Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chicken Spiedies

This was one of the best chicken sandwiches I've ever made myself. It was so tasty and just plain good. A nice bonus being it takes only minutes to throw together with a small marinade time and then cooking the chicken. One thing I would do different is add some thin sliced red onions, tomato slices, and either some arugula or spinach. Also toast the bun, it really needed to be toasted, and if you like lots of sauce you'll want to double the sauce recipe.

Chicken Spiedies
from Cooks Country June/July 2009 issue

1/2 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons grated zest plus 1 tablespoon juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 1 1/2 pounds
6 6 inch sub rolls, slit partially open lengthwise

Combine oil, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes in a large bowl. Transfer 2 tablespoons oil mixture to separate bowl and whisk in mayonnaise, vinegar, and lemon juice; refrigerate. Sauce can be refrigerated, covered for 2 days.

Prick chicken breasts all over with fork, cut into 1 1/4 inch chunks, and transfer to bowl with remaining oil mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto six 12 inch metal skewers. Grill chicken over hot fire, covered and turning frequently, until lightly charred and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to sub rolls or bread, remove skewers, and drizzle with mayonnaise mixture.

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  1. Yummy Norah, WOW Love all the spices and flavor can't wait to try. I left you an award on my blog when you get a chance come and get it. Hugs

  2. This must be a version of Chicken Spiedini which usually includes slices of a baquette or Italian bread skewered with the chicken. This looks really good, flavorful, and delicious with the mayo!

  3. I tried this today, thought it was decent, but my family didn't really love it. One thing I did differently was just grill the meat chunks "loose" rather than on a skewer. I think it was easier that way.


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