Negima Yakitori Recipe (Grilled Chicken and Scallion Skewers)

Negima Yakitori Recipe

What is Negima Yaki?

Negima Yaki is a type of Japanese dish consisting of bite-sized pieces of chicken and scallions that are skewered and grilled, typically brushed with a sauce made of soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, and grated ginger. The name “Negima” refers to the chicken and scallions, while “Yaki” means grilled or roasted. It is a popular dish in Japan, often enjoyed as an appetizer or a main course with rice

Negima Yakitori is a Japanese dish made of skewered chicken and scallions. Here’s a simple recipe for making Negima Yakitori:


The following ingredients are for approximately 8 skewers:

  • 8 boneless chicken thigh pieces
  • 8 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 8 metal or bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and skewer them alternating with scallions.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sugar, and grated ginger.
  3. Heat up a grill or a griddle pan over high heat.
  4. Brush the skewers with the sauce mixture.
  5. Grill the skewers, brushing with the sauce mixture frequently, until the chicken is cooked through and the scallions are slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy your homemade Negima Yakitori!

Nutritional information per serving (based on 4 skewers per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 340 calories
  • Fat: Approximately 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: Approximately 5 g
  • Cholesterol: Approximately 145 mg
  • Sodium: Approximately 1180 mg
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 12 g
  • Fiber: Approximately 2 g
  • Sugar: Approximately 8 g
  • Protein: Approximately 26 g