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Chicken Spiedies with Herb Mayonnaise

Spiedini is an Italian dish made by skewering chunks of meat or fish, then grilling over a flame. This sandwich hybrid, spiedie, is made with cubed chicken breast that’s marinated, skewered, then grilled.

The marinade is easy to make and packed with fresh ingredients, like parsley, basil, and lemon zest. If you have other fresh herbs on hand, like oregano, mint, or cilantro, throw them in too — the more the merrier.

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A quick 30-minute bath is all this chicken needs to be infused with flavor, but you can marinate the chicken up to a day in advance.


Whisk together oil, lemon zest, basil, parsley, scallion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken, toss to coat, then cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Combine 4 Tbsp. mayonnaise, lemon zest, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper for the herb mayonnaise.

Heat a grill pan or grill over medium; coat with nonstick spray.

Thread chicken onto 4 metal skewers and grill, until cooked through, turning to grill on all sides, 12–14 minutes. Discard marinade.

Slice rolls horizontally almost all the way through. Spread remaining 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise on cut sides of rolls and grill, cut sides down, until toasted, 2–3 minutes. Spread herb mayonnaise on cut sides of rolls.

Arrange chicken on rolls and serve immediately.


Let chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes so it has the chance to take on the fresh herb flavors.


So the meat stays moist and tender, and so it all fits on the skewers, tightly thread the chicken cubes.


For even more flavor, spread mayonnaise, instead of butter, on cut sides of rolls before grilling.

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