Tonight’s Easy Dinner Idea: Healthy Chicken Kebabs

Chicken yakitori rotator

It’s the dead of winter. That’s a fact. But it doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a typically grill-ready recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen. (Trust us. The taste of summer will do you good.) And all you need is some chicken—and a broiler.

So here’s a recipe for Homemade Chicken Yakitori, which is basically code for kebabs done up Japanese-style. Brought to by Westside Market NYC’s Maria Zoitas, this skewered meat will stay juicy, even after broiling at a high heat—thanks to a delicious 30-minute marinade. (Pro tip: If you’re planning to use bamboo skewers, make sure you soak them in water simultaneously so you don’t burn the house down.)


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Slice chicken, peppers and onions into 1 x 1 inch cubes.
  2. In shallow pan, combine chicken cubes with peppers, onions, soy sauce, oil, ginger, sugar and garlic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Weave marinated chicken, peppers, and onions onto skewers.
  4. Preheat broiler and place rack in shallow baking pan.
  5. Broil skewers about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is tender. Serve on bed of steamed rice.

Serves: 4

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