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Crispy chicken skewers

Crispy chicken skewers

This kid’s favourite uses a crispy coating made from leftover cheese and breadcrumbs made from slightly old bread.

Serve with potato wedges or baked potatoes, carrots and cucumber sticks.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 25 minutes
multiple golden crispy pieces of chicken on skewers with dipping sauces


12 chicken fillets or 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into long strips
75g slightly stale bread
Frozen bread works well. Defrost at room temperature or toast straight from frozen.
40g leftover cheese, crumbled or grated
Salt and ground black pepper

Mayonnaise dip

6 tbsp mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
3 tbsp fresh chopped herbs, such as basil, tarragon, parsley
Feel free to substitute for other dried or fresh herbs you have already - dried mixed herbs works just as well
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Your fruit will last three times longer if stored in the fridge!
1 tbsp oil

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  1. Remember to defrost your meat. Defrost your meat in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use. 

    This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in a shallow tray for about 15 minutes.

    Top tip: These could be made without the bamboo skewer, but threading the chicken onto skewers makes them easier to handle when cooking. It’s a good idea to soak the bamboo skewers for 15 minutes in water before grilling, to prevent burning.

  3. Put the bread in a food processor and process to crumbs. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the cheese and season.

  4. Mix the mayonnaise, garlic, herbs, and salt and pepper seasoning in a bowl. Put the chicken into a bowl and use 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise mixture to coat the chicken pieces. Save the remainder of the sauce for dipping.

  5. Weave the chicken onto bamboo sticks and toss into the bread crumb and cheese mixture. Place onto a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with oil.

  6. Cook under a pre-heated hot grill for 4-5 minutes on each side.

  7. Serve with the remaining mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Fridge for 2 days
Where to store
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

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