More potluck

In the last week I have contributed to 3 different potluck events – a pumpkin decorating lunch, an office lunch party and a pre-Trick or Treating neighborhood gathering.  I made the Cajun chicken pasta salad for the first one and it was so enthusiastically received that I decided to make it again for the second one.  By the third, I was ready for something different.  The neighborhood gathering is a fun tradition where families gather to eat and drink until the kids peel off for Trick or Treating.  There are always a couple of pots of chili and a variety of appetizers.  With potluck I always look for easy to transport and no work once it arrives other than to uncover and eat.  This fit the bill and will definitely be called on again:

Grilled chicken skewers with avocado sauce

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into about 1 inch cubes (I got 50 pieces)

Marinade

  • juice from 2 limes
  • 2 TB honey
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Sauce:

  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 TB red wine vinegar
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Combine all marinade ingredients and toss with chicken.  Refrigerate for at lest an hour and up to a day.  Soak 6 inch wooden skewers in water while chicken is marinating and then skewer one chicken cube on each skewer.

Broil skewers about 5 minutes a side.  NOTE: I lined my pan with aluminum foil and put the skewers on them.  I did them in our countertop oven and needed to cook in batches as a result.  The skewers started to brown in the first batch even though they had been soaked in water so I figured out that covering the skewers in foil helped to keep them from burning.

For sauce, combine all ingredients in a blender.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  NOTE: If you push plastic wrap flat on the surface of the dip it will keep it from discoloring.

Grilled chicken skewers with avocado sauce

Grilled chicken skewers with avocado sauce

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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