Yakitori Chicken & Green Onion Skewers

Yakitori Chicken & Green Onion Skewers

Are you looking for a flavorful and easy way to spice up your next meal? Then look no further than these delicious Yakitori Chicken & Green Onion Skewers! These savory skewers are grilled to perfection, creating an unforgettable combination of smoky flavor with hints of sweetness. Plus, they’re super simple to make—you can have them prepped and ready in under 15 minutes. Best of all, the ingredient list is short but flavorful. So grab your skewers and get cooking; your taste buds won’t regret it!


Serves 4 

bamboo or metal skewers

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, into 1”  cubes

9 green onions

olive oil

Yakitori sauce:

10 fl oz. coconut aminos

2 fl oz. water


How to Prepare

Prior to starting, soak about 8 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes, or use metal skewers

Add the yakitori sauce ingredients into a small saucepan, along with the green part of one onion. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has reduced to ⅓ of the original volume. This will take around 30 minutes. Set the sauce aside to cool to room temperature before using.

Reserve ⅓ of the sauce in a small bowl for coating the chicken skewers just before serving.

Cut the white and light green parts of the remaining green onions into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.

Insert the chicken pieces on a bamboo skewer, next add a piece of green onion. Continue to alternate the chicken with green onion always ending with a piece of chicken.

Grease the grate of the broiler/wire rack (or oven-safe cooling rack) to keep the chicken from sticking to it, and place the skewers on top.

Set the broiler (grill) to high, and once heated, place the skewers under the broiler. Broil for 6 minutes, then after 6 minutes, brush the meat on both sides with the Yakitori Sauce.

Continue to broil for 3-4 minutes to caramelize the sauce.

Remove the skewers to a serving plate and brush the top of the chicken skewers with the reserved sauce and serve.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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