Tsukune Recipe


''Tsukune are Japanese chicken meat balls with a kind of Teriyaki sauce and are popular at Yakitori restaurants''


  • 1/2 brown onion
  • 350g ground chicken
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp Katakuriko (potato starch)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp Katakuriko



  1. Chop brown onion finely. Mix ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, put chicken, onion, yolk, ginger, salt and potato starch, and mix very well until very sticky. Divide into 16 pieces and shape like small round or oval hamburger patties.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan at medium heat, fry patties for 3-4 minutes each side until cooked through. Add the sauce, and cook for a minute coating chicken with the sauce.

source japanesecooking101

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