Yucatan Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Red Chile BBQ Sauce, Red Cabbage Slaw

2 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Prep Time:30 min

Inactive Prep Time:4 hr

Cook Time:45 min


6 chicken thighs; skinless and boneless, cut in 1/2 lengthwise
24 wooden skewers; soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup orange juice; fresh squeezed
1/4 cup lime juice; fresh squeezed
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
3 cloves garlic; coarsely chopped
Salt & pepper
Butter lettuce leaves
Peanut-Red Chile BBQ Sauce; see separate recipe
Red Cabbage Slaw; see separate recipe
Mint; fresh
Roasted peanuts; roasted peanuts

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Skewer each half chicken thigh with 2 skewers so that they lay flat. Place the chicken in a large shallow baking dish.

Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, honey, oil, chili powder, and garlic. Pour over thighs and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.

Preheat grill to high or grill pan over high heat.

Remove thighs from the marinade and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.

Remove chicken from skewer, place in a butter lettuce leaf, drizzle with some of the peanut-red chili sauce, and top with slaw, mint, and chopped peanuts.

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Wonderful combination of flavors. More of an appetizer (think variation on PF Changs lettuce wraps) so next time I'm gonna see if I can grill the chicken ahead of time and then reheat. If so, would make a nice party (think Super Bowl) dish.
sbjonas 4y ago

Also need these recipes: Peanut-Red Chile BBQ Sauce Red Cabbage Slaw [I posted this recipe.]
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