If gluten-free guests are on your invite list, make this mellow dunking salsa with a flour-free brand of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, such as La Costeña.

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto

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1 hr 5 mins
Serves 12 (makes about 60) (serving size: 5 chicken bites and 2 tbsp. salsa)


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  • Preheat broiler with a rack set about 4 in. from heat. Set tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning as needed, until blackened, 15 to 25 minutes; as done, transfer to a bowl and let cool.

  • Peel, stem, and seed chile. In a food processor, pulse vegetables (including blackened parts from tomatoes and onion) and their juices until chopped. Add remaining salsa ingredients and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Cut chicken into 1- to 1 1/2-in. chunks. In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp. oil, the cumin, salt, chopped cilantro, and chicken.

  • Heat a 12-in. frying pan (not nonstick) over high heat. Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil; swirl to coat. Cook chicken, stirring and turning once, until lightly browned but still moist, 5 minutes.

  • Stir cilantro leaves into chicken; transfer with a slotted spoon to a platter. Serve with salsa and skewers.

  • *Toast over medium heat until fragrant, 3 minutes.

  • Make ahead: Through step 4, up to 1 day, salsa and chicken chilled separately. Microwave salsa until room temperature (about 3 minutes) and chicken, stirring occasionally, until hot (about 4 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; calories from fat 41%; protein 12g; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fiber 0.8g; sodium 399mg; cholesterol 34mg.