These chili lime chicken skewers are proof that tasty food can be simple and healthy! Served with a delicious mango sauce and ready in 30 minutes.
Hi hi hi! How are you? Did you have an amazing long week-end full of summery weather, barbecues and fireworks?
We did…minus the fireworks. Unfortunately it gets dark here in Calgary at about 10:30 pm, and there was NO chance we were keeping Kai up that late to watch the 11 pm fireworks show.
But that’s OK, because we had great weather, lots of deck-lounging, and LOTS of meals cooked on the barbecue. I hope you are loving all the grilled food (seems like you definitely liked these Enchilada-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos), because today I have another one for us. Yay!
And one of the best parts of these chili lime chicken skewers is that they are FULL of veggies, too, making it super easy for us to fill half our plates with fruit and vegetables!
Today’s post is in partnership with Half Your Plate. In case you’re not familiar with Half Your Plate, they have one very simple, but very important mission: to challenge us to fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables!
Pretty easy, right? Well sadly, less than half of Canadians are getting even 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
I’m here to show you how easy it is to fill half your dinner plate with fruit and vegetables, without even realizing it! Check out these Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas with Mango Salsa, and this Almond Broccoli Pesto Pasta for proof. And check out the Half Your Plate website for even more recipes and ideas!
But back to these chili lime chicken skewers. They are SO tasty, and incredibly simple to prepare. Simply toss the chicken in some olive oil and lime juice with brown sugar, salt and chili powder.
Then skewer them with some rainbow shades of red onion and bell peppers. Grill. And serve with a sweet and smooth mango sauce.
The combination of the sweet mango sauce with the savory chicken is pure heaven, and no one needs to know how EASY this was to make!
We served ours with some grilled sweet potatoes. The perfect, easy summer dinner recipe and it fills half your plate with fruit and veggies. WIN!
Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Half Your Plate. Thanks so much for supporting the brands and organizations that support Sweet Peas & Saffron. All opinions are my own.
Chili Lime Chicken Skewers with Mango Sauce
- 2 chicken breast, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- juice of half a lime
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 bell peppers, cut into cubes
- 1 red onion, cut into large chunks
- 1 mango
- juice 1/2 lime
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- In a large bowl, stir together the chicken cubes with the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, brown sugar and salt.
- Using large metal skewers, thread the chicken, alternating with bell pepper and red onion slices.
- Grill the skewers for 10 or so minutes, turning every 2 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
- Place all ingredients in the base of a blender, and blend for a minute, or until smooth.
Calories 287 // Fat 7 g // Saturated Fat 1 g // Cholesterol 70 mg // Sodium 675 mg // Carbohydrate 30 g // Fiber 4 g // Sugars 24 g // Protein 27 g
|Serving Size||¼ batch|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 287 Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7 g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||5%|
|Cholesterol 70 mg||23%|
|Sodium 675 mg||28%|
|Carbohydrate 30 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Sugars 24 g|
|Protein 27 g|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|