Japanese Sesame Chicken Skewers

By May 26, 2020Chicken, Japanese

The sweetness of the honey and the bite of the ginger accentuates the Japanese flavours in this quick and easy meal 



Prep time

10 Minutes +

Marinating: 1 Hour

Cooking time

15 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1½ tablespoons mirin
  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • A splash sesame oil
  • 150g-200g chicken tenderloins, cut into cubes
  • 5-6 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • A sprig of fresh parsley *optional


  • Sauce:  Mix the honey, sake, ginger, mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil together, stir well to combine
  • Halve the sauce and reserve half for glazing. 
  • Add the chicken to the marinating half of the sauce and stir to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour 
  • Add the reserved mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce reduces and thickens to a glaze consistency
  • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the wooden skewers 
  • Heat the grill pan to medium-high, spray lightly with oil
  • Add the chicken skewers to the pan and cook while basting with the reserved sauce, turning the skewers to cook chicken evenly and basting again
  • Place skewers onto a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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