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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Honey Glazed Chicken Kofta Kebabs

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Makes 5 servings

INGREDIENTS Chicken Kofta Kebabs

  • 12 ounces ground chicken

  • 1 teaspoon garlic clove, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon Italian parsley (flat-leaf), rough chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Honey Balsamic Glaze

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI*

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. For chicken kofta kebabs: Put all ingredients except parsley in a food processor and pulse until well combined and a bit sticky. Stir in parsley.

  2. With moist hands, form the mixture into cylinders around skewers. Press flat, brush each with oil, and broil, grill, or sear skewers until just cooked.

  3. For honey balsamic glaze: Combine all of the ingredients and simmer until a light syrup is formed. Use immediately, or chill.

  4. Finish kebabs by brushing with glaze and broiling until bubbly.

*The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is the name of an area, a specific place, or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country, used as a description of an agricultural product, which comes from such an area, place, or country, which has a specific quality, goodwill, or other characteristic property, attributable to its geographical origin, at least one of the stages of production, processing, or preparation takes place in the area. The European Union (EU) will only give a product PGI status if they decide it has a reputation, characteristics, or qualities that are a result of the area you want to associate with. It is the PGI logo that guarantees the consumer about the authenticity of the product they are buying.

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