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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Skewers
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5 from 4 votes

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Skewers

Fire up the grill and make these quick & easy Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Skewers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: BBQ, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken kebabs, chili lime chicken, Grilled Chicken Skewers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 3/4 TBS salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/2 cup lime juice plus 1 TBS
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 4 TBS garlic paste or 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 3 TBS chopped cilantro


  • Mix together the salt, pepper and chili powder and set aside.
  • Cut chicken into similar-sized chunks and then sprinkle with the seasoning mixture.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together to make the marinade and either shake it well in a jar or whisk vigorously to emulsify it.
  • Reserve 3 TBS of the marinade.
  • Place chicken in a bowl or gallon-sized baggie, and pour the marinade over top. Toss to get it evenly coated. Allow meat to marinate for 30 minutes - 12 hours, tossing occasionally.
  • When ready to cook, oil your skewers (and clean & oil your grill), skewer your chicken pieces (keeping similar-sized chicken chunks on the same skewers) and grill until chicken is cooked through.
  • Just before removing from the grill, brush with reserved marinade.
  • Remove from the grill and serve.


For extra heat, leave the jalapeno seeds in the marinade. Or add in a few dashes of Cayenne pepper to the spice mixture.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1608mg | Potassium: 974mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 714IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg