Recipe: Grilled Chicken Skewers With Creamy Herb Sauce

Elevate your grill game with this fresh summer dish
Grilled chicken skewers with yogurt sauce

A delicious marinade loaded with spices is sure to pack your chicken with flavor right from the start (and decrease potentially carcinogenic heterocyclic amines, or HCAs)! Top these skewers off with a creamy and nutritious herb sauce and pair with corn or a simple salad.

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For the herb sauce:

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded
  • 2 scallions (white and light green parts)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, plus more leaves for serving
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt

For the chicken:

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 radishes
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. For the herb sauce, cut the jalapeño and scallions into 1/2-inch pieces and put into a food processor. Add the cilantro, basil, lime juice and yogurt. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. For the chicken, slice the chicken lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Thread each strip onto a skewer. Place the skewers in a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and salt. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  5. Divide the herb sauce and chicken skewers among plates. Top with some extra cilantro and serve with sliced radishes and lime wedges.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

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Calories: 167
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 3 g
Added sugar: 0 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 272 mg

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