What is Spiedie Sauce? This is Spiedie Sauce. A Spiedie is a sandwich that is popular in the Binghamton, New York area. It has a Mediterranean/Greek flavor to it. It is meat marinated in a sauce of oil, vinegar, Italian spices, and mint. The ingredients vary slightly but are pretty similar. I bought a few jars when I was home for a visit.
Making your own Spiedie sauce is simple to but let’s face it sometimes just having that jar on hand saves our days. This was one of those days. I dropped the chicken in the slow cooker about 2 pm because I know we are eating dinner slightly after 8 pm tonight. Yes, we eat European style (or at least that is what I tell my children). Poured the sauce over the chicken and 6 hours later we made rice and a plate of cut vegetables into our dinner.
My kids love Spiedie chicken. It has a bright taste and the vinegar tang makes it all the better! You can serve this over rice or make it into a sandwich with a garlic aioli or tzatziki drizzled over the top! YUM!
Though I used the jarred sauce you can also easily make your own Spiedie sauce (see recipe below). I did not marinate my meat first but I HIGHLY suggest it as it will be so tender and flavorful!
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons crushed dried mint
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken breast (cut into 1″ chunks) or whole chicken
- Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl, except chicken. Pour into a large Ziploc bag and add chicken pieces (to grill later) or add whole chicken to bowl (cover bowl) refrigerate chicken either way for at least 8 hours up to 24 hours. The longer it soaks the more tender and flavorful the chicken gets.
- Remove chicken from marinade and either grill chunks (this is the traditional way to make Spiedies) or put your chicken in the slow cooker on low for 6 hours.
- Once chicken has cooked through serve as a sandwich or on a bed of rice.