Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

These Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs are made with some of our favorite ingredients, and they will burst with refreshing flavors in every bite.  Make ahead and grilled easily with a simple marinade that will guarantee them to be moist, tender, and succulent every time!

The peppery-sweet ginger, along with the tang from lime juice, and fresh cilantro are the key ingredients to this delicious kabob.  The chicken always turns out moist, tender, and very tasty!

Last year, I made these grilled ginger-lime chicken kabobs on July 4th and everyone said it was the best chicken kabobs they have ever tasted!

So I am making them again for this weekend and thought it was a good idea to revive this recipe from our archives.

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

These grilled ginger-lime chicken kabobs are very easy to prepare.

I decided to marinate chicken pieces in the morning, allowing the marinade to do its magic.  Then I assembled the kabobs right before they went to the grill.

We marinated chicken pieces in a mixture of fresh cilantro, freshly grated ginger, lime juice, and honey for up to 4 hours.  Then thread the skewers and grilled them.

Then I added some color to these kabobs by adding some red grape tomatoes and green peppers, just enough to get some fresh vegetables to grill along with the chicken.

There was enough for everyone to have a kabob or two; everyone enjoyed them very much, even the little ones enjoyed them too!

The combination of all these flavors worked so well together.  I never imagined that cilantro would work with the ginger and the lime, but it did!

Making the chicken very tasty, keeping it moist and juicy.

Best of all, grilling the kabobs took less than 10 minutes.  So easy, and making dinner was a breeze!

Enjoy!

*You can follow along below, or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card!

Ingredients for Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts- cut into about 2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tsp. lime zest

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 3 Tbsp. honey

  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 1-pint grape tomatoes

  • 1 green pepper- cleaned, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • cooking spray

  • 12-inch skewers

1.  Rinse, drain, and place all chicken pieces into a large zip-lock plastic bag.

2.  For the marinade, in a medium bowl, whisk together the next 9 ingredients.  Pour the chicken into the plastic bag.  Seal the bag and turn a few times to coat the chicken. Place the bag in a shallow dish.  Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.  Turning occasionally.

3.  When ready to make the kabobs. Begin to thread the skewers with the chicken goes on first, then add green pepper and then a grape tomato.  Repeat 1 more time, and finish with chicken on top.  You should have at least 3 pieces of chicken per skewer.  Continue to thread all the skewers.  Place each skewer onto a platter.  If you have any grape tomatoes left, add them as the tops to some of the skewers.

4.  When all kabobs are ready,  take the remaining marinade in the bag and pour it over the kabobs.

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

5.  Heat grill to medium heat.  Spray gas or charcoal grill with cooking oil.
Grill kabobs with the cover closed for about 3 to 4 minutes, and brush once with some of the marinades.  Then discard the rest of the marinade.

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

6.  Turn kabobs over and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.  Remove and let stand for a few minutes before serving, allowing metal skewers to cool down to handle.  Serve warm.

Also, serve them with a drizzle of our Authentic Tzatziki Sauce, …it’s the best! 

Yields: 12 chicken kabobs

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Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

Yield: 12 kabobs

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs

The peppery-sweet ginger, along with the tang from lime juice, and fresh cilantro are the key ingredients to this delicious grilled chicken kabob. And, the chicken is guaranteed to be moist, tender, and succulent.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts- cut into about 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper- cleaned, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • cooking spray
  • 12-inch skewers

Instructions

  1. Rinse, drain, and place all chicken pieces into a large zip-lock plastic bag.
  2. For the marinade, in a medium bowl, whisk together the next 9 ingredients. Pour over the chicken into the plastic bag. Seal the bag and turn a few times to coat the chicken. Place the bag in a shallow dish. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours. Turning occasionally.
  3. When ready to make the kabobs. Begin to thread kabobs with the chicken first onto a skewer, then add green pepper and then a grape tomato. Repeat 1 more time, and finish with chicken on top. You should have at least 3 pieces of chicken per skewer. Continue to thread all the skewers. Place each skewer onto a platter. If you have any grape tomatoes left, add them as the tops to some of the skewers.
  4. When all kabobs are ready, take the remaining marinade in the bag and pour it over the kabobs.
  5. Heat grill to medium heat. Spray gas or charcoal grill with cooking oil.
  6. Grill kabobs with the cover closed for about 3 to 4 minutes, brush once with some of the marinades. Then discard the rest of the marinade.
  7. Turn kabobs over and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove and let stand for a few minutes before serving, allowing metal skewers to cool down to handle. Serve warm.
  8. Yields: 12 chicken kabobs

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17 Comments

  1. What great flavors! When I do kabobs I tend to go more in the Mediterranean direction, but I’m not sure why. Maybe because the first ones I ever made were Greek. But these sound fabulous!

    1. Thanks so much, Mimi. They truly are delicious! You’ll have to try my recipe and let me know. Have a great day! 🙂

  2. Anytime I see ginger, lime and cilantro together, I KNOW that the recipe is a winner! I've never thought of marinading chicken with them, but is so perfect! I hope that I will make this VERY SOON now that the hotter temps are coming and grilling out keeps the heat out of the kitchen! Nice to be back from Italy and catch up with all of your yummy recipes!
    xo
    Roz

    1. Hey Roz! Thank you and welcome back. Boy, you are so lucky you get to go to Italy every year and May and June are the nicest months to be there. Can't wait to hear all about it! Xxoo

  3. I love kabobs and all the ingredients listed. This sounds perfect for a weekend dinner. We went camping all weekend and both recipes I planned to blog this week were flops! Sometimes it works – sometimes it doesn't. These were obviously a home run!