This Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs recipe will become a regular on your summer grilling menu!

This oil and lime marinade penetrates the meat, resulting in tender and juicy chicken every time. Perfect when served with your favorite sides like Texas roadhouse green beans and a creamy potato salad!

Lime grilled chicken kabobs on a skewer with lime and cilantro

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs


Pin it to your DINNER BOARD to save it for later! 

Be sure to follow CentsLessMeals on Pinterest for more great meal ideas!

The aroma drifting from the BBQ once the chicken hits the grill is mouthwatering. Lime combined with chicken is so wonderful – maybe the most perfect flavor combination!

Best Chicken Kabob Ingredients

Chicken: For this recipe, we use boneless skinless chicken thighs. They retain their juiciness and do not dry out quickly! While chicken thighs work best, you can substitute chicken breast if desired. Watch the chicken closely so it doesn’t overcook and become dry!

Marinade: This easy chicken marinade is made with lime juice and simple seasoning you likely already have on hand. Marinate the chicken for an hour or overnight for the perfect busy weeknight meal.

Vegetables: To turn these kabobs into a full meal add your favorite vegetables. Try adding bell peppers, zucchini, or onions! For a fruity twist, try adding pineapple as well.

Lime grilled chicken kabobs on a BBQ

How to Grill Chicken Thighs

This easy grilled chicken thighs recipe is quick to prepare, just 3 simple steps!

  1. Prep: Cut chicken thighs into halves or thirds and trim excess fat.
  2. Marinade: Prepare the marinade (per recipe below), pour over chicken pieces, and set aside.
  3. Grill: Add the marinated chicken to the skewers and grill.

TIP: If using wooden skewers, add them to a shallow bowl of water to soak for about 15-20 minutes. This will help prevent the skewers from burning.

Serve with cacio e pepe or a side of loaded mashed potatoes and baked asparagus, or on top of your favorite salad!

Lime grilled chicken kabobs on skewers with lime as garnish

Reheating Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Grilled chicken thighs are great leftovers! For added juiciness add a little butter when reheating.

  • Reheating in the oven – Add the chicken thighs to a baking dish and cover with foil, cook until reheated.
  • Reheating on the stovetop – Add chicken thighs to a skillet. Cover and cook on low heat until reheated (flip chicken as needed).

Favorite Chicken Recipes

Lime grilled chicken kabobs on skewers with lime as garnish
5 from 1 vote↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs will become your new favorite summer grilling entree! The easy lime marinade penetrates the chicken for tender and juicy grilled chicken thighs every time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken thighs


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  • Cut chicken thighs in half. Trim off any excess fat.
  • Combine marinade ingredients and pour marinade over chicken to generously coat. Set aside to marinate at least 1 hour.
  • Add chicken to skewers. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
5 from 1 vote↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

REPIN this Summer Grilling Recipe

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs on skewers, piled on top of each other with a title.

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs on skewers with writing.
Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs on silver skewers with a lime on the side, and grilled chicken thighs on the grill under the title.



, , ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Valentina is a busy wife and mom of five children. She immigrated from Ukraine to the US as a young girl. Growing up, she was accustomed to foods of the Russian (European) cuisine. When she got married and had her own kitchen, she really started to experiment with different foods and cuisines and fell in love with creating recipes combining unique flavors. She now runs a blog, Valentina’s Corner, where she shares her passion and love for from-scratch food, creating content and sharing it with others
See more posts by Valentina

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating