Chipotle Chicken Skewers with Chopped Salad

Chipotle Chicken Skewers with Chopped Salad

SERVINGS: 4 (8 skewers total)
HANDS-ON TIME: 20 minutes
OVERALL TIME: 20 minutes + marinating

Marinating chicken makes the meat juicy, tender, and full of flavor. It’s simple and ideal for busy weeknights and healthy lunch boxes. Here it’s served with a simple chopped salad. I used homemade Mexican chile paste. If you use store-bought, be sure to watch out for added sugar!

1.3 pounds (600 g) chicken breasts, cut into 11/2-inch (4 cm) chunks
3 tablespoons (45 g/1.6 oz) chipotle chile paste or minced chipotle peppers in adobo (see tip)
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1/4–1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1 large (250 g/8.8 oz) cucumber, diced
1 large (200 g/7.1 oz) avocado, diced
1/2 medium (50 g/1.8 oz) red onion, diced
2 large (250 g/8.8 oz) tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup (15 g/0.5 oz) chopped cilantro or parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste

TO MARINATE THE CHICKEN: Place the chicken chunks in a bowl. Add the chile paste, olive oil, lime juice, and salt. Mix until combined and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to cook, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a rack on top. Thread metal or soaked wooden skewers with the chicken chunks, 4 per skewer.

Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C) forced fan or 465°F (240°C) conventional. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them halfway through and brushing with any leftover marinade from the bowl. When done, place on a cooling rack.

MEANWHILE, PREPARE THE SALSA: In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and lime juice. Place the veggies in a mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over and mix to combine.

Serve with the skewers (about 1 cup/200 g/7.1 oz of salad with 2 skewers per serving).

You can buy ready-made chipotle chile paste or use our keto-approved recipe. Find out more at

Total carbs: 13.2 g / Fiber: 4.9 g / Net carbs: 8.3 g / Protein: 34.6 g / Fat: 40.8 g / Calories: 560 kcal
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (27%), fat (67%)

This delicious recipe is taken from our cookbook of the month, Keto Simple – Over 100 Delicious Low-Carb Meals That Are Easy on Time, Budget, and Effort

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