This company-worthy meal that doubles as a super-fast weeknight supper blends spice from the chicken with sweet and tangy nectarine salsa.
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 24 (2-inch) pieces
1 large red onion, cut into 32 (2-inch) pieces
2 cups diced nectarine (about 3)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
How to Make It
Preheat broiler. Combine first 9 ingredients in a shallow dish; let stand 15 minutes.
Thread 4 onion pieces and 3 chicken pieces alternately onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Place skewers on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning occasionally.
Combine nectarines and next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt) in a bowl. Gently stir in avocado.
This dish is SO EASY to make - takes a little work with a knife to craft the salsa. So far I've made this one twice for my wife and I. It looked so great I took pictures! I intend on making this again in a couple of weeks and trying some different combinations on the marinade. I'm thinking that a little Cayenne and some fresh ground mustard seeds might make this really smoke! I only added one Jalapeno to the salsa (both times I made it) and I wish I'd put in two - or at least not seeded the one I put in. The salsa is great as is, but could use more kick IMHO.
Very tasty and easy! I think you could marinate the chicken longer, but it has good flavor and stayed moist. The salsa was also great, through next time I would maybe try mango instead of nectarine, personal preference. Served with whole grain garlic cous cous. Delish! Will make again, good summer meal for the rotation.
As previously shared, the salsa is awsome! I didn't bother with 'Kebobbing" I marinated the chicken breasts whole and placed on the grill that way. I also put cut up onion and whole mushrooms in the marinade and grilled. Served with couscous. 2 thumbs up from the family!!
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