Family Meal: Sweet and Smoky Chicken Skewers

with cilantro-lime pesto and apple slaw

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Peanuts

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

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
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Sodium

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    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.

  • Step 2 - Marinate the Chicken

    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.

  • Step 3 - Make the Slaw

    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.

  • Step 4 - Make the Cilantro-Lime Pesto

    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.

  • Step 5 - Grill the Chicken

    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.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    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.