About Yakitori (Japanese Chicken Kebabs)

Chicken thigh

Has a rich, flavorsome taste.

Japanese Name




  • Chicken thighs are rich in taste as the thigh muscles are utilized so much. There is a reasonable amount of fat, but taking the skin off the thigh can reduce the fat content by 50%.
Yakitori memo
  • Chicken thigh contains the most iron out of all the chicken body parts, and is also rich in Vitamin B2, which is good for metabolism and also smoothes the skin and lips.
  • Chicken thighs are high in fiber. Yakitori using chicken thigh is often done with the skin left on to add more flavor.
  • Easterners (and in particular Japanese people) like chicken thighs, whereas Westerners prefer chicken breasts.
  • Chicken thigh is a harder meat than chicken breast, but has more flavour. Use a fork to poke some holes to prevent shrinking, and allow the flavour to develop.
Chicken thigh
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※Per 100g (actual measument)