Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce

Quick locale appetizer

Ingredients

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup lime juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt SAUCE: 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional information

1 skewer with about 2 teaspoons sauce equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Instructions

Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; cut lengthwise into sixteen 1-in.-wide strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, vinegar, chipotle pepper and salt; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, for the sauce, place remaining ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Thread meat onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until no longer pink, turning frequently. Serve with sauce. Yield: 16 skewers (3/4 cup sauce).