Go Back
+ servings
Yakitori Style Chicken Sausage with Sweet and Savory Taré. www.keviniscooking.com
Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Yakitori Style Chicken Sausage with Sweet and Savory Taré Sauce

Yakitori Style Chicken Sausage is grilled, skewered chicken basted with a sweet and savory taré sauce. Pulverized dried shiitake mushrooms are the secret! Adapted from No Recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken sausage, chicken skewers recipe, yakitori chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal


  • Taré Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • Chicken:
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 drops liquid smoke
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms


  • For the taré sauce, add the sugar, mirin, soy sauce and sake to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the sauce becomes thick, several minutes. Be careful to watch it so it doesn’t burn. Set aside.
  • Using a microplane or spice grinder, shave or pulverize the dried mushrooms into dust. Set aside.
  • In a food processor add the chicken, white parts of the green onion only saving the green tops for garnish, sake, potato starch, salt, liquid smoke and mushroom powder. Pulse until mixed yet still chunky, not fine like ground chicken. She into 6 oval shaped patties.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat add the oil and brown on each side for several minutes. Add water and cover to steam until evaporated. Brush both sides with taré sauce and cook to glaze. Internal temperature should be 160°F.
  • Remove from pan, insert skewers for serving and sprinkle with chopped green onion tops, powdered red pepper flakes and sesame seeds. Serve with steamed rice and vegetable of choice.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 255mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg