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Chicken skewers with cucumber & shallot dip

Chicken skewers with cucumber & shallot dip

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(10 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition

  • kcalories210
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    Chicken

    chik-en

    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

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

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

For the dip

  • 125ml rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

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

    Shallot

    shal-lot

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

  • 1 cucumber

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Method

  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
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my husband and myself thought this was a hit

champion's picture
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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
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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
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Very nice and easy!

vickpole's picture
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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
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Very easy to make and really delicious

adelebarnard's picture
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Very tasty and so easy! Excellent recipy. Will make it again!

rareflower's picture
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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
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This was the tastiest chicken ever!

eleanormayo's picture
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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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