Chicken Skewers with Meyer Lemon Salsa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.3
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 67.1 mg
  • Sodium: 401.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 32.9 g

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Adapted from:
The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen
Adapted from:
The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Number of Servings: 6



    •8 Meyer lemons
    •1/2 cupfinely chopped English hothouse cucumber
    •3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, divided
    •1 serrano chile (with seeds), finely chopped
    • Pinch of sugar
    • Kosher salt
    •1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2” pieces
    •Freshly ground black pepper
    •1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
    •1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
    •1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    •2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
    • 1teaspoon cracked coriander seeds
    •1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
    Special Equipment:

    12 metal skewers


Using a sharp knife, cut all peel and white pith from lemons; discard. Working over a medium bowl, cut between membranes to release segments into bowl; squeeze in juice from membranes and discard membranes. Strain juice into another bowl.

Combine segments, 1 Tbsp. strained lemon juice (reserve remaining juice for another use), cucumber, 2 Tbsp. scallions, and chile in a small bowl; mix well. Stir in sugar; season salsa with salt and set aside.

Place chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a mini-processor or blender, purée 1/4 cup cilantro, yogurt, vegetable oil, garlic, coriander, and turmeric. Pour marinade over chicken; toss to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before continuing.

Preheat broiler. Thread 4 pieces of chicken onto each skewer and transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, turning once and watching closely to prevent burning, until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes. (Alternatively, grill skewers over medium-high heat on a gas grill or over medium heat on a charcoal grill.) Transfer skewers to plates. Spoon Meyer lemon salsa over chicken. Serve over pita breads, garnished with remaining 2 Tbsp. cilantro and 1 Tbsp. scallions.

Serving Size: 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHANDRACETA.

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