Chicken and Zucchini Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde Recipe

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Submitted by kimyoga

Makes 6 servings



Spiedini is Italian for ��little skewers.�� These grilled kebabs are paired with a zesty sauce of herbs, nuts, citrus, and capers. For a backyard barbecue, prepare the salsa up to a day ahead, and assemble the skewers earlier in the day. Coat with cooking spray and seasonings just before grilling.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Zucchini Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde


SALSA:
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons capers, chopped
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

SPIEDINI:
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Zucchini Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde

  1. 1. Soak 12 (10-inch) wooden skewers in water 30 minutes to prevent burning.

  2. 2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

  3. 3. To prepare salsa, combine first 12 ingredients; set aside.

  4. 4. To prepare spiedini, thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 12 (10-inch) skewers. Coat spiedini with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place on grill rack; grill 6 minutes or until done, turning once. Serve with salsa.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 260.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
172
Calories from Fat
57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.3g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Sodium
521mg
22%
Potassium
399mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
6.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
25.7g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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