Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs

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This Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs recipe will become a regular on your summer grilling menu! Oil and lime marinade penetrates the meat, resulting in tender and juicy chicken every time. In addition, the chicken is so incredibly delicious your family will ask for it often!

Nothing says summer as much as a grilled chicken recipe does. Chicken thighs are perfect for grilling because they retain their juiciness and as a result, do not dry out as quickly.

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

Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs on skewers.


Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs


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Can I substitute for chicken breast?

While chicken thighs work best in this recipe, you can substitute chicken breast if desired. Watch the chicken closely so it doesn’t overcook and become dry!

What side dish can I serve with grilled chicken?

This is a great recipe to serve for dinner with a side of loaded mashed potatoes or rice and baked asparagus.

You can also serve these Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs over your favorite salad as well.

Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs served with lime wedges

Can I reheat grilled chicken thighs?

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).

Can I marinade the chicken in advance?

This is the perfect chicken marinade if you are looking to marinade the chicken about 1 hour or up to the night before. Perfect for busy evenings and if you already have plans. Marinade the kebabs and just add to skewers and throw on the grill and you have dinner ready in no time.

Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs on the grill.

How to grill chicken thighs

  • Prepare chicken marinade.
  • Cut chicken into half or thirds.
  • Pour marinade over chicken and set aside to marinade.
  • Add the marinated chicken to the skewers.
  • Grill, baby grill!
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner!

TIP: If using wooden skewers, add the skewers to a bowl and cover them with water. The water helps keep the wood from burning.

Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs on skewers stacked with lime.


Servings: 4 servings
Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe
Prep Time:
7 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lime grilled chicken thighs

This lime grilled chicken recipe is going to become a regular on your summer grilling menu. The easy oil and lime marinade so quick to prepare.

  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  1. Cut chicken thighs in half. Trim off any excess fat.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken and generously coat. Set aside to marinade at least 1 hour.
  4. Add chicken to skewers.
  5. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the size of the chicken.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 352, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 245mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 370%, Vitamin C: 2.7%, Calcium: 12%, Iron: 0.9%

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

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Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs together on a white plate

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Valentina Ablaev

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

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