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Chicken and oregano spiedini

You'll need

2 chicken breast fillets (about 280gm each), tenderloins removed and reserved for another use 140 ml extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 lemon, juice and finely grated rind only 2 tbsp finely chopped oregano 2 tbsp whole oregano leaves 80 gm coarse fresh white breadcrumbs 20 gm finely grated parmesan 2 eggs, lightly beaten 50 gm drained marinated capsicum (see note), finely chopped 30 ml aged red wine vinegar For shallow frying: olive oil


  • 01
  • Halve chicken breasts lengthways and pound to 4mm thick between two pieces of baking paper with a meat mallet. Halve each piece widthways and place in a single layer in a non-reactive shallow dish.
  • 02
  • Combine 80ml extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, half the rind, lemon juice and half the chopped oregano in a bowl, season to taste, pour over chicken, turn to coat and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • 03
  • Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, remaining rind and remaining chopped oregano in a shallow tray, season to taste and set aside.
  • 04
  • Place egg in a bowl and set aside. Remove chicken from marinade, roll each piece to form a cylinder, and skewer with a wooden toothpick. Dip each piece of chicken first in egg, then in breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess, and set aside.
  • 05
  • Combine marinated capsicum, vinegar, remaining extra-virgin olive oil and oregano leaves, season to taste and set aside.
  • 06
  • Heat 1cm olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add spiedini and turn occasionally until golden and cooked through (8-10 minutes), drain on absorbent paper and serve immediately drizzled with marinated capsicum dressing.

Note Marinated capsicum is available from select delicatessens.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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May 2009

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