Chicken and zucchini skewers..tender and moist!

Chicken and zucchini skewers..tender and moist!

By 23/06/2016

Today I made this recipe up really quickly. I only had 30 minutes to make something up for dinner before having to dash off to take my children to their afternoon sports activities.

I usually like to prepare dinner early on in the afternoon so when my children are back we don't end up eating too late.

These chicken skewers made a fab dinner for all of us. Super simple: just mince some chicken breasts, add grated zucchini, egg, parmesan and breadcrumbs, lightly fry them in a pan and dinner is sorted. Serve with lots of green salad and with a natural yogurt dip.

Buy organic/free range or corn fed chicken if you can, as caged/mass reared chicken has very little taste.

The Caravanner's Cook Book  has just been released! It features several quick and easy recipes for the summer suitable to make in a caravan. All the recipes are from bloggers and there is one of mine too. Check it out it is free to download 🙂


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes



Whiz the chicken breast in a processor. Grate the zucchini at julienne.


In a bowl mix the zucchini, chicken, egg, parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and lemon zest.

mixing ingredients

Wet your hands with water.  This will help you when working the mixture. Soak the wooden skewers in water.

Divide the mixture into balls, roll them into long cylinders then pierce them into the wooden skewers.

Roll them into olive oil. Heat a griddle pan and cook the skewers over a medium heat for about 15 minutes turning them on all sides.

Serve them warm with a yogurt dip.

Chicken and zucchini skewers

Chicken and zucchini skewers

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22 Responses to Chicken and zucchini skewers..tender and moist!

  1. carla

    dear Alida, these skewers look perfect and the fit very well into my diet. As we have had very cold and wet weather until a few days ago in the Abruzzo region, the zucchini plants are not producing yet. But soon the zucchini season will start and I will immediately try these delicious skewers! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Alida

      Dear Carla,
      I know the season has not been great in many parts of Italy especially in the North. Over here there is still lots of rain but hopefully summer is on its way soon.
      I am pleased you like the recipe, this is very easy to prepare.

  2. Susan

    This does look really simple and good. I never thought of adding grated zucchini to a breading before, but I image it would be good.

    • Alida

      Thank you Susan!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Mouthwatering!!! I really love the addition of zucchini here…a fantastic idea and recipe, Alida.

  4. All That I'm Eating

    This is a great idea, I bet the chicken and courgette work really nicely together. Must remember this for my next BBQ!

    • Alida

      Yes the delicate meat of the chicken goes well with zucchini.

  5. Chiara

    che spiedini deliziosi, mi segno la ricetta, sono certa che sarà molto apprezzata anche a casa mia ! Buon fine settimana Alida, un bacione

    • Alida

      La prossima volta provo a metterli sulla griglia!

  6. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Congrats to you on being a contributor to this cookbook. I download it and it looks so interesting and yummy! I really like this recipe..the chicken and zucchini skewers are so easy and they really look amazing. The flavor must be amazing and they must be very moist. Your photo is very enticing…I want one of these skewers right now. Great job…have a good weekend dear friend,
    Hugs Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Many thanks Dottie. I am quite pleased with the e-book too.
      These skewers were a good idea and my children loved them + they ate zucchini without even realizing it!

  7. uno spicchio di melone

    Alida…hai sempre delle idee meravigliose!!! Brava! Ti adoro!

    • Alida

      Ma grazie cara! Baci!!!

  8. elisabetta

    Now that’s a quick and tasty recipe just right for our long hot summer (and something to cheer me up after news of the mess we are in as a result of Brexit). Grazie x.

    • Alida

      I cannot stop thinking about it. Feeling sad. Let’s hope for the best eh? Un abbraccio xx

  9. uno spicchio di melone

    Mentre mi riguardo questo fantastico piatto ti riporto i miei saluti! Un bacione grande grande!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara!

  10. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Love the idea of a caravaners cookbook! Not that I have a caravan….. but I am sure it will have a place in lots of small and under-equipped spaces! Great that you have a recipe in there.
    The chicken skewers look so good. I could happily eat the lot x

  11. Balvinder

    I really love this quick chicken skewers with zuchinni in it!

    • Alida

      Thanks Balvinder!

  12. Sapana

    Photos are awesome. My kids love chicken skewers. I always add finely chopped onion and ginger garlic paste. Will try this recipe!

    • Alida

      Good tip. Ginger gives a fab flavour to meat and fish.

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