Yakitori Chicken Recipe | Abel & Cole
Yakitori Chicken
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Yakitori is a Japanese skewer, traditionally made with sticky soy chicken. You'll learn how to cook it tonight, along with broccoli 'rice'. Another string to your culinary bow.
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440 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 75g brown basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 onion
  • 250g chicken breast mini fillets
  • A head of broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A thumb of ginger
From your kitchen
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Pan with lid
  • Skewers (soaked if wooden)
  • Wooden skewers
  • A couple of bowls
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Foil
  • Deep frying pan or wok
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Tip the rice into a bowl and cover with cold water. Whisk to remove the starch. Drain and tip the rice into a small pan. Cover with 150ml boiling water. Simmer for 20mins till the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.

  • 2.

    While the rice is cooking make your yakitori chicken. Measure out 2 tbsp of the tamari and 1 tbsp of the honey. Pop them in a bowl. Add the brown rice wine vinegar. Stir to make the yakitori marinade.

  • 3.

    Peel the onion. Slice it into wedges. Add it to the marinade along with the chicken. Stir to coat the onion and chicken in the marinade. Pop to one side.

  • 4.

    Break the broccoli into florets. Pop the florets in a food processor. Pulse a few times to make fine ‘grains’. If you don’t have a processor you can either finely chop the broccoli or coarsely grate it.

  • 5.

    Thread the chicken and onion wedges onto the skewers. Keep hold of the marinade. Heat your grill to high. Line the grill pan with foil. Pop the skewers on a rack in the grill pan.

  • 6.

    Grill the skewers for 10-15 mins. Turn them every so often. Brush them with the leftover marinade till they’re cooked through and sticky.

  • 7.

    While the skewers cook, peel and grate or crush the garlic. Peel and grate the ginger. Warm 2 tsp olive oil in a deep frying pan or wok. Add the garlic and ginger. Stir fry for 30 secs.

  • 8.

    Add the broccoli to the pan with 4 tbsp cold water. Season. Stir fry for 4-5 mins till the broccoli rice is just cooked. Fold through the steamed brown rice. Serve the yakitori skewers with the broccoli rice.