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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    23 minutes


Yakitori (yah-keh-tor-ee) is a popular snack food in Japan. Serve one skewer per person as an appetizer, or two for an entrie.
1/4 cup mirin (rice wine) (Basting Sauce)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (Basting Sauce)
2 tsp. sugar (Basting Sauce)
2 yellow bell peppers, cored, seeds removed, cut into 1 1/2-inch-square pieces (Skewers)
1 1/2 lb. Hannaford boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (Skewers)
6 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch-long pieces (Skewers)


1. Soak 12 bamboo skewers in water for at least 15 minutes.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together mirin, soy sauce, and sugar until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes (it may come to a low simmer). Remove from heat; set aside.
3. Preheat grill to high heat. Assemble skewers: thread each skewer with a piece of pepper first, then a piece of chicken, then a piece of scallion (spear scallion piece horizontally, not through hollow part). Repeat so that each skewer has roughly three sets of each ingredient.
4. Grill skewers for 5 minutes on each side. Using a pastry brush, coat top surface of skewers with basting sauce. Let skewers grill 3 minutes. Flip and coat second side of each skewer with sauce; let grill another 3 minutes.
5. Continue to grill, flip, and brush skewers with sauce for about 5 more minutes, until basting sauce is gone, chicken is cooked through (check doneness by cutting into a piece), and a little bit of char shows up on tips of chicken and vegetables. Transfer cooked skewers to a clean plate; serve hot.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2008


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 280 kcal (14%)
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g (11%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (8%)
Cholesterol 140 mg (47%)
Sodium 690 mg (29%)
Total Carbohydrates 14 g (5%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 36 g (60%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a