Chicken Pesto Skewers

With Chicken Thighs, Kale-Mozzarella Salad, and Lemon-Champagne Vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts

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In this dish, skewers get an upgrade from outdoor finger food to a hearty salad topper. Chicken thighs and veggies are skewered and roasted in herby basil pesto. They’re placed atop a bed of baby kale alongside heavenly fresh mozzarella pearls and a light and tasty lemon-champagne vinaigrette for one heck of a salad!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 4½ oz. Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Shallot
  • 64 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 6 Wooden Skewers
  • Info
    ¼ cup Basil Pesto
  • ½ fl. oz. Champagne Vinegar
  • 3 oz. Baby Kale
  • Info
    2 oz. Fresh Mozzarella Pearls

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    1719
  • Carbohydrates
    15g
  • Fat
    109g
  • Protein
    177g
  • Sodium
    795mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Turn on broiler. Place broiler rack to very top position. Prepare a baking sheet with foil. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Mince garlic. Halve cherry tomatoes. Halve lemon. Stem, seed, and dice yellow bell pepper into 1” pieces. Peel and mince shallot. Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry. On a separate cutting board, slice thighs into 18 ¾"-wide strips.

  • 2

    Assemble the Skewers

    Fold a chicken strip in half and thread onto skewer, followed by tomato half, and a piece of pepper. Repeat process twice, resulting in 3 pieces of each on the skewer. Repeat with remaining skewers. (Any extra tomatoes and bell pepper can be tossed with the salad.) Place assembled skewers on prepared baking sheet. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Wash hands and cutting board thoroughly after handling raw chicken.

  • 3

    Cook the Skewers

    Divide pesto in half. Brush skewers with half the pesto and fold foil over exposed ends of skewers to prevent burning. Wash your brush. Place prepared skewers in broiler and cook 6 minutes. Remove from broiler, turn skewers over, and brush again with remaining pesto on all sides. Return to broiler and cook 6-8 minutes, or until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Discard remaining pesto, as it has been in contact with raw chicken and should not be served.

  • 4

    Make the Dressing

    In a small bowl, combine garlic, champagne vinegar, shallot (to taste), juice of half the lemon, 2 tsp. olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside.

  • 5

    Plate the Dish

    Divide baby kale between 2 plates and evenly distribute fresh mozzarella and any remaining peppers or tomatoes on top of kale. Nestle 3 skewers atop the salad. Drizzle champagne vinaigrette over salad and garnish with remaining lemon.

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