Gladiator Chicken Skewers Recipe
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Gladiator Chicken Skewers Recipe

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A mild, creamy sauce with hints of cilantro and lime balances the cayenne kick in these hearty skewers. Serve with extra napkins to help little gladiators keep their party clothes clean. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 213 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Thread chicken onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, chili powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Coat chicken with crumb mixture. In a large skillet, brown chicken in batches in butter. Place skewers on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice if desired and salt. Serve with chicken skewers. Yield: 6 skewers (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Gladiator Chicken Skewers in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p59

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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mmcloed User ID: 5257383 150484
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"We had this tonight and it was very tasty. The sauce really compliments the spices on the chicken. This is a great snack for sports nights."

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