Mexican Chicken Kabobs with Chile Cheese Sauce

Mexican Chicken Kabobs with Chile Cheese Sauce

These cheesy Mexican chicken kabobs can’t wait to start sizzling on your grill!
  • 35 Minutes Prep
    45 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 8 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
  • 8 oz pasteurized prepared sharp Cheddar cheese product loaf, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ whole green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix chicken
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces (12 pieces)
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Soak skewers in water 10 minutes; drain.
  2. In medium microwavable bowl, mix cheese, chiles and Sriracha sauce. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once after 2 minutes, until cheese melts and mixture is smooth; keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chicken, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the taco seasoning mix. On each of 4 skewers, thread chicken, leaving 1/4-inch space between each piece.
  4. On remaining 4 skewers, thread alternating bell peppers and green onions. Brush vegetables generously on both sides with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with salt.
  5. Place kabobs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook vegetables 6 to 8 minutes and chicken 10 to 14 minutes, turning kabobs 1 or 2 times, until grill marks form, vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Serve with cheese sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Craving carbs too? Stuff chicken and veggies into warmed soft tortillas, or serve over rice.
  • If vegetables kabobs are finished before chicken kabobs, keep warm by covering tightly with foil or placing in a 200°F oven. Cheese sauce can also be kept warm, covered with foil, in the same oven.
  • Metal skewers can be used instead of bamboo. Bamboo skewers are soaked in water so they're less likely to burn; there is no need to soak if you use metal skewers.

Nutrition

1 Serving Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 260); Total Fat 29g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 105mg; Sodium 1640mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 9g); Protein 40g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 70%; Vitamin C 80%; Calcium 40%; Iron 15%;
Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Vegetable, 4 Very Lean Meat, 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 1

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