Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs
I invented this recipe for a quick dinner. I only marinated the chicken for one hour, but I am sure if you marinate longer, it would taste even better.
I invented this recipe for a quick dinner. I only marinated the chicken for one hour, but I am sure if you marinate longer, it would taste even better.
10 stars for sure..This marinade was fabulous. The only changes were I doubled the recipe and added 3 limes opposed to two(for which I used a glass lemon juicer to get all the juice possible and the pulp), some zest from one lime and instead of garlic powder I went with a fresh clove minced and I also added in some fresh cilantro for our taste preference. Marinaded for 3 or so hours and I couldn't eat enough pieces. YUMMY! The perfect amount of lime and chili taste. Will be making often this summer. Thanks!Read More
I flubbed this so I am giving a 1 star meal (we ate something else for dinner instead), 3 stars to account for my mistake. I marinaded these for about 6 hours (using the juice from one fresh lime) but I still don't think that is long enough to get the good flavor that other reviewers have achieved. I was working w/ a new gas grill & I greatly overcooked them. But, as Michelle said, there wasn't enough flavor & what flavor did come through...was predominately chili powder. I added mushrooms & bell peppers to my skewers in hopes of making it a complete meal but I didn't marinade them (I don't think the lime would complement the mushrooms) & was afraid to add seasonings for fear of competing w/ the chicken marinade. The result...completely flavorless veggies that didn't add a thing to the dish. I don't know if I will ever try this dish again, I'm thinking that even if I had not overcooked it, that it still wouldn't have enough flavor for me ...sorry.Read More
10 stars for sure..This marinade was fabulous. The only changes were I doubled the recipe and added 3 limes opposed to two(for which I used a glass lemon juicer to get all the juice possible and the pulp), some zest from one lime and instead of garlic powder I went with a fresh clove minced and I also added in some fresh cilantro for our taste preference. Marinaded for 3 or so hours and I couldn't eat enough pieces. YUMMY! The perfect amount of lime and chili taste. Will be making often this summer. Thanks!
This recipe was delicious! I followed it exactly and doubled it so I'd have enough to marinate all the veggies in. I didn't exactly taste either the chili or the lime, I just tasted that it was delicious! My husband said he could definitely taste the chili though. I wouldn't recommend marinating it longer than 4 or 5 hours though b/c I marinated for 4 and the chicken was starting to fall apart...the combination of lime juice and vinegar really breaks down the chicken quickly!
I did not make kabobs with this; instead, I marinated 4 chicken breasts overnight in the marinade and broiled these. They were really good and tender with a nice kick to them.
I have made this so many times I habve lost count. Great on the BBQ or if it;s to cold outside I broil (but watch it not to close to the top)I have also cooked in a skillet if I am in a real hurry. Try cooking with tomatoe peppers and pineapple chunks on skewers, my daughter par boiled potatoe then put that on a skewer with the chicken brushed the potatoe with butter great for a picnic.
These are definitely more spicy than flavorful and come out very moist. I marinated these for 6 hours and skewered the chicken with red and green peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes. Next time I think I'll use crushed garlic vs. garlic powder, and increase the amount of lime juice for a bit more citrus flavor. Overall, it was very good served with southwestern rice. If you like spicy food, try this one.
oh my goodness-someone please make my parents stop telling me how good this was!!!I made this on Memorial Day and they haven't stopped foaming at the mouth for them since.Not only a keeper but a staple at every picnic from here to the end of time for my Mom and Dad apparently.Thanks for a great recipe-you helped me win over some tough critics!!!
Made this vinaigrette a few weeks ago and will be making it again tomorrow night. I subbed Key Lime Juice and a clove of crushed garlic. Marinated chicken, shrimp and veggies (green & yellow squash, green & red peppers, cherry tomatos, mushrooms and pineapple chunks) before tossing them all on the grill. Thanks.
These kabobs were a huge hit at our barbecue--everyone raved. The blend of citrus and spices was wonderful! I marinated the chicken in a Zip-Loc bag for 1 hour. The only thing I did differently was add about 1/2 tsp salt to the marinade, which really helped bring out the flavors. I didn't thread any veggies on the skewers. Instead, I grilled eggplant, zucchini, and red pepper slices separately and served them alongside, accompanied by Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad (also from this site). Thanks for a great new marinade!
I flubbed this so I am giving a 1 star meal (we ate something else for dinner instead), 3 stars to account for my mistake. I marinaded these for about 6 hours (using the juice from one fresh lime) but I still don't think that is long enough to get the good flavor that other reviewers have achieved. I was working w/ a new gas grill & I greatly overcooked them. But, as Michelle said, there wasn't enough flavor & what flavor did come through...was predominately chili powder. I added mushrooms & bell peppers to my skewers in hopes of making it a complete meal but I didn't marinade them (I don't think the lime would complement the mushrooms) & was afraid to add seasonings for fear of competing w/ the chicken marinade. The result...completely flavorless veggies that didn't add a thing to the dish. I don't know if I will ever try this dish again, I'm thinking that even if I had not overcooked it, that it still wouldn't have enough flavor for me ...sorry.
I was surprised how good this tasted. I doubled the marinade for 2 B&S chick. breasts; sauteed in skillet as we don't have a bbq and served over rice and sprinkled cheddar cheese on top. Even my picky husband liked it!
Everyone loved the flavor. I did use 3 limes instead of 1. And I marinate over night. Keeper!
I ended up using more cayenne and less chili, but it was still fantastic. Everyone at our party just loved them! Spicy and tangy...add some bell peppers and onions to the skewers...yum yum!
Saw this on the main page and didn't agree. Did this once before, have the picture to prove it, and I didn't care for it. I did the Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs the same night and those supersede this flavor clashing recipe. . . I am known for improvising recipes somewhat, but for this, I copied it down to a "T". And still it just wasn't a favorite at all. . .
This was very good and we both liked it a lot. I made this as written except I used one large clove of fresh garlic instead of the powder and 1/4 t. cayenne. The heat in this was barely detectable to us so next time I would increase the cayenne. We also thought this could use just a little bit of sweetness, so I might add a t. of brown sugar next time. This one will be repeated for sure!
You can't use bottle lime juice and expect the results to be the same. Use fresh limes and you will taste a difference.
Thsi was excellent. Next time I will use this marinade for making fajitas. Thanks for sharing it was loved by all in my house. Definately a keeper.
Simply delicious! My whole family, including 5 and 8 year old boys, loved it! I added it to my "old stand-by list." I also marinated red, yellow and orange peppers and onions. However, I skewered them separately from the chicken since they grill faster. The few leftovers we had we rolled into fajitas with the peppers, onions and a little salsa. Yummy! Thank you!
Awesome marinade! It is the perfect blend of spice and citrus....these were delicious! I used three chicken breasts cut in half then cut into 1" chunks. I also doubled the marinade as suggested. We marinaded the chicken for 5 hours and added the veggies in for the last hour with the marinade. Used green and red bell peppers, zuccini and yellow onion.
OH MY! These were absolutely delectable! I only had time to marinate for about 45 minutes, but the flavor was still phenominal. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I added chunks of red bell pepper, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes. Gotta have veggies on kabobs! Absolutely delicious, thank you SO much!
These were enjoyed fairly well by may family. Marinated for about 4 hours so they were pretty flavourful. Thanks!
I've made this twice in the last month for different groups of friends/family. Both times it was very well received. Neither group were hardcore foodies but both enjoyed it. Very easy to make. I served this with with roasted potatoes and ceasar salad. Another time I might try a taco or greek salad. I was working with 12 inch bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning on the BBQ). Each skewer was assembled with 4 to 5 cubes of chicken, 2 whole white mushroom, 3 pieces of red/green peppers and 2 pieces of red onions.
I did not care for this, followed the recipe to a tee an could not taste the chili or the lime. Sorry.
Nice flavor, easy to make. I added red peppers, Vidalia onions and zuchinni to the skewers. I tossed the veggies in a zip lock baggie with a bit of olive oil and 1 clove of crushed garlic and salt to taste to give them some flavor. I would only suggest using 1/4 teaspoon of cayanne pepper, plenty spicy.
These kebabs rock the house! I have a kebab recipe that I use almost exclusively because it's so good that I never wanted to try another one. But then I saw all the big praise for this one, and thought I'd try it out. My only critcism is that they were a touch dry; not sure if I just overcooked them. I think I'll try a little bit more olive oil next time. Thanks very much for the recipe!!!
This is a good and versitle recipe. I didn't want to make it too spicy for guests, but in the future you could really tweek with the spicyness!
This was a great marindade. I used shrimp, instead of chicken, and it was great.
Very easy to prepare and make. I love lime, so these kabobs made a nice change. I did think the lime taste was only very slight (which is why I have reduced it to a 4*). Next time I will try and marinade it over night to see if that improves the flavor. Overall a great recipe that I know I will be trying a again.
Excellent! I used 4 Tbs. of bottled lime juice, which seemed to be perfect for us. Still great even though I also decreased the oil. Being below freezing and very windy, I oven "BBQ'd" them (475-deg). I made extra marinade for vegetables on skewers, too, drizzling it over them just before baking. We'll probably use this recipe throughout the year - and look forward to a day when we can use the grill outdoors.
We love this recipe. I marinate the chicken for about three or four hours, then add the peppers and onions to the skewers. No need to marinate the veggies. I do double the recipe for about a pound of chicken. We also put a little of the leftover marinade on the skewers as they're on the grill. Then we wrap them in warm tortillas.
Great recipe! I used two limes and the zest of one because we really enjoy that flavor. Could definately taste the lime flavor. I am planning to use the left over chicken in a salad tomorrow!
These were fantastic! I love a little spicy and it fit the bill! Thanks simmig!
These were really tasty. Enjoyed by all, even my picky 7-year old. Will definitely make again.
These were awesome! I added some non-fat plain yogurt to the marinade for exta tenderness and marinated for about 3 hours. I also placed mushroom caps, orange pepper, zuchinni and red onion in a zip lock back with olive oil and seasonings and placed them on the skewer with the chicken. Served with a side of grilled corn on the cob, this meal was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
Some of the best grilled chicken we've had. I did marinate overnight and the flavors were intense with just the right amout of heat. The chicken came out juicy and full of flavor. Since we have a full lemon tree, I did add juice of one lemon, as I needed to double the recipe anyway. I also used my homemade garlic infused olive oil. Yum! Thank you for sharing!
These Kabobs were delicious!! The flavor was so good! I used 3 limes and you could still hardley taste the lime flavor, but they were still great! All in all I wouldn't count on a strong lime flavor, but just enough! I loved the Kabobs but I will definitely use this on chicken breast and bake in the oven! Also I intended to marinate for 5-6 hours, but because of a change of plans i actually marinated them for about 24 hours, (which you really don't need to) and they came out perfect!!!
We'll be having this one frequently at our house. It was excellent. I made just a few changes. I added a little Cajun spice and about 2 tbs. of Lawry's "Havana Garlic & Lime" marinade only because I accidentally added more cayenne than I meant to and since my youngest doesn't like things too spicy I had to tone it down a little. It marinated for about 4 hours in the fridge. I used mushrooms, green & red peppers and red onion with it. I realized too late that I should have grilled the veggies and the meat separately because they cook at different times and my veggies burned a little. I paired it with Mexican Corn and an Orzo Salad.
This is a very flavorful recipe. I doubled the marinade because I used close to 2 pounds of chicken. I marinated for 3 1/2 hours and the flavors were wonderful. The only thing I changed when doubling the marinade was I used the juice of 3 limes instead of 2. I would say this recipe is close to what you would get in a restaurant. We also grilled veggies. Next time I might marinate the veggies too. I will be making this recipe several times this summer.
I used chipotle chili powder and real garlic instead of garlic powder - very tasty! Had a nice little kick with the chipotle and cayenne, although I think I went a little too heavy with the cayenne for my tastes. Marinated for about 3 hours - chicken was very tender and the lime flavor penetrated the chicken kabobs, while the chipotle flavor was just on the outside. Will definitely use this recipe again - Thanks for sharing!
Very flavourful and easy to make. I marinate the chicken in a Ziploc bag to make cleanup easier. I've baked these in the oven instead of grilling, and they tasted great.
Full of flavor. My hubby loved it, actually we are making more tonight. I did not have red vinegar, so I used Balsamic Vinegar. I put a lot of lime and garlic. It just taste great. Thank you for the recipe.
Absolutely loved this recipe! Next time I make it I will actually double all the seasonings. This is my new go to meal for the summer! Along with the chicken I used green and red peppers, red onion, and mushrooms. Delicious!
Love this using legs, thighs & breasts, so flavorful.
These were excellent! Thank you for sharing! :-)
This recipe was pretty good. I grilled up the chicken with some green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and marinated overnight. I would have been happier if the chicken had a bit more of a lime flavor. Perhaps next time I'll double the amount of lime, and maybe add extra cayenne pepper for a bit more kick.
This chicken had a good flavor but wasn't as spicy as we expected it to be. Be sure to cut the chicken in uniform size pieces, or the smaller pieces will dry out like ours did. We had the leftovers served on a salad with Italian dressing - that made a great combination.
After seeing these recced time and time again on RE, I finally decided to give them a try on our camping trip. I was not disappointed. I followed the recipe, though I omitted the black pepper and did not have onion powder so I subbed some minced onion. These were really really yummy and I'll def add them to our chicken kabob rotation. I look forward to marinating veggies w/this marinade, too, next time.
Grilled this tonight for dinner. Was running very short on time this morning so didn't cut up for kabobs but grilled the chicken breast halves. Marinated them all day and Wow they were great. Love how moist they were and the seasonings. Used about 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper as we don't like things very hot and it was perfect. Will make this again often. Thank you for a very healthy recipe that tastes so good!
This chicken was so yumilicious! I don't have much experience grilling chicken, but this turned out so flavorful and moist. I'm definitely making these again soon!
I used Ancho Chili Powder and Nellie and Joe's Key lime juice as we like to reserve our fresh limes for eating plain. Marinated for about 6 hours, grilled with pineapple, zuchini, onion and mushrooms. Hubby was prepared not to like, wound up loving it. Spices blend nicely together.
very good. even my fussy daughter had seconds. I grilled the chicken and served over a tossed salad. instead of cayenne sauce i used 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
These kabobs had a wonderful taste. I marinated them all afternoon, and they were very tender. They also have a pretty color after they are grilled, making a pleasing presentation.
I'd recommend more lime for added zing, but otherwise great!
Very good! I also added some Orange Pepper, Mushrooms and Vidalia Onions to the skewers for a complete meal! I also increased the lime juice
I marinated all afternoon and added tomatoes and red/green peppers to my kabobs. Very good! Lots of flavor!
This is a great recipe!! I changed a few things: I used regular cooking oil instead of olive oil - only 1.5 tsp instead of 3 TBSP, and orange juice instead of lime juice - but only from 2 oranges, and instead of using garlic powder and onion powder, I used cumin and pepper, and instead of chicken I used beef. I was out of paprika so I used cloves instead. It was terrific! I will use this recipe again and again! (PS-this is satire)
Great taste without being overpowering. I marinated boneless chicken breasts overnight and they were delicious! Will try as kabobs but it was great just for regular use on chicken breasts. Hubby really liked this one, thanks Simmi!
We made this with chicken tenders over rice. It was so yummy! It would be even better as kabobs but we didn't have all the ingredients. 5/21/07 I made it again as kabobs and it was amazing. I don't like chicken breast that much because it is usually dry. But this was moist and I couldn't stop eating it. I'm hooked!
This was exactly the summer-time grilling out recipe I was looking for! For a vegetarian alternative I used the marinade for mango, pinapple, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and morningstar farms grillers 'chicken' strips. Loved it!!
I marinated 3 chicken breasts in this overnight and then pan fried them, they were delish, definately use this recipe again. Thank you.
My whole family loves this recipe! We first made this with some friends. We were a little bit nervous about trying out a new recipe with guests. But it was a hit! We are excited to make it again tonight since the weather is finally ready for grilling!
This was ok, we marinated for about three hours and I used 1 3/4 limes, this made the chicken cook perfectly and was not dry at all. The flavor of the chicken was not as nice as I had expected, we will make again but I will do some doctoring.
I made this and my husband loved it! He also shared the extras with the neighbors, who then wanted the recipe. We added chunks of red onion and pineapple to the kabobs.
Pretty good. I did add more chile powder. Marinated all day. Not sure I would make again.
Very easy, very delicious. The leftovers worked well as meat for quesadillas.
I think the people having flavor issues aren't using enough salt. I tasted the marinade without salt and then added it and the lime flavor just popped out. Delicious recipe. It says "salt to taste" but with the quantities of this marinade you should use at least 1 tsp salt, probably more. Most of the salt is left behind in the marinade when you cook the chicken so too much sodium shouldn't be an issue.
We really liked these. Very nice flavors. Will definately make these again. Maybe even use marinde on whole cuts of meat and skip the kabob format.
Loved the marinade! I used the juice of 2 limes because I wanted that extra citrus flavor.
Great Recipes, thank you. Works great on George Forman Grill.
I made this for a small dinner party and was super impressed. The chicken had such great flavor. I made one variation, I used fresh, minced garlic vs. the powder, but only because I am a garlic freak. I've been craving it ever since, so we are making it again tonight. Thanks!
My husband absolutely HATES boneless chicken breast and we rarely have them due to same. When I told him there were over 500 positive reviews he was anxious to write his bad review ;-) Needless to say, I had to pick myself off the floor when he would not quit praising this recipe! The chicken had tons of flavor and was very moist. Guess we are going to be eating a lot more chicken breasts in this house. Thanks! We are going to try it on shrimp.
My family LOVED these!! We made this along with chile lime shrimp kabobs for our 4th of july celebration and everyone was raving about them. We added red peppers, red onions, muchrooms and cherry tomatoes to our and there were so good. We let the chicken marinate for at least 3 hours, so flavorful. Will make again. Thanks for sharing!!
Good flavor. Made it twice exactly. Fast. Easy to adapt for oven roasting the chicken chunks if the grill isn't ready.
This was delicious! Even my 4 year old loved the chicken, which surprised me do to the slight bite. It's a keeper for us!
I made this with pork instead of chicken and it was great. Based on other reviews I tripled the recipe so I would have some marinate left over to put out on the table so I could add extra if anyone wanted. Will make this again it went well with sliced mango and served with jasmine rice as a side.
The flavors didn't meld as the chili powder overpowered the other ingredients. Perhaps cutting back the chili powder to 1/2 teaspoon or increasing the amount of limes might help. I did use fresh minced onions and garlic in the marinade for more complexity in the flavors and a better finish to the dish. Thank you simmig for the submission!
This was good, but so many good recipes, that it was kind of "eh" to me.
This was really good. I served it with rice and vegetables for a healthy meal.
Outstanding! I doubled the marinade recipe and also marinated summer squash, peppers and onions and cooked them on the skewers. We served it all over rice and my whole family devoured it. Thanks!
I didn't have chicken, so I use port tenderloin. This marinade is out of this world. My entire family, even my picky 16 year, loved it!!!
This is an outstanding marinade recipe, but it really needed honey!
You can also add non fat plain yogurt to the marinade. I marinaded for 3 -4 hours and the chicken came out very good.
This was just OK for me....I marinated the chicken chunks for about 2 hours. There was some heat to it, but I didn't really get a lot of the other flavors. I guess from all the 5 star reviews I thought it was going to be fantastic and ended being a bit disappointed.
i kicked up the lime a bit and used real garlic instead of powder and my family loved it! great for a healthy summer kabob.
I use lemon and lime interchangeably so lemon is what I had on hand. This marinade is wonderful! You can set your own kick with the cayenne. The chicken was very tender. We were out of briquets so I broiled them. Will add it to my favorite list.
This recipe was so good and easy. I made it with chicken breasts instead and my husband loved it.
This is fantastic! I made these and added shrimp, green and orange bell peppers, and onions, cherry tomatoes to some of them. Everyone ranted about how good my dish was. Definately making this again! Update, after several months my family is still asking me when I'm making those kabobbs again.
This is a great chicken marinade! I didn't even bother to dice up my chicken breasts for kabobs, but rather just threw them in a large zip-lock baggie with the marinade for about 6 hours. They turned out great. Our BBQ guests loved them and my mom asked for the recipe. My only change was the addition of about 1.5 tsp of cumin. Love that smoky flavor paired with the lime.
I really liked this very easy recipe. I did about double the marinade (but I also had about 2 lbs. chicken breasts). I added about 1 teasponn salt (and it was on the low side). I added very little cayenne because I knew one of my guests didn't like spicy food. I then served garlic-chili sauce (store-bought) on the side. I did marinate for about 4 hours and then grilled chicken alone in skewers. It was tasty and juicy. Will definitely do again!
What a great marinade! I used it for shrimp kabobs and it was delicious. I will definitely make this again and again.
These were really good! In the future I will use this marinade for chicken burritos and tacos as well as the kabobs.
Wow. Five million stars for amazing veggie marinade! I used chipotle chile and it turned out amazingly! I was quite disappointed with the chicken though so I don't think I'll use it for that again. The veggies I used were cherry tomatoes, sliced green pepper and large crimini mushrooms. MMMMMMMMMMM.
My entire family loved this recipe. I marinated the chicken for an hour before grilling. The meat turned out so moist and flavorful. This is a new house favorite!
I wanted to make Kabobs one day and this recipe came up. My boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy when I started marinating the chicken in this, so I made him regular bbq sauce kabobs. Well, he tried these and ended up LOVING them. The dogs got the bbq.
Made as is, and it tasted wonderful! The marinade made the chicken very tender and juicy. The lime taste was very subtle, so next time I'll try 2 limes.
Yummmy! This is a very delicious recipe. I followed the recipe word for word and began marinating around noon and had hubby throw it on the grill that evening. Served it with some cherry tomato and squash kebabs (with just some olive oil and garlic salt) and homemade pilaf and we loved it! We're actually going to try this with shrimp tonight. It's a keeper!
This is a wonderful recipe for chicken. I use this marinade to make kabobs, grilled chicken breasts, and baked chicken as well. It's great when making any type of grilled chicken salad as well. Thanks for this one -- we use it often!
Delicious! Marinated for 4 hours. Didn't marinate my veggies ( red bell pelper, red onion and zucchini), served with bakes asparagus and a salad. Thank you!