clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
grilled chicken spiedie recipe

Grilled Chicken Spiedies

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Abbe
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


Chicken spiedies, marinated with an Italian style garlic, vinegar and olive oil marinade disppear fast. Tangy and addicting these chicken bites deserve their fame!


Units Scale

1 large garlic clove, minced fine or grated

5 T white wine vinegar or use 2.5 T of vinegar and 2.5 T of fresh lemon juice

2 T chopped peppadew peppers

1 T mayonnaise

1 T sugar

2 t dried oregano or 1 T fresh chopped

1/2 c olive oil

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

46 metal skewers


Whisk garlic, vinegar, peppers, mayonnaise sugar and herbs together with olive oil in a large 4 cup mixing cup or medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add other herbs to taste.

Transfer half of this marinade or vinaigrette to a small bowl or jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cut chicken thighs and breasts lengthwise into 1″-1 1/2″ wide strips-about 2-3 strips per thigh and 4 per breast.

Combine chicken and 1/2 of the marinade in a large ziplock bag. Turn to coat and chill or marinate, turning occasionally for up to 1 day.

When ready to prepare, remove from fridge and thread onto skewers. Discard used marinade. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill and spray or brush with oil. Place chicken skewers on grill and turn occasionally until golden brown and cooked through, about 6 – 8 minutes. Drizzle with a little more marinade and serve.


See serving suggestions in post. Spiedies can be prepared with pork or lamb chunks but cooking times may change. These also make great shish kebab.

Thanks Bon Appetit for inspiration!