Hibachi Yakitori

Hibachi Yakitori
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
465 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 465
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 3870mg 168%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 40g
Calcium 62mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These chicken kebabs are similar to the ones sold by street vendors throughout Japan. Serve with a nice steaming bowl of rice with grilled vegetables and a cold beer. 


  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 bunches green onions, washed, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup/240 mL. soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL. sake
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL. mirin
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL. brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL. freshly grated ginger

Steps to Make It

  1. Soak about 8 to 10 bamboo skewers in water. Preheat grill. Combine soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, and ginger in a saucepan and heat enough to melt the sugar. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Preheat grill. Thread chicken and onion pieces onto skewers, about 4 to 5 pieces of chicken.

  3. Reserve 1/3 cup/80 mL. of sauce and pour the rest over the kebabs brushing to evenly coat.

  4. Place skewers on hot grill and cooks for about 3 minutes per side or until done (internal temperature of 165 degrees F).

  5. Remove skewers from heat and serve with remaining sauce.