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Spicy Chicken Skewers with Avocado Salsa!

Jolie Wiener
By: Jolie Wiener
September 16, 2020

Spice up your summer menu with these tasty chicken skewers served with a side of avocado salsa and chilli mayo! This recipe is simple, filled with flavor and color, and won’t leave you disappointed! 


  • 600g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • Lime wedges, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 ripe avocados, stone removed, peeled, finely chopped 
  • 1 spring onion, end trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Chilli Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup (150g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chilli sauce



  1. Combine the chicken, oil, garlic, chilli sauce, lemon juice, sugar, paprika, cumin and oregano in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins to marinate. Thread onto metal or soaked bamboo skewers.
  2. Heat a barbecue grill or grill-pan on medium-high. Cook skewers, turning, for 10 mins or until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the chilli mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, lemon juice and chilli sauce in a small bowl.
  4. To make the avocado salsa, combine the avocado, spring onion, chilli, coriander and lime juice in a large bowl.
  5. Place skewers on a serving platter. Sprinkle with avocado salsa. Serve immediately with chilli mayonnaise, lime wedges and coriander leaves.


Nutrition Facts: Serving size 1 portion

Calories: 580

Fat: 45g

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 29g

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