Chicken Skewers with Mint Sauce

Chicken Skewers with Mint SauceRecipe
Photo: Jan Smith
These succulent bites of marinated, grilled chicken taste delicious with the refreshing sauce.


6 servings (serving size: 1 skewer (about 2 1/2 ounces chicken) and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.

Prepare grill.

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.

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.