a green plate with rice and Grilled Chicken Kebabs

I love summer.

I love grilling.

And I love kebabs.

That could be the end of my story, because it really is as simple as that. But then I would not be giving credit where credit is due, for these super tasty Grilled Honey Chipotle Chicken Kebabs.

After I shared my Turkey Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice, drizzled with Honey and Chipotle Vinaigrette, my sister Jessica had a brilliant suggestion. She said, “I bet that vinaigrette would make an awesome marinade.”

I knew she was right.

I HAD to try it!

chicken kebabs on a stovetop grill pan

We’ve made these kebabs using an indoor grill pan and an outdoor grill, works great either way. The chicken kebabs grill up beautifully, with a fabulous caramelization. They are gorgeous, with amazing finger-licken’ flavor. My family loves this recipe, and it now rests amongst our favorite grilled chicken recipes.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken and pepper Kebabs

 These grilled honey chipotle chicken kebabs are great for a meal any ol’ time, but would make an especially tasty and fun main entree for summer gatherings, too. The kebabs could easily be prepped ahead of time, fully assembled and then refrigerated, and then set on the grill while you enjoy the company of your guests. What a way to add flavor and fun to summer!

Grilled Honey Chipotle Chicken Kebabs

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Cook Time:12 to 15 minutes on the grill

Calories per serving: 542


honey and chipotle vinaigrette

4 medium-large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2” cubes

1 small onion, cut into 1-1/2” pieces

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2” pieces

2 T. olive oil

kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


Prepare the honey and chipotle vinaigrette. Reserve 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette and place in refrigerator. Pour the rest of the vinaigrette into a shallow bowl or sealable plastic baggie. Add the chicken cubes to the shallow bowl of vinaigrette. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight (longer is better!).

If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling. I used 8 wooden skewers that were about 9” long.

Heat grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat and spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Place onion and red pepper in a medium bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto skewers. Discard marinade. Sprinkle kebabs with salt and pepper, to taste. Place kebabs on hot grill pan, turning the kebabs as each side gets beautifully charred, about 12 to 15 minutes total. When kebabs are almost done cooking, brush with reserved 1/4 cup of marinade and grill until done. Serve warm with cilantro lime rice.

from a farmgirl’s dabbles


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