Spiedini di Pollo Panati are breaded chicken skewers from Italy. These dressed-up chicken nuggets are a great family-friendly meal. Evan loved the chicken, but had a hard time getting a good grip of them due to the smaller sized pieces (I served the chicken to him skewer-less to avoid injury). He is still working on his pincher grasp. He isn’t sure what to think about the spaghetti yet. He will probably enjoy this dish more as a toddler. I included the recipe for spaghetti and tomato sauce, but these skewers can also be served pasta-less as finger food for a party or get-together.
Use short skewers when cooking in a skillet so they fit easily. I used bamboo skewers and just broke them by hand to make them the right length.
The idea of skewered meat was brought to Italy from the Middle East. The Italians adapted it to their tastes and the Italian version originated in the Abruzzo region. The traditional skewered meat in Abruzzo uses lamb (also known as rosticini), but there are now multiple variations available with all types of meat.