Adobo-Honey Chicken Kebabs

with cucumber salad and quinoa

Active: 40 min | Total:

These kebabs (chicken or portobello and tofu) are topped with an adobo-honey sauce that's sweet, tangy, and ends with a light kick. Enjoy with a cool salad and some quinoa for a simple, complete meal.
Smarts: Adobo sauce is a smoky sauce common in Latin cooking. Chipotle peppers are typically sold in adobo sauce. Divide and freeze in small portions so you don't waste it.

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Ingredients


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Quinoa:

  • Quinoa - 2/3 cup, uncooked

Adobo-Honey Chicken Kebabs:

  • Portobello mushrooms - 1
  • Tofu, extra-firm (vacuum-packed preferable) - 1 lb
  • Homemade adobo-honey sauce - 3 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp ((Ingredients listed separately))
  • Skewers - 8 to 16 ((If using flat skewers, you'll just need 1 / kebab))

Adobo-Honey Sauce:

  • Green onions, white parts - 2 stalks
  • Garlic - 1 clove, peeled
  • Red wine vinegar - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Adobo sauce (usually found with canned chipotle peppers) - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 cup

Cucumber Salad:

  • Cucumbers - 1/2 lb, chopped
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Quinoa:
  • 2/3 cup Quinoa, uncooked
  • Adobo-Honey Chicken Kebabs:
  • 1 Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 lb Tofu, extra-firm (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • 3 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp Homemade adobo-honey sauce ((Ingredients listed separately))
  • 8 to 16 Skewers ((If using flat skewers, you'll just need 1 / kebab))
  • Adobo-Honey Sauce:
  • 2 stalks Green onions, white parts
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Adobo sauce (usually found with canned chipotle peppers)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cooking oil
  • Cucumber Salad:
  • 1/2 lb Cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 4 oz Baby spinach

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Reviews of this meal

This meal has 83 reviews

from JESSICA for the original version
Jun 04, 2015


from Jacob for the original version
Comment: "Love the sauce on both the chicken and the cucumber salad. I have made the cucumber salad again and again it is so tasty :)"
Mar 03, 2015


from Nancy for the original version
Comment: "Sauce was great."
Feb 08, 2015


from Tenley for the original version
Comment: "No need to do the kebabs, next time I will just grill up the chicken thighs whole."
Feb 01, 2015


from Shayna for the original version
Jan 12, 2015


from Tiana for the original version
Jan 07, 2015


from Lindsey for the original version
Dec 31, 2014


from Christina for the original version
Dec 04, 2014


from Maria for the vegetarian version
Nov 15, 2014


from Melaine for the original version
Sep 03, 2014


from Katie for the original version
Aug 30, 2014


from Jason for the original version
Aug 27, 2014


from Ramsey for the original version
Aug 27, 2014


from Rebecca for the original version
Aug 20, 2014


from Alina for the original version
Comment: "Chicken in adobo sauce was yummy! Made it with rice and a salad. Very satisfying!"
Aug 20, 2014


from Sarah for the original version
Aug 19, 2014


from Anthony for the original version
Aug 18, 2014


from Anne for the original version
Aug 17, 2014


from Emily for the original version
Comment: "I ended up plating the chicken over the top of the quinoa and drizzling the extra adobo-honey sauce over the top of both in order to give a little more flavor to the quinoa."
Aug 14, 2014


from Ashley for the original version
Aug 11, 2014


from Kyle for the original version
Aug 09, 2014


from Marabeth for the original version
Comment: "Somehow, the chicken tasted even better as leftovers for lunch the next day. I love it when that happens!"
Aug 07, 2014


from Aaron for the original version
Aug 07, 2014


from Cara for the vegetarian version
Comment: "WE loved loved loved the adobo sauce. LOVED."
Aug 01, 2014


from Miriam for the original version
Comment: "Didn't grill this one, which would have made it so much better."
Jul 31, 2014


from Carrie for the original version
Jul 31, 2014


from Christine for the original version
Jul 31, 2014


from Joanna for the original version
Comment: "Made in the grill pan and this turned out GREAT! The chicken was SO tasty! We added some leftover watermelon and feta cheese to the salad to jazz it up. The quinoa should definitely be made with chicken broth to pump up the flavor (would be helpful to include in the ingredient list so we remember to buy it). "
Jul 30, 2014


from Nicole for the original version
Jul 30, 2014


from susheel73@hotmail.com for the original version
Jul 29, 2014


from Katie for the original version
Comment: "Love the adobo sauce! should have made more!"
Jul 28, 2014


from Tania for the original version
Jul 27, 2014


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Jul 27, 2014


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Jul 26, 2014


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Jul 26, 2014


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Jul 25, 2014


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Jul 25, 2014


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Jul 24, 2014


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Jul 24, 2014


from Genevieve for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Lindsey for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Dara for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Frank for the original version
Comment: "Adobo-honey sauce was amazing! The salad was refreshing but it was very green....We added some home grown tomatoes to give it some color. I would also invest in some metal skewers next time too."
Jul 24, 2014


from Katie for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Liz for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


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Jul 23, 2014


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from Amber for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from Olivia for the gluten free version
Jul 23, 2014


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Jul 23, 2014


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Jul 23, 2014


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Jul 23, 2014


from Sarah for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Jessica for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Julianne for the vegetarian version
Jul 22, 2014


from Liane for the original version
Comment: "Made the chicken and portobello mushrooms from the vegetarian version and they came out great (I think the portobellos were even better than the chicken! So flavorful off the grill. I marinated them all day. Didn't have cucumbers or iceberg lettuce but used the dressing over broccoli slaw and added fat free feta and some lemon and mixed it all up with the quinoa ... So I guess it was a quinoa broccoli slaw? Everything was delicious!"
Jul 22, 2014


from Taylor for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Holly for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Nadiya for the paleo version
Comment: "love the cauliflower recipe. can also see the potential for adapting it. thanks :-)"
Jul 22, 2014


from Billy for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Erin for the original version
Comment: "We used couscous instead of quinoa. Cook it in the broth instead of water--it was much tastier! I loved the simple salad. The sauce was great on top of everything after it was cooked."
Jul 22, 2014


from michele for the original version
Comment: "Added extra Chipotle sauce to make it spicier."
Jul 22, 2014


from Maria for the original version
Comment: "Loved the sauce... Cooked the chicken on the grill and had an excellent taste from the marinade. A great mix with the salad and quinoa."
Jul 22, 2014


from Brooke for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Meghan for the original version
Comment: "Skipped the cucumber salad, loved the sauce and I don't like spicy foods."
Jul 22, 2014


from Eli for the original version
Comment: "Would have liked more color and a bit more zip. "
Jul 22, 2014


from Emily for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Laurie for the vegetarian version
Comment: "I made the tofu cubes too big so the marinade didn't permeate sufficiently. The mushrooms were faabulous. The salad was simple and light."
Jul 22, 2014


from Mark for the vegetarian version
Jul 21, 2014


from Marie for the original version
Comment: "The chicken was very tasty and cooked nicely on the grill. Next time I'd use more adobo in the sauce, maybe twice as much."
Jul 21, 2014


from Toni for the original version
Jul 21, 2014


from Judy for the original version
Comment: "Loved the flavour of the honey adobo sauce. It was so good. Goes with so many things. Actually put some of it on the quinoa which flavoured it very nicely."
Jul 21, 2014


from Erin for the paleo version
Comment: "The dish was great except for the key ingredient: the adobo-honey sauce. Really liked the salad dressing and the cauliflower."
Jul 21, 2014


from Jordan for the paleo version
Comment: "We skipped the skewers, but the flavor on the chicken was good! We did not like the salad. Felt it was missing something. Overall a good meal though. "
Jul 21, 2014


from Jessica L. for the paleo version
Comment: "Skipped the skewers and served with homemade freezer pickles. Passed on the cauliflower quinoa...meh tasting to me. "
Jul 21, 2014


from Lauren for the original version
Comment: "Sauce was amazing!!"
Jul 21, 2014


from Sarah for the original version
Jul 21, 2014


from John for the original version
Jul 21, 2014


from Katie for the original version
Jul 21, 2014


from Bailey for the original version
Comment: "Marinade was absolutely delicious! Such an easy recipe too."
Jul 21, 2014


from Christoffer for the original version
Comment: "We both liked the taste of the chicken and the sauce. We changed quinoa for bucket weat, which might not have been the best idea ever..."
Jul 19, 2014