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Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers with Wild Blueberry Salsa
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers with Wild Blueberry Salsa

Fire up the grill this summer for these Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers with Wild Blueberry Salsa.  This dish is packed with flavor and brain-boosting wild blueberries! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 407kcal

Ingredients

Chicken Skewers:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 8 thighs)

Wild Blueberry Salsa:

  • 2 cups wild blueberries, defrosted
  • cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

Olive oil for brushing the grill

    Optional garnish: cilantro leaves, lime wedges

      Instructions

      • Mix the oil, soy sauce, lime juice, zest, honey, cilantro and garlic together in a large bowl. Trim the chicken thighs of any excess fat and cut into 1-inch pieces.  Place the chicken in the bowl and toss with the marinade. 
      • To make the salsa, mix the blueberries, onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice together in a bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
      • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat and brush with oil.  Thread the chicken onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes first). 
      • Place the skewers on the grill and cook, turning every few minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 10-12 minutes.  Remove skewers and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.  Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve with the Wild Blueberry Salsa.  Garnish with cilantro leaves and lime wedges (optional). 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg