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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Kabobs with Avocado-Lime Dipping Sauce

Cook these cilantro-lime chicken kabobs in the oven or on the grill, and enjoy a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner.
Course Chicken
Keyword chicken kabobs, chicken skewers, cilantro lime chicken, healthy dinner recipes
Servings 8 kabobs
Calories 130kcal
Author Allison McGee


  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping
  • OXO Good Grips Zester and Grater
  • AIDEA Wooden Salad Bowl
  • OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, Large
  • KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender with 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher - Silver
  • MASTER COOK Kabob Skewers 12" Flat Stainless Steel BBQ Set, Reusable Sticks, Sliver


For the sauce:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro thick stems removed
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded if desired
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the chicken kabobs:

  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Wood or metal skewers


Make the Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Make the chicken kabobs:

  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, and salt to create a marinade.
  • Slice the chicken into 1 square inch pieces. Place the chicken in a gallon size Zip-loc bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and marinate the chicken pieces for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. If marinating for 2 hours or longer, be sure to keep the chicken in the refrigerator.
  • If using wood skewers, soak these in water anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  • Thread the chicken on the skewers.

Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Place the skewers on the jelly roll pan, and place the pan on the center rack of the oven.
  • Bake kabobs for 10 minutes, then flip the kabobs over and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Grill Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Lightly oil the grill, and place the kabobs on the grill.
  • Cook, flipping occasionally for about 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.


Nutrition info is for chicken kabobs only. Avocado-lime sauce adds 67 calories, 7g fat, 2g carbohydrate and 0g protein per tablespoon.