The Ultimate Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers

The Ultimate Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers


  1. 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  2. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine)
  4. 2 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
  5. 1 tbsp sugar
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 tsp grated ginger
  8. Wooden skewers, soaked in water
  9. Green onions, chopped, for garnish
  10. Sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish

Cooking Steps:

  1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger to create the marinade.
  2. Marinate chicken pieces in the sauce for at least 30 minutes, or preferably a few hours.
  3. Thread marinated chicken onto the soaked skewers.
  4. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Grill skewers, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice char.
  6. Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  7. Serve hot, either as a snack or over steamed rice.

Experience the tantalizing perfection of The Ultimate Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers, a dish that captures the essence of Japanese street food with its irresistible combination of savory, sweet, and smoky flavors.

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How to cook The Ultimate Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers: