Chipotle-Lime Chicken Skewers

Chipotle-Lime Chicken Skewers



  • For the chicken:

    Juice of 2 limes

    ½ cup of vegetable or canola oil

    1 tsp. kosher salt

    ¾ tsp. chili powder

    ¾ tsp. paprika

    ½ tsp. cumin

    ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 tbsp. brown sugar

    1 chipotle in adobo, seeded and minced

    2 lbs. chicken breasts and/or thighs, cut into 1½-2 inch pieces

    Minced fresh cilantro, for serving

    For the avocado cream sauce:

    1 avocado, split and pitted

    ½ cup low-fat greek yogurt

    1 clove garlic, minced

    Juice of 1 lime

    Salt and pepper, to taste

Total Time
22 min


In a medium bowl or a baking dish/pie plate, combine the lime juice, oil, spices, garlic, brown sugar, and chipotle.

Whisk together to combine. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and mix well to ensure that they are all coated and mostly submerged. Cover, refrigerate, and let marinate for 30-60 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium-high and oil the grates. When the chicken is done marinating, thread the pieces onto skewers for grilling. (If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them first to prevent charring/burning.) Dispose of the excess marinade. Place the kabobs on the grill and let cook, turning once or twice, until all sides are slightly browned and the internal temperature registers 160˚ F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove to a plate and let rest 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with minced fresh cilantro, if desired.

To make the sauce, combine the avocado, yogurt, garlic and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor or a blender.

Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve alongside the kabobs for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 680mg 28%
Potassium 860mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 0%
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