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Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Romesco Sauce
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 533
- Calories from fat: 47%
- Protein: 56g
- Fat: 28g
- Saturated fat: 4.2g
- Carbohydrate: 14g
- Fiber: 2.9g
- Sodium: 495mg
- Cholesterol: 132mg
- 8 wood or metal skewers
- 2 pounds boned, skinned chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-in. cubes
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons plus 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika (pimenton; see Notes)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup peeled roasted red peppers (canned or fresh)
- 1/4 cup whole almonds or hazelnuts, toasted
- 1 slice crusty bread, toasted and cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
- 2 bunches green onions, root ends trimmed
- 1. If using wood skewers, soak in cold water at least 30 minutes before using. In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine chicken, cilantro, 3 tbsp. olive oil, lime juice, 2 tsp. garlic, salt, smoked paprika, and pepper. Toss to coat, then marinate, chilled, 25 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, put roasted peppers, nuts, bread, vinegar, remaining 1 tbsp. minced garlic, and 1/4 cup olive oil in food processor and whirl until puréed; sauce will be thick.
- 3. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 3 to 4 seconds). Thread chicken onto skewers, discarding marinade. Drizzle green onions with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil. Lay skewers on grill (cover if using gas) and cook 4 minutes. Turn skewers over, then lay green onions on grill. Cook 4 minutes, until chicken is browned and cooked through and onions are charred in places. Serve hot, accompanied by sauce.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Smoked Spanish paprika, also known as pimenton, is available in the spice aisles of many grocery stores.
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