APPETIZER CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH AVOCADO CREAM DIP

Marinade

Ingredients Weight Measure
Orange juice 1/2 cup
TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce 1-1/2 tsp.
Garlic, minced 1 tsp.
Key lime juice 1-1/2 tsp.
Cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp.
Achiote paste 1 Tbsp.
White onion, minced 1 Tbsp.
Soy sauce 2 tsp.
Salt 1 tsp.
Chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes 20 oz. 4 ea. (36 pieces in total)

Dip

Ingredients Weight Measure
Avocado 1 ea.
Sour cream 1/2 cup
Cilantro, chopped 1 Tbsp.
Key lime juice 1 1/2 tsp.
TABASCO® brand Green JalapeƱo Pepper Sauce 3 Tbsp.
Salt 1/3 tsp.
Olive oil 3 Tbsp.

Skewers

Ingredients Weight Measure
White onion, cut into 12 1-in. square pieces 1/2 of 1 onion
Green bell pepper, cut into 12 1-in. square pieces 1/2 of 1 pepper
Red bell pepper, cut into 12 1-in. square pieces 1/2 of 1 pepper

Method

  1. Whisk marinade ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in chicken pieces. Mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. While chicken is marinating, place all dip ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. To assemble skewers: thread one piece of red pepper onto a 3 to 4-inch skewer or toothpick, followed by chicken, onion, chicken and green pepper.
  4. Preheat either a grill or a stovetop griddle to medium-high heat. Cook the skewers on the first side, about 2 minutes, then turn, cooking for 2 minutes on all 4 sides.
  5. Serve with Avocado Cream Dip.

Yield: 6 appetizer servings