Grilled Chicken Skewers with Asian Pear Slaw

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Grilled Chicken Skewers with Asian Pear SlawRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas  

Marjorie Meek-Bradley relies on fish sauce to bring a new dimension to marinades and vinaigrettes. She finds that this salty pantry staple is especially appealing in crisp salads.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 skewers and about 3/4 cup slaw)


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2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound chicken breast tenders
2 cups shredded cabbage (such as Savoy)
1 cup julienne-cut daikon radish
1/2 cup julienne-cut carrot
1/2 cup shaved red onion
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 3/4 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 cup julienne-cut Asian pear or Granny Smith apple


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

1. To prepare skewers, whisk together first 6 ingredients in a bowl; pour into a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (or up to 12 hours), turning bag occasionally.

2. To prepare slaw, combine cabbage and next 9 ingredients in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Stir in pear.

3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread 1 tender onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers. Add to grill; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with slaw.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 319
Fat 23.5 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 13.2 g
Polyfat 6.3 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 629 mg
Calcium 42 mg
Sugars 8 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g