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Olive Garden's Mixed Grill

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A favorite throughout the Italian countryside, Mixed Grill consists of skewers of chicken and sausage served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

"Spiedino misto (skewered mix), the traditional style of skewering chicken and sausage, is a mainstay in Italy," says Giacomo Ciabattini, Olive Garden executive chef and director of culinary development. "This favorite summertime dish can be found in restaurants throughout the Italian countryside."

Olive Garden's Mixed Grill is skewers of grilled chicken and Italian sausage served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Bring the freshness and flavor of Italy to your dinner table with this recipe for Mixed Grill.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breast (4 oz each)
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links, mild
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Marinade:

  • 2 tsps Colavita pepper oil
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 bay leaves broken into pieces
  • 2 large garlic cloves pressed

Directions:

Cut each piece of chicken in half length-wise.

Thread each chicken piece onto a skewer; add a cherry tomato to the end of each skewer.

For chicken marinade, in a large baking dish mix pepper oil, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, bay leaves and pressed garlic.

Place each chicken skewer in the marinade and marinate for at least three hours.

Bake sausage at 350 F for 20 minutes. Cut each link into three pieces; set aside.

Cook chicken on grill until internal temperature reaches 165 F or cook in oven at 350 F until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Skewer sausage and place on hot grill until internal temperature reaches 155 F or cook in oven at 350 F until internal temperature reaches 155 F.

When cooked completely, place on a large platter, garnish with rosemary sprigs, lemon halves and any remaining cherry tomatoes.

Wine Pairing Recommendation: Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico

See the story: Delightful Traditional And Regional Dishes From Italy

Serving Size: Serves four


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