Recipes

Chicken and Mozzarella Bite Kabobs

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://foodforthefinicky.blogspot.com/2012/07/chicken-and-mozzarella-bite-kabobs.html

These baked tasty bites make great treats for the family or for a crowd.
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

4 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into fifths
1/4 pound boneless chicken breast (slightly more is okay)
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 1/2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tbsp. milk
1/8 tsp. salt
a pinch of pepper
20 skewers

How to cook it

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat egg and milk to make an egg wash. Set aside. Place flour in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Spread Panko crumbs evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake until crumbs are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir halfway if Panko begins to brown unevenly. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place in a small bowl and stir in Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
  • Working in batches of 4 or 5 pieces at a time, roll mozzarella in flour, shake off excess, dip into egg wash, and roll in Panko mixture. Place on a plate. Continue to coat all of the cheese. Freeze for 1 hour to prevent oozing during baking.
  • Meanwhile, cut chicken into 20 small bite size pieces (about 1 inch thick each). Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Use the same dredging process as for the mozzarella, dipping in flour, then egg, then Panko. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Can be chilled while waiting for the cheese. Do not freeze.
  • Remove mozzarella from freezer after one hour. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray top of cheese with cooking spray. Spray top of chicken with cooking spray. Bake both in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 8 minutes. The chicken is done when it becomes white inside; do not over bake.
  • To serve, work quickly to place one chicken and one mozzarella bite on each skewer. Serve with marinara sauce. Makes 20 skewers.
  • To double the recipe, use these measurements: 8 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into fifths 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast (slightly more is okay) 1 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup flour 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 2 eggs 2 tbsp. milk 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 40 skewers