Chicken Fajita Kabobs

1Very tender and tasty grilled chicken with bell peppers and onions.


  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1 1/4" squares
  • 1 large Vidalia onion (sweet onion), cut into 1 1/4" squares
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/4'' squares
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/4" squares

  • Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 4 medium sized garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp liquid hickory smoke
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

  • For Grilling:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs lime juice, freshly squeezed

    metal or bamboo skewers


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in large resealable plastic bag. Remove 2 tbs of marinade mixture and place in a second resealable bag.
  2. Add cubed chicken to the first plastic bag. Seal and turn to coat.  In the second bag with the 2 tbs of marinade, add cut up vegetables. Seal and turn to coat. (It maybe ok to marinate both the vegetables and chicken together, but I personally don't.)
  3. Place both bags in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  4. Remove chicken and vegetables from refrigerator and skewer onto the  metal or bamboo skewers. Alternate chicken and vegetables in any order you desire.
  5. In a small bowl combine olive oil and lime juice.
  6. Grill kabobs for a few minutes on each side until cooked through. (As you grill the kabobs...Use a pastry brush and brush the olive oil/lime juice mixture onto the side of chicken and vegetables that were just grilled. Repeat for each side.)


- Serve with flour tortillas, sour cream, cheddar cheese, guacamole, etc.


-  I like to use bamboo skewers for cooking steak. However, if I want to ensure the meat is cooked all the way through such as for chicken, then  metal skewers are used. The metal skewers conduct heat allowing the chicken to cook in the middle.

Anytime using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.


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