Grilling season is upon us and you need these Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs in your life. They’re perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any weeknight family dinner.
We’ve officially transitioned from chicken casseroles to grilled chicken fajita kebabs in the Fit Foodie Kitchen. We put way our parkas and have strapped into our chacos. SUMMER IS HERE. It is currently 80ºF outside and we couldn’t be happier! And?It’s also my birthday month (it’s Linley BTW). Whoop whoop!
There is nothing like the smell of a grill in the summer. Am I right? Team Fit Foodie has blocked out days to grill, spend time at the river, travel, camp, and everything in between. What is the best part of all of these wonderful summer festivities, you ask? Planning the menu. These Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs in Under 30 Minutes got our wheels spinning for our summer menu plans.
Every Memorial Day we head to Prescott, Wisconsin to my family’s river house for a birthday celebration. (Side note, did you guys know that I share a birthday with Lee’s Dad and Lee’s birthday is one day after my Dad’s birthday? I know, it’s crazy.) Any-who, this year Lee’s family will be coming to the river and we are planning on an epic birthday menu. We’ve got three days of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. We get a big group together and everyone pitches in.
These Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs will be on the menu for dinner one night and then the big birthday dinner will be BBQ Ribs! Om nom nom. My boyfriend Cole is a master griller and this year he is going to Sous Vide ribs and corn and we are SO excited about it. Have you guys ever used a Sous Vide? Sometimes we like to call it a meat hot tub or a fancy french crock pot. If you’re new to the concept of a sous vide all you do is vacuum seal food in an air tight bag and then cook it at a very precise temperature in a water bath. It is fantastic. We have mastered steak in the sous vide and we are now moving on to ribs. Don’t worry, we will take lots of photos!
For now, feel free to drool over the photos of these Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs. You’ve got your favorite fajita flavors and fixings together in one kebab. It is efficient, easy, delicious, and clean up is an absolute breeze!
Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs
- 16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast chopped into squares (3 medium breasts)
- 3 large bell peppers chopped into squares (any color)
- 1 medium purple onion chopped into squares
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- fresh cilantro chopped
- Preheat grill or oven to 400ºF.
- Prepare veggies by slicing into squares. Transfer into a gallon-sized bag and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Shake.
- Prepare chicken breast by slicing into squares (make sure they're all around the same size) and transfer into another gallon-sized bag.
- In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices to create your rub.
- Add half of the spice mixture to the vegetables and the other half to the chicken. Shake well and let sit for 10 minutes (place chicken in the fridge).
- Place peppers, onion, and chicken onto skewers (alternating between the three). Repeat.
- Lay a piece of tin foil onto the grill and spray with cooking spray.
- Set kebabs on top of tin foil and grill for around 15 minutes rotating kebabs every five minutes.
- Remove from heat and squeeze on lime juice (THIS PART IS KEY) and sprinkle on fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
Tips & Notes
Thanks for the idea. I usually made it plain. Now i will try it with flavors as well as on sticks.
I’ve made this recipe a few times this summer, and it is so good! I always come back to it whenever we BBQ.
Yummy! I’m so happy the BBQ season has officially started 😀
wow this recipe really delicious and can’t wait to make it this weekend’s thank you for sharing this
Do you think the veggies and chicken would be ok sitting overnight in the rub?
Hi Alison! I think so! Just make sure to keep them in the fridge 🙂
This one is my favorite dish i just made it & enjoy with my family. I loved you website and your way of cooking. Before this i foud the same meals from another website sharing a link with you ( https://www.sooperchef.pk/ ).
Vidoe tutorial also available here.
This one is my favorite dish i just made it & enjoy with my family. I loved you website and your way of cooking. Before this i foud the same meals from another website sharing a link with you ( https://pakistanirecipespoint.wordpress.com/ ).
Vidoe tutorial also available here.
Delicious, I love that combination of spices and I reckon while it’s still winter here I could do those sticks in the oven though it won’t have that amazingness that a BBQ can offer.
Yes! Oven would totes work!
Chicken kebabs sound so good right now. My issue is snacking on the veggies as I’m cutting them (getyourknives.com are amazing for chopping). I’m definitely going to try this recipe for the family this week! Thank you!
Kebabs are seriously my favorite food to cook on the grill. This recipe is amazing!
Oh my! That looks finger licking good
Love kabobs! Great summer meal! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome recipe Lee! We’d only use smoked paprika instead, can’t help loving the stuff lol:) Can’t wait to try these inside Greek pitas(gyros style)! LOVED them!
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Yummy. That looks so delicious.
Kebabs, I am really excited to try this on my own. Tonight I will suggest this to a friend as she keeps on asking me what to have for dinner. I’ve been craving for kebabs so I’ll do this tonight.
Hope you love them!
Wow .. awesome food. Mouth mesmerizing.
I think that these are what I am going to make tonight. I love Kebobs and these look sooo sooo yummy. Such a great idea
These look yummy! I love kabobs and never would have thought about making them fajita style. Summer eats are always my favorite. Everything is so colorful, fresh, and tasty. It also seems to be so much easier to cook during the summer.
Just made this for dinner. We added jalapeño peppers to the skewers as well. Husband had his meat and veggies in flour tortillas with black beans, sour cream, and cheese. I just had meat and veggies. Delicious. Thanks for such a tasty, easy, and healthy meal!
JALAPENOS ARE GENIUS. Totes doing this next time <3