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Plan ahead before you prep the grill for this grilled chicken recipe: marinating the chicken in a mix of peanut butter, lime, and chipotle peppers results in tender meat and bold flavors.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018


Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Whisk 4 Tbsp. lime juice and peanut butter in a small bowl; whisk in chipotle, adobo, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal, and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator, turning the bag once or twice, for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.

  • Combine the remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice and 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. oil, garlic, and pepper in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Set aside.

  • When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium. Divide the chicken among 4 skewers. (Discard marinade.) Toss carrots, zucchini, and onion in a large bowl with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

  • Oil the grill rack. Coat a vegetable grill basket with cooking spray, add the vegetables, and place the basket on one side of the grill. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are charred and tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place the skewers on the other side of the grill rack and cook, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink, 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Arrange the vegetables on a platter and toss with the reserved dressing. Top with the chicken skewers. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with yogurt and lime wedges, if desired.


Equipment: Four 10- to 12-inch skewers, vegetable grill basket

Nutrition Facts

2 tenders + 3/4 cup vegetables
264 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 6g; fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 422mg.

3 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat