Passover Recipe: Chicken Skewers with Avocado Dip

Ask any kid, big or little, and they’ll give it to you straight: Food on a stick is just more fun to eat, plain and simple. With a little prep, this recipe is ready fast and will be a favorite through Passover and into the rest of the year.

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Wooden skewers
1 ½-2 Lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch thick slices. You'll have about 12 pieces total.
2 navel oranges, juiced
2 lemons, juiced
6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Grilled Avocado Dip:
1 large ripe avocado
cooking spray
½ lime
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste



  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 1 hour.
  • Put all of the ingredients into a zip-top bag, squeeze the air out of the bag, and seal the top. 
  • Squeeze the bag a few times to make sure the chicken is coated thoroughly. Have the kids help and squeeze like you're making playdough.
  • Let the bag of chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour--the longer, the better.
  • Take your bag out of the fridge and then thread the chicken onto the wooden skewers. If kids are helping, be sure they're wearing gloves for this part.
  • Grill the chicken over medium/high heat for about two minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through.
    • Note: Not sure how to grill indoors? Use a grill pan or a small personal grill.


  • Carefully slice you avocado in half length-wise.
  • Hold the cooking spray a few inches away from the avocado and lightly coat the flesh with the cooking spray.
  • Place the avocado cut-side down on the grill over medium/high heat until char marks appear and the avocado is warmed through. This will take about three to four minutes.
  • Spoon the grilled avocado flesh into a bowl, squeeze the juice of the lime into the bowl, then add the chopped cilantro, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir everything together and serve with your marinated chicken skewers.

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