Chicken skewers with cucumber & shallot dip

Chicken skewers with cucumber & shallot dip

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(10 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes


Serves 4
These low fat, mildly flavoured skewers are excellent served with Thai fragrant rice

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal210
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 4 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black peppercorns
  • 2 lime, juice only



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  • 1 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the dip

  • 125ml rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar



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  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 cucumber


  1. Cut the chicken into thin slices. Mix the coriander, pepper, lime juice, sugar, garlic and oil. Toss the chicken in this mixture, then thread on to 12 bamboo skewers. You can make these up to a day ahead and chill until ready to cook.

  2. Make the dip. Heat the vinegar and sugar in a small pan until the sugar has dissolved, then increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes, until slightly syrupy. Remove from the heat and stir in the chilli and shallot. Leave to cool.

  3. Thinly slice a 5cm piece of cucumber, quarter each slice and add to the dip. Cut the rest of the cucumber into thin sticks.

  4. Cook the chicken under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each side, then serve with the dipping sauce, cucumber sticks, rice and pak choi.

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Comments (10)

julieguest's picture

my husband and myself thought this was a hit

champion's picture

This was fantastic light fresh and zingy! Added my own twist of ginger, parsley instead of coriander and a generous splash of fish sauce. Sure to become a family favourite

katemarshall's picture

This chicken is so easy to make and very tasty.
Personally I'd use a little less lime as it was a bit too zingy in places for me.

ladycza's picture

Very nice and easy!

vickpole's picture

Really tasty. I used mini fillets and left them in the marinade for a couple of hours and then cooked on the bbq. The chicken was so tender and tasty. I didn't make the dip.

han2010's picture

Very easy to make and really delicious

adelebarnard's picture

Very tasty and so easy! Excellent recipy. Will make it again!

rareflower's picture

It's part of a buffet for my daughter's 40th. Sounds and looks good...haven't made it yet, so fingers crossed!

sarah_llew's picture

This was the tastiest chicken ever!

eleanormayo's picture

These are brilliant, you can slice the chicken as thin or thick as you like depending on whether you are planning on serving them as nibbles with drinks or larger skewers as a starter.

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