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Tobias Dorzon

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About Tobias Dorzon

Meet Tobias Dorzon, former professional football player turned professional chef.

Why I Grill

"Grilling is a healthier alternative because it burns the fat off meats and it uses less oil. The flavor of the grill is amazing! Plus, grilling takes less time to cook and it keeps all the nutrients and flavors throughout your food." – Tobias Dorzon

Yakitori Chicken Kebabs Recipe:

Makes 4-6 kebabs


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Fresh ginger, grated
  • Scallions, to garnish


  • Cut chicken and peppers into 1-inch slices and place in a shallow dish.
  • In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, sherry, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, brown
    sugar, garlic cloves, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes, until thickened.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons sauce for serving. Pour remaining sauce over chicken, cover, and chill for
    at least one hour (and up to 4 hours).
  • If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak them in water for one hour. Preheat grill or broiler.
  • Thread chicken and pepper pieces onto skewers, and grill or broil, turning halfway (about 6
    minutes for thighs).
  • Drizzle with reserved sauce and garnish with scallions.




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