A white mottled plate on a stone background with five bamboo skewers fanned out, threaded with charred chicken

Chicken thigh yakitori

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

Transport yourself to a Japanese izakaya with this chicken yakitori recipe, created by London restaurant, Humble Chicken


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  • skin-on boneless chicken thighs 4, cut into 3½cm chunks
  • spring onions 4, cut into 3cm pieces
  • bamboo skewers 12 x 18cm
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat a BBQ, griddle pan or grill to high.

  • Step 2

    Skewer the chicken and spring onions, using three pieces of chicken (skin-side down) and two pieces of spring onion per skewer. Repeat with the remaining skewers.

  • Step 3

    Season with salt and pepper, and cook, skin-side down, for 3-4 minutes, turn over and cook for 1-2 minutes or until crispy and cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 101
  • Fat 6.3g
  • Saturates 1.9g
  • Carbs 0.3g
  • Sugars 0.3g
  • Fibre 0.2g
  • Protein 10.8g
  • Salt 0.2g