Chipotle Chicken Skewers .. Celebrating Holidays ?

by Maryam on December 19, 2010

Everybody is celebrating holidays and yet I didn’t post anything related to the event. Thus, I spend my time editing, configuring and modifying cheesecakeforall layout and functions. Still, after finishing most of the job I don’t know what is my plan for the “holiday recipes” part. What I’ve noticed, that I rarely follow the order of nature and calender. I don’t believe in seasons, and time seems to be invisible boundary that I never look at. I do bake strawberry cheesecake instead of date cake in the season of dates, and I do cook many lunch dishes when it’s time for sweet and dessert .. It doesn’t matter if I celebrated an occasion too early or too late .. what it really matters and gives me the enthusiasm to do what I’m doing when I think about what I’m craving for today!

Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Adapted from The Best Light Recipe, with few modifications.

Shopping list

2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 5 medium breasts), trimmed

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves

1/4 cup chipotle chili sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Nonstick cooking spray

Making the chicken

2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts Slice the chicken breast into 1/2-inch-thick strips (you should have about 30 strips).

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves

1/4 cup chipotle chili sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the brown sugar, cilantro, chipotle sauce, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors meld, about 30 minutes. (The chicken, covered, can be refrigerated for up to 1 day before cooking.)
Adjust an oven rack to the top position,spray the broiler pan top with nonstick cooking spray.
Weave each piece of chicken onto individual bamboo skewers; lay half of the skewers on the broiler pan top. *
Broil until the meat is lightly browned and cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, flipping the skewers over halfway through. Transfer the skewers to a serving plate. Repeat, broiling the remaining skewers and serve immediately.

*You can cover the skewer ends with foil to prevent it from burning. You can also dip the skewers in cold water before using them.

enjoy with love,

Maryam

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Kim-Liv Life December 20, 2010 at 2:07 am

An excellent recipe! While I’ve been posting lots and lots of Christmas recipes, this week has me craving something just like this. Love it! Beautiful photos!

Maryam December 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

Dear Kim, yea .. in Christmas time I find people obsessed by its recipes and forget to eat what they really crave for !!

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