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Breaded pork on skewers in cast iron pan

City Chicken

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Polish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Edyta
City Chicken (aka, Fake Chicken) is a traditional Polish-American dish that is beloved by many. The most curious thing about this dish is that it doesn't actually contain any chicken. Rather, your featured protein here is actually pork and/or veal
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  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Wooden Skewers


  • 2.5 lbs Pork and or Veal cubed into 1.5-inch pieces
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Flour all-purpose
  • 1.5 cup Bread Crumbs
  • Salt or Season Salt and Pepper sprinkled all over the meat
  • Oil for Frying


Assemble the Skewers

  • Cut your meat into 1.5-inch squares and add 2 or 3 pieces onto a wooden skewer (cut off the skewers to fit the meat); season the meat on each side with seasoned salt or regular salt and pepper and prepare for breading.


  • Prepare 3 prep-dishes: one for flour, one for beaten eggs and one for breadcrumbs. Starting with the flour, cover the meat on each side (shaking off the excess), then place it into the egg mixture and cover on each side. Then finish it up by rolling it in breadcrumbs, on each side. Continue with all the remaining skewers.


  • Heat up your cast iron (or another heavy pan) skillet. Add cooking oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan). Once the oil is hot, add breaded skewers into the skillet (don't overcrowd them, cook in batches if needed and add more oil in between the batches). Fry the skewers on each side until golden brown for 2-3 minutes on each side. While frying the meat, preheat your oven to 350F.

Finishing Up in the Oven

  • Cover the skillet with the aluminum foil and transfer it to the hot oven to finish up cooking (covered for 20 minutes and uncovered for 5 minutes). Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg