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