Cilantro Lime Chicken Kabobs can be made on the grill or in the oven and are packed with flavor from a delicious homemade marinade with fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and paprika.
When it comes to weekend entertaining, I absolutely love firing up the grill and preparing our meal outside. Now to be totally honest, a big part of this is because it means I don’t have to do all the cooking. There is always someone happy to take on the grilling duties and I can sit back and relax, preferably with a glass of wine. So this past weekend when we had some friends over for, I purposely prepped these kabobs ahead of time along with a simple corn salad, guacamole, and baked chips. This guaranteed that once things got started, I could sit back and enjoy instead of running around the kitchen.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining, kabobs really are one of the best options. Not only can they be prepped ahead of time, they feel a little fancier than simple grilled chicken and don’t take that much extra work. Just marinate your favorite, add some veggies, and you are ready for a delicious meal. Now when it comes to these kabobs, they are kind of reminiscent of chicken fajitas but packed with more lime and cilantro. To keep the flavors mild for everyone, I didn’t add any chili pepper, but you could add a jalapeno or some chili powder to the marinade as well.
Here are some ways to mix things up when making these Cilantro Lime Chicken Kabobs: