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Grilled Chicken Skewers with Grapefruit Salsa

Craving a light and vibrant dish that bursts with juicy flavor? Look no further than these Grilled Chicken Skewers with Grapefruit Salsa! This recipe takes a fresh spin on classic grilled chicken, using a simple yogurt-based marinade infused with the unique Grapefruit Salt. This versatile blend, made with dehydrated grapefruit and kosher salt, infuses the chicken with a subtle citrusy depth that pairs perfectly with the bright and tangy grapefruit salsa. Each bite is a delightful explosion of sweet, savory, and refreshing flavors, making this dish perfect for a summer barbecue or a healthy weeknight meal.


The simple marinade comes together effortlessly with just a few pantry staples, allowing the natural flavors of the chicken to shine through. The real star of the show, however, is the grapefruit salsa. Bursting with ruby-red segments, crisp red onion, and a touch of heat from the jalapeno (optional), it offers a vibrant counterpoint to the savory chicken. This recipe is easily customizable – grill veggies alongside the chicken, adjust the spice level of the salsa, or add your favorite herbs to the marinade. So, fire up the grill, whip up this flavorful combination, and prepare to be transported to a citrusy oasis with every bite!



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Grilled Chicken Skewers with Grapefruit Salsa

Ingredients for the Marinade:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons Grapefruit Salt

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes


Ingredients for the Grapefruit Salsa:

  • 2 pink grapefruits, segmented and roughly chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced

  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely diced (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon Grapefruit Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Instructions:

  1. Prepare the marinade: In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, olive oil, lime juice, honey, Grapefruit Salt, and garlic. Add the chicken cubes and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

  2. Prepare the grapefruit salsa: In a medium bowl, combine grapefruit segments, red onion, serrano (if using), cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, Grapefruit Salt, and black pepper. Stir gently to combine and cover. Set aside until ready to serve.

  3. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto skewers (soaked, if using wooden skewers).

  4. Grill the chicken skewers: Grill for 8-10 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear.

  5. Serve: Plate the grilled chicken skewers with the grapefruit salsa spooned over or alongside. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs (optional), and serve with cooked rice if desired.

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