noodles. I also eliminated the chicken broth and did fresh ginger and fresh garlic. It was light, delicious and very flavorful.  -  16 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)