Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Skewers

I am having a crazy week. We may be moving to Pasadena in 2 weeks! I will also be leaving town next week for 2 weeks, so I need to have everything ready for J to move us before I leave...tick tock tick tock..Of course this is all happening right when my CAbi season is in full swing. Here we go! That being said this may be my last blog for a little bit. Don't worry I will be back!

I have been looking for yummy grilled chicken recipes so that we can have healthier choices now that I am working out. I LOVED this recipe from How Sweet it is. It has so much flavor. Her avocado ranch is really yummy, but complicated so I pulled out my easier one from a previous recipe. You really don't need a sauce though, the chicken flavor is enough!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Skewers

4-5 chicken tenders, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
skewers: 4-5
Optional: Avocado dipping sauce, click here for recipe

Add cubed chicken and spices to at bowl and stir together to get the chicken covered in the spices.

Stir together lime juice, zest, garlic, oil and chipotle sauce.
Pour into chicken. Toss to coat. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes. At this time if you are using bamboo skewers soak them in water. You can also make your avocado dipping sauce. I used the recipe from my spicy fish taco recipe.
Remove chicken cubes from marinate and place about 5 pieces on each skewer.

Grill skewers for about 7 minutes per side.

Yum this chicken is so good, it doesn't need the dipping sauce!

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