Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe

Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe

How To Make Chicken Fajita Kebabs

Fire up your grill and cook up these chicken fajita kebabs! The fresh flavors of cilantro, lime, and cumin lend a new and exciting taste to these skewers.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 32 minutes



  • 2tsplime zest
  • 3tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 3tbsporange juice,(mandarin or navel)
  • 3tbspolive oil,plus more for brushing grill
  • 1tbspgarlic,(3 cloves), minced
  • 1tspbrown sugar,packed
  • 2tspchili powder
  • 2tspground cumin
  • 2tspchipotle pepper,minced, canned, or more to taste
  • 3tbspfresh cilantro,minced, plus more for garnish
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¾tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless, diced into 1¼-inch pieces
  • 1large yellow onion,peeled, diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 3bell peppers,cored, diced into 1-inch pieces


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water overnight or at least 1 hour.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, chipotle pepper, cilantro, salt and pepper.

  3. Place the chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, then pour the marinade mixture over the chicken.

  4. Seal bag while pressing out excess air, rub the marinade over the chicken, then transfer to refrigerator.

  5. Let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. 

  6. Preheat grill over medium-high heat to 400 degrees F. 

  7. Thread chicken and peppers onto skewers. Brush grill grates with oil, then place the skewers on the grill.

  8. Grill for about 6 minutes per side.

  9. Serve warm garnished with cilantro. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 397.92kcal
  • Fat: 23.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.34g
  • Fiber: 2.77g
  • Sugar: 5.98g
  • Protein: 34.72g
  • Cholesterol: 101.60mg
  • Sodium: 616.13mg
  • Calcium: 50.09mg
  • Potassium: 628.11mg
  • Iron: 2.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 176.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 103.39mg
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