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Chicken Skewers with Mint Sauce

These succulent bites of marinated, grilled chicken taste delicious with the refreshing sauce.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2005

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 193
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 467mg
  • Calcium: 37mg
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