Spicy Smokey Chicken Sandwiches & Flavorful Give Away!


Recently I was given the opportunity to sample
a set of natural herb seasoning blends offered
by  the Ariosto Spa Buccinasco company in Italy.

And the exciting news is that the kind people from this fine
company have invited me to have a drawing
for the same gift pack to two of my followers!

Here is the generous gift two winners will receive ~
full size containers of a variety of
herb seasonings, specially blended, using
all natural herbs and sea salt, sent to you
directly from Italy!

I've been having fun in the kitchen using the
seasonings ~ they are perfect for adding
unique and delicious flavors to grilled, roasted, or
sauteed meats, poultry, vegetables as well
as eggs and stews.

Most recently I made these 
Smokey-Spicy grilled chicken breast sandwiches.

Just brush or spoon the marinade ~ (recipe below)
over boneless/skinless chicken breasts, (sliced
in half lengthwise, to make them thinner.)
Allow to marinate while your grill is heating up. 

You can grill them outdoors, or inside on a stove-top
grill.  They only take a few minutes to cook ~ and
during that time you can mix up the simple
Lemon-Aioli for the sandwiches.

Ingredients for Sandwich:

For two servings:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise 
to make 4 thin cutlets.


In a container large enough to hold the sliced chicken,
 mix together:
1 teaspoon Aristo meat poultry seasoning 
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 tablespoon good olive oil
Spread/brush mixture on both sides of chicken slices.

2 Sandwich Rolls
Lettuce, washed and chilled 
Tomatoes, sliced

Lemon Aioli:

Blend together 1/4 cup good mayonnaise,
plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice until thoroughly blended.

Grill the chicken, mix aioli, toast sandwich rolls if desired.
(While chicken is on the grill mix aioli.) 
Spread 1/2 of the aioli on the base of 
each sandwich bun, top with 2 chicken slices, lettuce,
sliced tomatoes ~ and enjoy! 

These received high praise here ~ and that always
makes me happy.

This recipe was adapted from Donna Hay ~ I must
say, the additional herb blend from Ariosto Spa Buccinasco
truly put the flavor over-the-top!

The Drawing Details 

Open to the continental USA and CANADA! :)

1.) Be a Google Follower of my blog (upper right column) and 
leave a comment here just saying you want to be a part of
this drawing.

2. Another chance to win ~ if you are a member
of facebook click "like" on

Ariosto Spa Buccinasco's page

and mention it in your comment here on my blog.

3. One MORE chance to win ~ spread the word on
your blog and/or facebook about this give-away,
and mention it in your comment here for another
chance to win.

Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, October 23rd until
October 30th, 2012 @ 9PM (Pacific Time).

Winner will be announced here on November 1, 2012.


It was a pleasure to be given the Herb Sampler Library
 and the opportunity to review these products from Ariosto Spa Buccinasco.

Thank you for stopping by and best of luck to all who enter!  

~ Mari 


  1. Mari..
    You've caught our attention!
    The Chef and I shall try these maybe for dinner this evening.
    Such a nice offer...all the spices.
    Good luck with the give-away!
    xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. This looks delicious. Would love to win

  3. It truly is a flavorful giveaway. I would love to try their spices.

    I'm a Google Follower on your blog and liked Ariosto Spa Buccinasco's Facebook page.

    And of course, I shared this giveaway on my Facebook wall!

  4. Hi Mari,
    Great recipe and would love to try those blends. Following on Google now.CHEERS!

  5. I am subscribed via email ( kimforni@yahoo.com) and Google. I liked their page ( actually it was a friend request button) I would love to try these!

  6. I would dearly love to try Ariosto Spa Buccinasco's products. Your chicken sandwich looks GREAT!

  7. I followed you and look forward to reading all your posts and I wold like to be in the contest too!

  8. I liked Ariosto Spa Buccinasco too!

  9. I am one of your followers on GFC as rusthawk.

    If you could, would you let me know where I might purchase a set of measuring spoons like the one in your photo? I love them!

  10. I posted on my facebook wall https://www.facebook.com/rusthawk/posts/267700890000304

  11. I liked Ariosto Spa Buccinasco's facebook wall. thank you! this is a wonderful giveaway!

  12. your recipes always look so delicious! i thought i was already on your email list, but apparently not, but now i am! thanks for the chance to win something fun like these spices!! have a great day

  13. I would love to win these spices.

  14. Thank you for sharing such an awesome blog and fun chance to win some creative spices! Have a great day! :-)

  15. Thank you for sharing such an awesome blog and fun chance to win some creative spices! Have a great day! :-)

  16. Thank you for sharing such an awesome blog and fun chance to win some creative spices! Have a great day! :-)

  17. I'm a follower. I'd love to win some new spices.

  18. Hi Mari, I am a follower and would love to win the spices. It would make a great Nov. 1st birthday gift ;)

  19. Good morning Mari,

    I think my three boys are going to love this recipe!! I might change the meat to bufalo burgers, being out here in Montana. The spices look wonderful.

    Have a great day:)


  20. Oh Mari - you always host the nicest giveaways. Count me in ;).

  21. Would love to win these!!

  22. Liked ariotso spa's fb page (terri)

  23. OH YUM!!! Your photos of the smoky grilled chicken are making my mouth water!!
    Please add me to your drawing as I am a Google follower AND these seasonings sound so tasty!!!
    Sweet blessings......Sandie

  24. These seasonings look and sound so good! I would love a chance to win.

  25. I follow on GFC. elysesw

  26. I am already a Google follower, love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this super duper prize.

    Mary L

  27. Great blog! I'd love to win the prize--thanks for the opportunity!

  28. I am a google followe of Once Upon a Plate. Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

  29. facebook share

  30. Ariosto Spa Buccinasco - request sent on facebook

  31. Yummy-i follow via google- great ideas
    Diane Baum

  32. I follow your blog and I love this post. Clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

  33. i love seasonings :)
    google friend kathy pease

  34. https://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/370576509690711

  35. I would love to join the giveaway, I am following you on GFC


  36. I follow via GFC - Robin T


  37. i am a follower on gfc
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  38. I am a follower of your blog on Google (Aneesa Bint Lewis). Love the giveaway. Thanks!

  39. I liked Ariosto Spa Buccinasco on Facebook (Aneesa Bint Lewis).

  40. Following you on GFC!
    Being a spice junkie, I would LOVE to try these!


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