Tequila Lime Chicken Kabobs Recipe

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Annette Published: November 25, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Tequila Lime Chicken Kabobs

Grab a bite of these flavorful grilled chicken kabobs for dinner tonight! It’s marinated in a tequila-lime mix for a more bold and tasteful dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 51 minutes



  • 3garlic clovesminced
  • cuplime juicefreshly-squeezed
  • cuptequila
  • 2tbspvegetable oilor canola oil
  • ½tspblack pepperfreshly-cracked, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ½tspsaltplus extra for sprinkling
  • 2lbchicken breastsboneless and skinless
  • salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • fresh cilantro leavesfinely-chopped, optional topping


  1. In a large bowl or zip lock bag, mix together the garlic, lime juice, tequila, oil, black pepper, cumin and salt until combined.

  2. Add the chicken breast pieces, and toss until evenly coated.

  3. Cover or seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.

  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

  5. Remove the chicken from the bag, and discard the leftover marinade.

  6. Thread the chicken onto skewers, then season the chicken with a few extra pinches of salt and pepper.

  7. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through.

  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


If using wooden skewers, be sure to completely soak them in water for at least 10 minutes before threading on the chicken. This will help prevent them from burning.



  • Calories: 253.01kcal
  • Fat: 14.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.45g
  • Fiber: 0.16g
  • Sugar: 0.20g
  • Protein: 23.83g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 323.55mg
  • Calcium: 19.03mg
  • Potassium: 277.97mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.76mg
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