chipotle lime chicken skewers & avocado ranch

chipotle chicken skewers and avocado ranch recipe 2
shh…do you feel that….?
it’s summer coming…
and we spend almost every night in the summer on the grill.
chicken and veggies cause they are yummy,
aaaand cause we have suits to fit into…
i saw this recipe for chicken skewers last week and about died.
 {you may have noticed that if it has avocado in it,
i will probably be making it.}
and anytime we are out to eat,
if “chipotle” is in the name, it’s a safe 95% bet that i’ll order it…
these have a “warm heat” so they aren’t super spicy,
but just enough.
and the avocado ranch is just perfect.
you could whip up an easier version of this with just avocado and pre-made ranch too.
and, as you can see…
it pairs well with a dirty diet coke.
{that’s become a catchphrase at this house… cause we think we’re hilarious.}
chipotle chicken skewers and avocado ranch recipe
dirty diet coke you say?
{1/2 glass of ice,
1/4 squeezed lime,
1 pump sugar free coconut flavor,
and a can of diet coke or diet dr. pepper}

and, i was a bit skeptical about the need for smoked paprika here,
but turns out smoked paprika and chipotle were MFEO {made for each other}
it’s worth the buy if you don’t already have some in the spice cabinet… promise.

chipotle lime chicken skewers & avocado ranch

chipotle lime chicken skewers & avocado ranch

Ingredients

  • chicken skewers:
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • avocado ranch:
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning*
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • water {if needed}

what to do

1. combine marinade for chicken skewers and coat chicken. let sit for at least 15 minutes.

2. thread chicken on skewers and grill for a few minutes on each side until cooked through.

3. combine ranch ingredients in the blender until smooth adding a little water if needed to thin to the consistency you like.

*note: if you don’t have ranch seasoning, add 1 tbs dill

4. eat like no one’s watching.


adapted from how sweet eats

http://colormemeg.com/2014/04/chipotle-lime-chicken-skewers-avocado-ranch.html


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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