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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce Recipe

Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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. 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 Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.