Adobo-Honey Chicken Kebabswith cucumber salad and quinoa

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min
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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.


  • 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

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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This meal has 26 reviews

Love the sauce on both the chicken and the cucumber salad. I have made the cucumber salad again and again it is so tasty :)

By: Jacob
Posted: Mar 03, 2015
Diet: Original

No need to do the kebabs, next time I will just grill up the chicken thighs whole.

By: Tenley
Posted: Feb 01, 2015
Diet: Original

Chicken in adobo sauce was yummy! Made it with rice and a salad. Very satisfying!

By: Alina
Posted: Aug 20, 2014
Diet: Original

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.

By: Emily
Posted: Aug 14, 2014
Diet: Original

Somehow, the chicken tasted even better as leftovers for lunch the next day. I love it when that happens!

By: Marabeth
Posted: Aug 07, 2014
Diet: Original

WE loved loved loved the adobo sauce. LOVED.

By: Cara
Posted: Aug 01, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian

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