This recipe is great addition for your summer BBQ. Shiso and plum give you refreshing tastes for sure!

Yakitori Skewers - Shiso Plum Flavored Chicken

Recipe by Chef Kaku (Wasan Brooklyn)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Tender
  • 10 Shiso Leaves

Plum Sauce

  • 2-3 Japanese Picked Plum
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin *1
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce (Preferably Koikuchi) *2


  1. Take seeds out from Japanese picked plums, and mince them with knife.

  2. In a small bowl, mix Mirin, Soy Sauce, and minced Japanese pickled plum to make plum sauce.

  3. Cut the chicken breast tenders lengthwise into 4-5 inches slices, about 1 inch thick.

  4. Put chicken onto skewers, brush plum sauce thoroughly. Wrap the skewer with shiso leaf and cook on grill (low heat) for about 8 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*1 Mirin can be substituted with Sake and Sugar, 4:1 ratio
*2 Learn the difference between "koikuchi (dark)" and "usukuchi (light)" soy sauces.