Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce Recipe
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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce Recipe

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I'm always looking for lighter recipes to take on tailgate outings. This one is quick and easy to marinate and take along. It's also great tasting and a family favorite. Veronica Callaghan-Glastonbury, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer with about 2 teaspoons sauce: 59 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; cut lengthwise into sixteen 1-in.-wide strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, vinegar, chipotle pepper and salt; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, place remaining ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Thread meat onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers. On a lightly oiled rack, grill skewers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until no longer pink, turning frequently. Serve with sauce. Yield: 16 skewers (3/4 cup sauce).
Originally published as Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p48

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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oreoap User ID: 6633948 153253
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"great recipe - tender chicken with creamy cool avocado sauce - will make again!!"

rosa527 User ID: 77582 169293
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I add a little garlic powder to the marinade and the sauce. Also, I let the chicken marinade overnight, which cut down my prep time when we were ready for dinner & gave the chicken a nice mostness & good flavor. Honestly, the chicken was delicious without the sauce!"

raenell User ID: 1047156 79477
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Really enjoyed this recipe however the avocado sauce was a bit too limey for us and the chicken had a nice kick to it which we were not expecting; so the kids did not get chicken that night:) I will make this again but with less lime."

cdunks User ID: 5988682 106898
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"I made this when some of my husband's friends came over, and was embarrassed. The marinade was ok, not amazing, and the sauce was boring and blah. Also, the adobo sauce was a hassle to find and not worth it. I won't even try to adapt this recipe- I don't know where to start."

walczakruby User ID: 2446235 97074
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"I would do this with lemon herb instead of the lime pepper though."

puregolf User ID: 5022361 106897
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"dblunt, if you haven't made it, don't review it, you might as well say its partly cloudy"

googles User ID: 1558043 167185
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"This is really quite good if you don't like the marinade try your usual one. This is delicious with Rachel's Ray's avocado sauce(almost the same) and the pepper/olive relish. I think it was fine. Just tune it to your own liking. Olive and Pepper Salsa:

1 cup Spanish olives with pimentos, drained and chopped
2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small white skinned onion, chopped
Several drops hot sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, a handful
1/2 lemon or lime, juiced
Avocado and Garlic Sour Cream:
2 ripe avocados, pitted and spoon flesh from skins
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic
1 cup sour cream"

stowa2000 User ID: 5522813 153221
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"Making tonight. Will add cumin and minced garlic to the sauce and perhaps the marinade as well."

dblunt User ID: 916839 171562
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"Haven't tried this yet, but agree with the other reviews - the marinade sounds like it needs some extra flavor. But then I REALLY like seasoning! I will probably make these but add some garlic powder, onion powder, pepper etc to the marinade."

jules.i.m User ID: 1847310 155684
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"Marinade needed work, flavors didnt work well together and needed something."

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