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Chicken Skewers with Mint Sauce

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 skewer (about 2 1/2 ounces chicken) and 2 tablespoons sauce)
These succulent bites of marinated, grilled chicken taste delicious with the refreshing sauce.

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • Mint sauce:
  • 2 (1 1/2-ounce) slices white bread
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves (about 3/4 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 193
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 25.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.4 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 64 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 467 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Thread chicken pieces onto 6 (8-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning frequently.

  4. To prepare mint sauce, place bread slices in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely crumbled. Add mint, olive oil, white wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 garlic cloves; pulse until combined. With processor on, slowly pour water through food chute, and process until smooth and well blended.