Why lazy? Because they are not on skewers. Sometime I want to eat ‘Yakitori’ but I don’t want to bother making them. If it is just for myself or family dinner, this is good enough, isn’t it? My favourite ‘Yakitori’ is ‘Negima’, Chicken & Spring Onion, seasoned with just salt and pepper. The lazy version tastes almost the same. See my ‘Yakitori’ recipe for a proper method.


2 Servings


250 to 300g Chicken Thigh Fillets
Salt & Pepper
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)
4 thick Spring Onions *use white & lighter colour parts, cut 3cm in length
Oil for cooking

‘Tare’ Sauce

*Only if you wish to season with ‘Tare’ Sauce
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin
1 teaspoon Sugar
Garlic OR Ginger as required

  1. Cut Chicken into bite size pieces and place in a bowl. Add Sake, Salt and Pepper, massage and set aside for 10 minutes. You may wish to add some grated Garlic OR Ginger as well.
  2. Heat a small amount of Oil in a frying pan over medium to low heat, place Chicken and Spring Onion, and cook for 5 minutes, and DO NOT stir.
  3. Once the bottom is brown, turn them over and cook 5 minutes, again DO NOT stir.
  4. Sprinkle with some more Salt and Pepper, and enjoy.
  5. If you season with ‘Tare’ Sauce, pour the sauce over and let them combined. My ‘Super Versatile Sweet Soy Sauce’ can be used as ‘Tare’ Sauce, too.