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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers

This is the most tender and most flavorful chicken you will ever make! The chicken gets marinated in a honey, lime, cilantro, garlic, and soy sauce marinade for a few hours, skewered, and then grilled. Super duper easy and always a hit! Perfect for serving a crowd.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly-squeezed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Slice chicken into even 1-inch cubes. Place chicken in a gallon-sized storage bag. Place remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Separate 1/4 cup of marinade and place in small bowl and store in fridge until cook time.
  • Place marinade in storage bag with chicken and seal tightly. Shake chicken around to coat completely. place bag on a plate or baking dish. This is helpful in case the bag breaks - you won't have a huge mess if there's something there to catch all the marinade.
  • Place chicken in fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours.
  • 30 minutes before cook time, soak your medium wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes. This will keep them from catching fire during grilling. Remove from water and place on paper towel to dry slightly before skewing.
  • Remove chicken from fridge. Grab 1 skewer and place 3-4 pieces of chicken on skewer, leaving about 1 inch of free space on both ends of skewer. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place all skewers on grill. After 3 minutes, spread remaining marinade on chicken and then flip so it can finish cooking. Do NOT brush marinade on cooked side. This will cause contamination between cooked and not cooked chicken. Grill for another 3 minutes, or until chicken is done.


Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic
If you don't have a grill, you can easily make these in an oven. Set the oven to broil on high. Place skewers on grill pan or wire rack and place in oven. It will probably take an extra 10 minutes than it does on the grill. But always keep an eye on them!