Grilled Chipotle Chicken Kabobs
  • tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon chili powder
  • 2teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 3cloves garlicminced
  • 1 white onionhalved and sliced
  • 3cups neutral oilavocado, grapeseed or cold-pressed canola
  • cups white vinegar
  • 2 limeshalved
  • 1 orangehalved
  • 1 lemonhalved
  • 3pounds boneless chicken thighsfat trimmed
  • 2 yellow bell pepperscut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2tablespoons paprika
  • 2teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 4 scallionsthinly sliced
  • Zest of 3 limes
  1. To make the marinade: In a large bowl, combine cumin, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic, onion, oil and vinegar. Squeeze juice from limes, orange and lemon. Add juices and fruit peels to the marinade. Place chicken thighs in bowl, and let sit for 20–30 minutes, covered with plastic wrap.
  2. Preheat grill to medium. While grill is heating, remove chicken from refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess oil to drip off. Cut chicken into 1- to 1½-inch pieces; place in a bowl with bell pepper pieces.
  3. To make spice rub: In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, chipotle powder and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle over chicken and peppers; toss.
  4. Thread chicken and bell pepper pieces onto skewers, alternating two pieces of chicken and one piece of bell pepper.
  5. Grill skewers for 10–12 minutes, flipping halfway, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° when tested with a thermometer. Place skewers on a tray and garnish with scallions and lime zest. Serve with Chipotle Crema and Cilantro Pepita Pesto.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chipotle Chicken Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1135 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 kabob): 135 cal, 4g fat (1g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 77mg chol, 258mg sodium, 3g carb (1g fiber, 0g sugars), 20g protein