Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


16 skewers (3/4 cup sauce)

Updated: Jan. 06, 2022
I’m always looking for lighter recipes to take on tailgate outings—and this one works fabulously for grilling. Just whip up the marinade, add the chicken and take it along to the pregame festivities. —Veronica Callaghan, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; cut lengthwise into sixteen 1-in.-wide strips. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, vinegar, chipotle pepper and salt; add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and 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 chicken, discarding marinade. Thread meat onto 4 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.

Nutrition 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.