Chicken Spiedies

 This iconic skewered sandwich is infamous in upstate New York. I have tried and tried to replicate this delicious sauce in Texas, and I think I have come close. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings



Spiedie Marinade

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 dried bay leaves crushed
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Skewers- metal or bamboo


  1. Spiedie Marinade: Combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil in small food processet bowl, blend well.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes and place in a glass bowl with a lid. Pour marinade over the chicken and refrigerate at least overnight 2 days, I always do 3 days.
  3. Preheat a grill to med/high heat.
  4. Thread the chicken on skewers (about 8 or so per skewer) and grill about 5-8 mins, turning to cook each side.
  5. Serve with fresh Italian bread or whatever you have on hand.
  6. Enjoy!!