Monday, September 17, 2012

Chicken Spiedini

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 This recipe is listed on Domestic Randomness

Italians love their chicken spiedini!  It is so easy to make and so elegant.  My grandmother was a Cunetto (Cunetto's House of Pasta, St. Louis, MO) so this recipe was in her blood!  Here is a picture of my grandmother, with her sister Mary and her mother Rosa Lia Cunetto..........

Aren't little old Italian ladies cute?!!!
Maniaci and Cunetto descendants at the Family Reunion
Here are the ingredients:
4 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup olive oil
1 cup white wine
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 pound melted butter
1/2 cup lemon juice
Here are the ingredients for the marinade

Place the chicken, oil, wine and spices in a Ziploc bag.  Marinate for 1 hour.

Mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs together.  Roll the chicken in the bread crumb mixture. 

 Put the chicken on a skewer and broil for 10 minutes.

While the chicken in in the oven, melt the butter and infuse the lemon juice.  Whisk briskly while slowly pouring the lemon juice in.  Pour the butter sauce over the chicken when you remove it from the oven.


I served my chicken spiedini over polenta.  DOUBLE YUM!


This recipe is featured on Foodie Friends Friday!  


  1. Looks and sounds the family history with it too!!

  2. Jackie, I'm back again. This is another recipe my mother always made though I never made it. You are bringing back some old recipe traditions that I have given up. I have had to change my cooking methods to accommodate our family's health concerns but I think this recipe can withstand a little changing without compromising its integrity.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  3. Thanks for sharing with us at FFF this week. I love Italian food and this looks simple and like something I would do.

  4. I'm Italian and my mom made something similar... over here from FFF. Also, if you have haven't already, there is a HUGE giveway today from This Gal Cooks & Friends... stop by to enter... Deb

  5. These look yummy and not too hard. Thanks for sharing!
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party!

  6. I am eager to give this a try. It looks so good! Thanks for posting it. Lynaea @

  7. Stopping by from In & Out of the Kitchen. This looks delicious!

  8. This looks so delicious. One Italian dish I have never tried, but you can bet I will now. Thanks for sharing on foodie Friends Friday.


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