Chicken and Zucchini Yakitori Recipe

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Danielle Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: September 8, 2021

How To Make Chicken and Zucchini Yakitori

Grill up some chicken and zucchini for your barbeque party with our yakitori recipe! It’s a tasty Japanese dish drenched in a savory sauce worth trying.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tbspmirin sake
  • ½cupsoy sauce,low sodium, or low sodium tamari
  • tbsphoney
  • 1garlic clove,crushed
  • 1lbchicken thighs,boneless, skinless, all fat trimmed, like Perdue Fit & Easy
  • 5large green onions,cut into 1-inch-long pieces
  • 1medium zucchini,sliced into ½-inch thick rings


  1. Bring the mirin, low sodium soy sauce, honey and crushed garlic to a boil in a medium-sized sauce pan.

  2. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces, then place them in a zip lock bag. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken.

  4. Place the zucchini in a second large zip lock bag, then pour the remaining marinade over the zucchini.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  6. Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  7. Thread the chicken onto the skewers, alternating with a green onion so that each stick has 3 cubes of chicken and 2 pieces of green onion. Discard the chicken marinade.

  8. Thread the zucchini onto skewers, alternating with the remaining green onion. Reserve the marinade for basting.

  9. Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot, spray with oil then reduced heat to medium.

  10. Grill the zucchini and chicken skewers for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, brushing both sides of the skewers with the yakitori sauce during the last few minutes of cooking time.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 320.64kcal
  • Fat: 19.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.77g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 8.56g
  • Protein: 22.60g
  • Cholesterol: 111.13mg
  • Sodium: 1852.25mg
  • Calcium: 50.99mg
  • Potassium: 593.05mg
  • Iron: 1.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.92mg
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