Fabulous Grilled Chicken Spiedini

"We love having chicken spiedini at a local italian restaurant. I found this recipe in our local newspaper and gave it a try. We thought it was great and I hope you will too. It's a good choice for a summer cook-out. If I am short on time, I prepare the chicken as directed, but skip the rolling/skewering and simply grill it. Just as tasty and very easy."
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  • Place chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap; pound chicken gently with mallet until very thin (about 1/8 inch thick).
  • On waxed paper, combine bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, lemon peel and garlic.
  • In shallow dish, combine olive oil and melted butter.
  • Dip chicken into butter mixture; coat with crumb mixture.
  • Tightly roll up and secure with wooden toothpicks, if needed.
  • Cut into 1-inch-thick pieces; thread onto metal skewer.
  • Remove wooden picks.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • To grill; Place skewers on lightly greased grid over medium hot coals.
  • Cover and grill for 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Note: To reduce fat and calories, substitute 1/4 cup buttermilk for the butter/oil mixture.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Scott H.
    What about time and temp in oven??


  1. hrsfthrs
    My brother in law made a similar recipe yesterday and instead of strips he does chunks and then uses a grill basket. That way he doesn't have to worry about the skewers burning and he gets a larger quantity turned over at once. You probably could do rolled strips in the basket also.
  2. ALfresco
    I may have been to the same restaurant as Chris from Kansas. This recipe is great. Served it to my supper club and made fans out them too. There is some technique to learn with regard to grilling with panko. If too hot, the bread will burn before the chicken is cooked through. A little char though can be a good thing. I think the skewering is worth the extra effort as I've not been able to duplicate the quality when skipping that.
  3. Brian W.
    My wife loves the Spiedini at Garizzo's in Columbus Park KC so much I thought I would try this recipe, she was ecstatic, says she could not tell the difference. I topped it off with some Ragu sauce with 2 red hot peppers chopped into it and it was just like the spicy red sauce they serve.
  4. PoorBaby
    this was a very easy recipe. I substituted different things to the recipe . each time I did this experiment. this recipe will be a mainstay for sure
  5. K9 Owned
    I have made this a few times now and really thought I had reviewed it. It is a great chicken recipe and I am not a huge fan of chicken! I've always made it exactly as directed and done it on skewers but for the times when outdoor grilling isn't feasible I am going to copy on of the reviewers and use a tooth pick in each and do it on the indoor grill. I'm making it again tonight and will serve it over a Caesar salad. Thanks for this great recipe!


  1. Chelsea S.
    This was a super easy and DELICIOUS recipe! We used lemon pepper and lemon juice instead of rind and then a splash of more juice once it was finished cooking but other than that followed the recipe. I will highly recommend to anyone!
  2. Annas Mom
    We make this often during the summer months. It's hard to have leftovers but if you do....it's good the next day on a sandwich with melted mozzarella. It's also good if you experiment with different flavors of olive oil. I usually just thread the strips directly onto the skewer instead of making rolls.


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