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Gladiator Chicken Skewers Recipe

Gladiator Chicken Skewers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.