Chicken Anticuchos

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Chicken AnticuchosRecipe

Photo: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne 

Look for aji amarillo paste, a spicy Peruvian seasoning made from yellow chile peppers, in Latin markets. It's wonderful in marinades and meat rubs.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 skewers)


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1/2 cup white vinegar, divided
2 tablespoons aji amarillo paste
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 garlic cloves
3 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 red onion
1 red or green bell pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Dash of kosher salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray


Active: 50 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

1. Place 1/4 cup vinegar, aji amarillo paste, 2 teaspoons cumin, black pepper, salt, and garlic in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Place marinade in a large zip-top plastic bag.

2. Cut chicken into 2-inch cubes. Place chicken cubes in bag with marinade; toss well to coat. Marinate in refrigerator at least 45 minutes or up to overnight.

3. Peel onion; cut into 1-inch wedges. Remove stem, seeds, and membrane from bell pepper; cut into 1-inch pieces.

4. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread the chicken and vegetable pieces evenly onto 8 (10-inch) skewers, alternating chicken with vegetables.

5. Combine remaining vinegar, remaining cumin, oil, dash of salt, and dash of pepper in a small bowl.

6. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill skewers 2 minutes on each side or until chicken is done, basting frequently with vinegar mixture.

Created date

May 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 306
Fat 17.6 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 9.8 g
Polyfat 4.5 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 214 mg
Calcium 24 mg
Sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g