Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers

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Grilled chipotle lime chicken fajita skewers are made by marinating chicken in a delicious chipotle garlic lime marinade, then skewering the chicken with peppers & onions for an easy, healthy & gluten free recipe! 

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers

I was so excited to host my first dinner party in my new home!  It was even more exciting because we were also celebrating the one year anniversary of the blog!

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers

When it came to the menu I knew I wanted to grill something as I didn’t have access to my grill all summer!  I also knew I was going to be cooking for 8-10 people so I had to make something that could feed quite a few.

Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers

I started perusing through the list of recipes I’ve been wanting to make and came across “Grilled Lime Chicken”, this was actually a request from a good friend in Oklahoma, so this one’s for you Jake!

Chicken Fajita Skewer Ingredients

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewer Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (app 2 lbs)
  • 5 limes (juiced)
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 red onion

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewer Instructions

Start by juicing four of the limes into a small mixing bowl. Mix in the salt, cumin, chipotle pepper, cilantro and garlic to make the marinade.

Chipotle Fajita Chicken Marinade

Chop the chicken breasts into cubes and place in a large Ziploc bag or plastic container. Pour the marinade over the chicken.

Chipotle Lime Fajita Chicken Marinade

Close and shake well until all of the chicken is covered. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate.

Marinating Chipotle Lime Fajita Chicken

While the chicken is marinating chop the bell peppers and onions.

Diced Onions and Bell Peppers

After the chicken has soaked up all of those amazing flavors start to skewer the chicken, bell peppers and onions.

Place the skewers on the grill* over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.

*In the winter I use my indoor Optigrill for all of my grilling, and I highly recommend it! You can also use a grill pan, which I also own and use for things like meatballs and burgers in the winter!

Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers

After the chicken is cooked through, remove from the grill, squeeze the last lime over the chipotle lime chicken skewers and serve!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Skewers

They can be served with tortillas for a traditional fajita experience or eaten right off the skewer for a “low-carb” dinner!

Chipotle Lime Fajita Chicken Skewers

I served the chipotle lime chicken skewers with Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn and Grilled Pineapple Tomatillo Guacamole for one seriously delicious dinner!

Chipotle Chicken Fajita Skewers

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute tofu cubes for chicken.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

♠ Paleo Option: Omit the salt to make this recipe paleo.

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Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Skewers
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Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers

Grilled chipotle lime chicken fajita skewers are made by marinating chicken in a delicious chipotle garlic lime marinade, then skewering the chicken with peppers & onions for an easy, healthy & gluten free recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 skewers
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice app 4-5 limes
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 4 chicken breasts app 2 lbs - cubed
  • 2 cups red bell peppers large dice
  • 2 cups green bell peppers large dice
  • 2 cups red onion large dice
  • 1 lime

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, salt, cumin, chipotle pepper, cilantro and garlic to make the marinade.

  2. Add the chicken breast cubes to the marinade, toss to coat the chicken in the marinade.

  3. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate.
  4. After the chicken has marinated, skewer the chicken, bell peppers and onions onto 12 metal or wooden skewers. If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak for at least 30 minutes ahead of time.

  5. Place the skewers on the grill over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  6. After the chicken is cooked through, remove from the grill, squeeze the lime over the skewers and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Option: Substitute tofu cubes for chicken.

Paleo Option: Omit the salt to make this recipe paleo.

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