Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers

Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers are made with chicken thighs, soaked in a delicious citrus marinade then grilled to perfection.

This recipe is really easy to put together. The marinade has fresh orange and lime juice with a little bit of honey add a little sweetness. These skewers can be made outdoors on the grill or indoors on your grill pan.

THE INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh orange juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Orange zest
  • Garlic cloves
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Honey
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

THE SKEWERS – METAL OR BAMBOO?

When I made this recipe, I used double prong barbecue skewers. They're great for keeping meat or vegetables from falling off the skewer when you’re cooking. If you’re using bamboo skewers, you must pre-soak them in water to avoid them burning on the grill. Fill a baking dish with cold water and a little ice and submerge the skewers in the water. Allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes to 3 hours.

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH THESE?

grilled chicken thighs on metal skewer with papaya avocado salad in a blue bowl

Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Citrus Chicken, Grilled Chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lisa Marie Todd

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken into a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add chicken and coat well with marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow chicken to marinate for an hour up to 4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the refrigerator and thread onto the skewers.
  4. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Cook chicken skewers for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you're using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes up to 3 hours to avoid them from burning on the grill.

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