Fried Breaded Chicken/Pork Skewers | Slovenian Palčki | Ocvrta Nabodala

These ' Slovenian Palčki' are crispy on the outside and so deliciously juicy on the inside. This recipe has been a staple in our family! My mami has perfected it. I will be sharing her secret that makes the meat on the stick so juicy and flavourful. It is a dish that is usually found on the table at all of our family gatherings — right next to the chicken schnitzel. It’s perfect for parties, potlucks or your next family meal. It will be a HUGE hit with both the adults and children! 

Makes 12 to 24 skewers (*Cut the skewers in half or into 3 pieces depending on how big the wooden skewers are, to make small appetizer sized skewers)


Ingredients to marinate meat:
2 pounds chicken breast or pork
Jar or pickled red pepper preserves
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Ingredients for breading:
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
2 Tbsp's milk
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
12 x Large skewers
Oil for frying (I prefer sunflower or canola oil)
1. Cut pork/chicken into 3/4″ wide pieces and add to a large mixing bowl.
2. Season with 1 tsp seasoning salt, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, *add liquid from the pickled red pepper preserves, start with 1/4 to 1/2 cup. ** This is the magic that will make your meat so tender and juicy. The vinegar juice from the pickled red pepper preserves really tenderizes the meat and adds such delicious flavour
3. Mix it all together well. Cover the bowl with clear plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight ( I have also breaded and fried right away without any marinating and they still turned amazing)
4. Cut the pickled red peppers into small 3/4” squares. Skewer the meat onto the wooden sticks, add 1 red pepper piece in between the meat.
5. For the breading process you will require 3 shallow bowls:
❥ First dish is filled with 1 cup of all purpose flour 
❥ second dish is the egg mixture: 2 eggs, juice from 1/2 of a lemon, 2 Tablespoons milk, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sea salt, Beat all together until well combined 
❥ Third dish is filled with 1 cup of bread crumbs 

6.  In a large non-stick pan, one that is large enough to fit the skewered breaded meat sticks.  Add enough oil to generously cover the bottom. Place over medium heat. Sautee the breaded skewers for about 2-3 minutes per side or until well browned on all sides and 165˚F at the thickest part of the chicken on a thermometer. Place on a plate that is lined with paper towel or a baking tray with a rack over top — for the excess oil. 

❥ Marinate overnight for super tender and flavourful Slovenian Palčki (fried meat on a stick) then bread and fry before serving.
❥ You can make the skewers earlier in the day and warm them up in the oven in a baking dish before dinner or your party guests arrive.
❥ Once the skewers have been fried and they have cooled down, cover them up with a paper towel and then foil paper and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Made with Love,

❤️ Michelle XO



Love it


Prepared today to eat tommorow but doing beef pork and chicken briill


Looks like a tasty alternative, yet similar, to schnitzel. Seems like the liquid juice makes a huge impact on the tenderness and taste. I will definitely try this!

Isabel Klopchic

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