Family Meal: Sweet and Smoky Chicken Skewers

with cilantro-lime pesto and apple slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Peanuts

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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In Your Box

  • 2 Limes
  • 8 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • Info
    1 oz. Peanuts
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 fl. oz. Honey
  • 1½ Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 12 Wooden Skewer
  • 12 oz. Slaw Mix

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    491
  • Carbohydrates
    31g
  • Fat
    22g
  • Protein
    45g
  • Sodium
    986mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Zest limes, halve, and juice. Mince cilantro (no need to stem). Core apples and cut into ¼" slices. Stack slices, cut into matchsticks, and place in a large mixing bowl with water. Coarsely chop peanuts. Rinse chicken and pat dry. On a separate cutting board, slice each chicken breast lengthwise into thirds, then halve those pieces once more to create 24 long strips. Season both sides of strips with ¾ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • 2

    Marinate the Chicken

    Combine half the honey (reserve remaining for slaw), paprika, and 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil in a medium mixing bowl. Add chicken strips and toss to coat. Thread two pieces of chicken onto each skewer and set aside on a plate to marinate.

  • 3

    Make the Slaw

    Combine remaining honey, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a small bowl. Drain water from mixing bowl with apples, add slaw mix, honey-lime juice dressing, and toss to combine. Set aside to let flavors marry.

  • 4

    Make the Cilantro-Lime Pesto

    Combine cilantro, chopped peanuts, 2 tsp. lime zest, 1 tsp. lime juice, and 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a small mixing bowl.

  • 5

    Grill the Chicken

    Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Add chicken skewers to hot grill and cook until well-charred and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-4 minutes per side.

  • 6

    Plate the Dish

    Place a serving of apple slaw on a plate with chicken skewers in front. Top skewers with cilantro-lime pesto or serve on side. Garnish with remaining lime zest.

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