Chicken Fajita Kebabs

  • These Chicken Fajita Kebabs have all the fajita flavor packed onto a skewer and cooked on the grill! It’s a super flavorful chicken kabob that’s easy to make and perfect for any night of the week.

    A pan filled with chicken kebobs fresh off the grill. Garnished with fresh lime slices and cilantro.

    If you are looking for a great weeknight meal (or even weekend meal) that’s full of flavor, you really need to try these chicken kebabs! They taste like chicken fajitas only they are cooked on the grill making them super easy to make.

    Reasons to love this easy chicken recipe:

    • Cheaper than going to a resturant for fajitas
    • Just as tasty as ordering your favorite chicken fajitas
    • Easy grilling recipe for beginner grillers
    • Chicken can be marinated in advance making prep before dinner easy
    Super fresh ingredients to make the best tasting chicken skewers.


    The ingredients are pretty simple and easy to find which I love! It makes dinnertime so much easier. You may even have everything on hand already! For this recipe you will need:

    I like to use different colored peppers to make it pretty but that is optional. Use what you have on hand or prefer.
    ONION: I prefer to use a red onion



    Three pictures showing the process of making the kebabs.

    How To Make Chicken Fajita Kebabs

    MARINADE: Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Dice the chicken into 1 1/2″ pieces and place in the bag with the marinade. Massage to distribute the marinade. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 8 hours.

    PREP THE SKEWERS: If you are using wooden skewers be sure to soak them in water 30 minutes before assembly. Thread the chicken, peppers, and onions onto the skewers alternating between each (see pictures for a better idea).

    GRILL: Preheat the grill to medium high heat (about 400 degrees F). Prepare gill by cleaning and lightly oiling with an oiled paper towel. If you need a better idea watch on How To Clean Your Grill. Grill the skewers about 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is completely opaque throughout (no pink).

    Close up picture of grilled chicken kebabs. Garnished with lime slices and cilantro.

    Serving Suggestions:

    Pieces of kebab removed from the skewer and served on a plate with sour cream and garnished with cilantro.

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    Chicken Fajita Kebabs
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Marinade Time:
    8 hrs
    Total Time
    8 hrs 35 mins

    These Chicken Fajita Kebabs have all the fajita flavor packed onto a skewer and cooked on the bbq! It's a super flavorful chicken kabob that's easy to make and perfect for any night of the week.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken kabob, easy chicken dinner
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 440 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
    • juice of 1 lime
    • juice of ½ an orange
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon oregano
    • salt and cayenne pepper to taste
    • 2 pounds (1kg) boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1½" pieces
    • 3 bell peppers
    • 1 red onion (or onion of choice)
    1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a large ziploc bag and mix well. Place chicken pieces in the bag and seal. Marinade for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 8 hours.

    1. If using wooden skewers soak in water for at least 30 minutes.

    2. Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 400°F). Clean and lightly oil grill grates. Thread chicken pieces, bell pepper, and onion onto skewers. Cook for 5 minutes per side or until chicken is opaque and no longer pink.

    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Fajita Kebabs
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 440 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 21g32%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 13g
    Cholesterol 145mg48%
    Sodium 303mg13%
    Potassium 1131mg32%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 50g100%
    Vitamin A 3480IU70%
    Vitamin C 119mg144%
    Calcium 42mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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