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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    16 skewers (3/4 cup sauce)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 chicken, discarding marinade in bowl. 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.

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  • Sepha
    Jun 22, 2013

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  • jennyw06
    May 1, 2013

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  • oreoap
    May 29, 2012

    great recipe - tender chicken with creamy cool avocado sauce - will make again!!

  • rosa527
    Aug 3, 2011

    I add a little garlic powder to the marinade and the sauce. Also, I let the chicken marinade overnight, which cut down my prep time when we were ready for dinner & gave the chicken a nice mostness & good flavor. Honestly, the chicken was delicious without the sauce!

  • vcallag
    Aug 1, 2011

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  • raenell
    Jul 28, 2011

    Really enjoyed this recipe however the avocado sauce was a bit too limey for us and the chicken had a nice kick to it which we were not expecting; so the kids did not get chicken that night:) I will make this again but with less lime.

  • cdunks
    Jul 24, 2011

    I made this when some of my husband's friends came over, and was embarrassed. The marinade was ok, not amazing, and the sauce was boring and blah. Also, the adobo sauce was a hassle to find and not worth it. I won't even try to adapt this recipe- I don't know where to start.

  • REnriquez
    Jul 24, 2011

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  • walczakruby
    Jul 21, 2011

    I would do this with lemon herb instead of the lime pepper though.

  • puregolf
    Jul 21, 2011

    dblunt, if you haven't made it, don't review it, you might as well say its partly cloudy