Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spiedie Sandwiches

Tonight I wanted to make something simple and easy to share with Katie and Henry.  Little Peter, being only three weeks old, will have to wait for such simple dinners.  This morning before I left for work I put three boneless, skinless chicken breast halves in a plastic bag and poured Spiedie marinade over top, twist-tied it up, and left it to enhance in my fridge all day.  After work, I stopped at the grocery store for some soft, wheat kaiser rolls.  When I got home, I ran upstairs to get the chicken and brought it downstairs to Katie's where I grilled it outdoors for about 8 minutes a side, never touching it other than to flip it half-way through.  The sandwiches were delicious, so if you're ever thinking you want something very, very good, but also very, very simple, plan to make spiedie sandwiches for dinner.

After dinner, I did the very few dishes we used while Katie gave Henry a bath .  Later, I snuggled with little Peter while Katie and Henry had a pillow fight and read a book.  It was a lovely evening.


1 lb. chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
A bottle of State Fair Spiedie Sauce
Soft wheat rolls (or the traditional slices of Italian bread)
barbeque sauce

Early in the day or the night before, place chicken in a glass dish or plastic, resealable bag and pour marinade in to coat all pieces.  Leave it in the fridge until you're ready to cook.

Cook pieces over moderate flame on grill or in a grill pan on your stove, about 8 minutes per side.  When cooked through, remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes.

Cut cooked chicken on the diagonal in about 1" thick slices.  Stack chicken pieces on wheat roll with lettuce, tomatoes, and any other condiments.  I like a little mayo, but you can use ranch dressing or barbeque sauce --- whatever you like.

If you have left-over chicken (I always do) chill in fridge and cut into chunks and toss with walnuts, craisins, and a little mayo to make an incredible chicken salad for your lunch the next day.

Photo image:  http://www.spiedie.com/images/Reg8-16Thumb.jpg


  1. I love spiedies! This is such a great "upstate" treat. :) Congratulations on your new grandson too! How exciting!

  2. Love this! I am making it this weekend!!! Thanks for posting the "simple" things! Those are most definitely, the most important!!!