Yakitori (Grilled Chicken)

A firm favourite in bars and on barbeques. Simple, delicious and great with a cold beer.


  • 800g chicken breast
  • 2 leeks
  • Bamboo skewers for grilling

    For the sauce

  • 120ml soy sauce
  • 120ml mirin
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for an hour before using, to prevent them from burning.
  2. Slice the chicken and leek into bite-size pieces and place on the bamboo skewers.
  3. Boil the ingredients for the sauce until they have reduced by 1/3.
  4. Grill the chicken and leek, brushing with the sauce 1-2 times whilst grilling. Serve with lemon.