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Tropical Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Tropical Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Bring the tropics to your home in any season. You can always broil the skewers if it is not grilling season and everyone loves to eat chicken on a stick.

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  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple juice
  • 3 Canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 32 (appx.1 cup) California Ripe Olives, whole, pitted
  • 1 cup Diced pineapple (1-inch)
  • 8 12- inch wooden skewers, soaked in warm water


1 In the bowl of a food processor, puree together ketchup, pineapple juice, chilies and garlic.
2  Stir in cilantro and reserve 1 cup of sauce for dipping. Pour remaining chipotle sauce into a large bowl and combine with chicken.
3 Cover, refrigerate and set aside to marinate for 15-30 minutes.
4 Prepare skewers by threading each with a California Ripe Olive, pineapple chunk and a piece of marinated chicken.
5 Repeat pattern two times, then finish each skewer with one more California Ripe Olive. Grill skewers over medium-high heat for 7-9 minutes, turning to cook evenly.
6 Serve two skewers on each plate accompanied with a 1/4 cup of dipping sauce.

Source: California Olive

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