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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce

 Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce
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
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Thread meat onto four metal

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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or soaked wooden skewers. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil;
  • using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill,
  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 1 skewer with about 2 teaspoons sauce equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.