Budget Bistro - Season 2 - Episode 7 - Chicken Panchinis

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May. 02, 2012

Budget Bistro is here to save the day! Informative and refreshing. We'll show you how to make a gourmet meal on a dime budget. With Host Eric Reinert, you will learn how to impress family friends....and maybe a girlfriend/boyfriend or two!


Chicken strips 1 Pound
Pancetta 3/4 Pound , cut in half (Italian bacon)
Italian bread crumb 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Finely grated parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemon juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Olive oil 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (1/2



1. in a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and parmesan.

2. Grease a foil lined cookie sheet with olive oil.

3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.


4. In the remaining olive oil, place the strips of chicken. Mix to coat well.

5. Roll chicken strips up with pieces of Pancetta in the middle then cover in with bread crumb cheese mixture. Thread them in skewers. You should be able to put 7-9 on each skewer.

6. Arrange the skewers on the greased cookie sheet.

7. Place the cookie sheet in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes depending on how crispy you like the chicken.

8. In a small bowl, combine butter and lemon juice. Pop the bowl in microwave for 5-7 seconds at a time to ensure a well heated but not boiled butter.


9. Serve the Panchinis with the melted butter and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1111Calories from Fat 853

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 96 g147.7%

Saturated Fat 30 g150%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2312 mg96.33%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 2 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet