Chicken skewers with shishito peppers, grilled and served in a quinoa bowl with avocado cream.

chicken skewers with shishito peppers
chicken skewers recipe

Shishito peppers have the perfect flavor to match chicken in these grilled chicken skewers recipes.

In Italy shishito peppers are called friggitelli (or friarelli), while in Spain they’re called padrons. And they’re delicious.

Small & sweet, Italians usually pan-fry them and serve them as a dessert or to season pasta.

But not today.

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chicken skewers with shishito
chicken skewers recipe grilled

chicken skewers with shishito peppers recipe

Course meat
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 10,5 oz chicken breast 300 gr - thinly sliced
  • 16 shishito peppers or friggitelli
  • 1 handful of fresh oregano
  • salt & pepper
  • skewers
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa

for the avocado puree

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ shallot chopped


  1. Cook the quinoa following package directions (I added a pinch of salt and a few oregano leaves to the water).
  2. Blend the avocado, the lemon juice the chopped shallot and a pinch of salt.

  3. Cut each chicken slice in 2-3, longwise, to get long and thin stripes of meat.

  4. Pierce the chicken, alternating it with the shishito peppers (partially wrapping them in the chicken). Fit the oregano leaves in every possible space between meat and veggies.

  5. Heat a grill pan or bbq.
  6. Brush some olive oil over the skewers and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  7. Grill 5-6 minutes per side until the chicken is completely cooked. I like a little crust on it, it gives it a dramatic hint.
  8. Serve them over plainly cooked quinoa and season with the avocado cream, very good combo!


Enjoy your chicken skewers!