This is one of Japans favourite street foods. It is usually prepared with the chicken legs but other parts of the chicken are also used including wings and even the liver. A selection of vegetables and quail eggs can also prepared as part of a yakatori selection.
The sauce used to coat the chicken is traditionally used over and over again so that the flavour is rich and full. Most of us will only be preparing Yakitori occasionally so I have given the recipe for a quick Yakitori sauce that is suitable only for one preparation. The yakitori is good cooked on a barbecue but also works well cooked on a grill pan or under a grill.