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A dish of bite-sized marinated chicken pieces grilled on skewers.

[Japanese : yaki, roasting + tori, bird.]
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(Cookery) a Japanese dish consisting of small pieces of chicken skewered and grilled
[Japanese, from yaki grilled + tori bird]
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(ˌyɑ kɪˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i)

small pieces of boneless chicken marinated and then broiled and served on skewers.
[1960–65; < Japanese, =yaki broil + tori fowl]
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Serving yakatori - chicken skewers, ramen noodles and a host of other treats - it's an authentic experience.
The Yakatori Chicken Skewers with Japanese Basil and Picked Vegetables were soft and succulent and, as if meat was on my mind, the next dish more than answered the call.
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