Grilled Cilantro Chicken Kabobs

My husband and I love to entertain, especially in the summer. Making kabobs is one my favorite things to make for guests. They are easy, look pretty, and you can please just about any type of eater. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like eating food from a stick!

chicken kabobs

Kabobs also make a quick and easy week night dinner and paired with this marinade you can’t go wrong. This marinade would also taste great with beef, pork, shrimp, fish, or veggies.

chicken kabobs

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chicken kabobs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dash of rice wine vinegar, or any white vinegar

Directions

  1. Prepare grill over high heat.  
  2. Place cut up chicken pieces in a medium sized bowl and set to the side.
  3. In a blender or food processor add cilantro, jalapeno, lime, lime zest, oil, and vinegar and puree until nicely blended.
  4. Pour marinade over chicken and marinade for at least 20 minutes. The longer it marinade the better it tastes.  
  5. Place marinaded chicken on skewers and grill for about 5-8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink.  Remember to soak wooden skewers before adding the chicken, so they don’t catch on fire!

Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Grilled Cilantro Chicken Kabobs

  1. Kabobs are great! We usually go for all-veggie or chicken-and-veggie kabobs during our summer grilling months. My favorites are bell peppers and thick slices of onion that turn really sweet when cooked! I love the sound of your marinade; I’m sure it made the chicken really moist and juicy!

      1. I think that almost everything tastes better on the grill, especially in kabob form! Not sure if fish would fall apart on the skewers though, but it’d be fun to try a pepper-onion-salmon combo!

  2. GRILLING IS MY FAMILY GREATEST THING TO DO EVEN DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. IT HAS A FLAVOR ALL IT OWN, YOU CAN’T GET THAT FROM FRYING EVERY TIME. WE EVEN GRILL OUR MUSHROOM ON THE GRILL USING HEAVY DUTY FOIL OF COURSE. GREAT STUFF!!!

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