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Thai chicken skewers

3
2
2
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 21 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
6 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Party refreshments need to be easy to handle with a drink in the other hand. That's where simple skewers come in. This low SmartPoints appetizer is sure to please any party (especially for your dairy-free guests). Cook the chicken on an outdoor grill or grill pan to sear for attractive grill marks. We know cilantro can be very polarizing: Keep it on the side so that people can choose to add this unique flavor for 0 SmartPoints value. Set these skewers on a tray paired with our fresh dipping sauce made with lime, curry paste, and coconut milk.

Ingredients

light unsweetened coconut milk

13½ fl oz

cilantro

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped, or to taste

dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Thai curry paste

1½ tsp

ginger root

1 tsp, fresh, grated

lime zest

1 tsp

table salt

¾ tsp

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), pounded thin, cut crosswise on the diagonal into 16 strips

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, cilantro, sugar, curry paste, ginger, lime zest and salt until blended; set 1 cup of coconut milk mixture aside for dipping sauce.
  2. Transfer remaining coconut milk mixture to a resealable plastic food storage bag (or shallow glass container with cover). Add chicken to bag (or container), seal and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, soak sixteen 18-inch wooden skewers in water for 20 to 30 minutes (to prevent scorching).
  4. Preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan rack with nonstick aluminum foil (or use a nonstick baking sheet coated with cooking spray).
  5. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread one piece of chicken onto each skewer and place on prepared pan; coat with cooking spray. Broil, turning once, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, bring reserved sauce to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Arrange skewers on serving platter. Spoon sauce into a bowl for dipping. Yields 2 skewers and about 1 tablespoon sauce per serving.

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