Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs

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Chicken Kabobs – fajita style chicken kabobs seasoned with a spicy, easy marinade. Prep ahead for a quick, simple meal come dinnertime on the grill!

grilled chicken kabobs

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

We love grilling anything and everything during the hot summer months. These Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs are a family favorite recipe and always a hit at all of our summer BBQ’s. This easy chicken kabob recipe is perfect for summertime. Get out the grill and get grilling! What are you waiting for? We have to make the most of summer!

grilled chicken kabobs with spicy chicken kabob marinade

Chicken Kabob Marinade

We love making kabobs because you can prepare them in advance and throw them on the grill when you are ready. These Grilled Chicken Kabobs have a spicy marinade that is easy to make.  The chicken kabob marinade is largely made from ingredients you’ll likely have on-hand, and the kabobs can marinate for as little as an hour or up to 8 hours.  The onion and red, yellow, and green bell peppers add great color and flavor to the kabobs.

If you are using wooden skewers make sure you soak them in water 20 minutes before putting them on the grill.

The chicken kabobs cook up in no time and are perfect for summer BBQ’s. They are fun to serve and fun to eat! Feel free to mix up to add other vegetables if you have them on hand. Mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes would be a great addition.

To eat, remove the chicken and veggies from the skewer and enjoy! You are going to love these easy chicken kabobs. They will be a summer favorite!

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Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs

Chicken fajitas on the grill make a great summer meal and they are easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Fajita Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the Kabobs:

  • 1 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 green pepper cut into 3/4 inch pieces

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Place the chicken in Ziploc bag with the fajita marinade. Seal the bag and make sure all of the chicken pieces are well coated. Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread marinated chicken, onion, and peppers onto skewers. Discard leftover marinade.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the kabobs on the grill, cover, and cook until the chicken is opaque throughout, about 8-12 minutes, turning once or twice during cooking. Transfer to a warmed platter and serve immediately.
  5. Note-if using wooden skewers soak them in water 20 minutes before using.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I make awesome burgers. I mix the meat with several spices, shreaded cheese, bread crumbs and egg. Everyone I have cooked them for has really loved them. My family won’t eat burgers any other way. I would pair them with the original Bush’s baked beans. Why mess with perfection.

  2. Bush’s beans would go great with my ribs – we use a rub of several spices and a touch of brown sugar and let it soak overnight. The next day we slow roast in the oven and grill for a bit at the end. Delish! Black Bean Fiesta would be my choice to serve!!

  3. I make pork kabob. I cut the pork in cubes and one onion in rings. I put these ingridients in a ziploc bag and pour some red wine,pomegranate juice and the juice of 1 lemon over it. I also put some salt , pepper and a little thyme in it. Then you knead to meat a bit after that you had a little olive oil. I’ll let it marinate in the fridge for about 24 hours. Thread the meat on skewers and grill them. I serve them with the sweet mesquite beans. I got this recipe when we used to live in Germany.Everyone loves it when I make it because it’s a totally different flavor.

  4. For a final summer bbq I would grill up “Dad’s Loaded Chicken Skewers” and serve them with Bush’s Steakhouse Beans. I love my dad’s skewers because they’re loaded with tasty and different ingredients like Kilbasa, small new potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes. It wouldn’t be summer without them!

  5. “Lime Chicken with a kick”- lime juice, garlic, serrano peppers, oil with black bean fiesta as a side for the perfect Grilled Mexican flavored meal!

  6. Being from Wisconsin we love our BRATS! I have a wonderful recipe for marinated brats that are cut up into pieces, added other ingredients and made into kebobs…serve those up with Bush’s Grillin’ Black Bean Fiesta and some corn on the cob for a perfect Wisconsin Summer meal.

  7. The first BBQ dinner we had this year we tried your recipe for Honey Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken. The family loved it so I have made it several times this summer. I would serve Bush’s Southern Pit BBQ beans with the chicken.

  8. We love to grill burgers. I’m always trying new recipes (which I usually find on Pinterest) so that we can have a variety of flavors. We love to pair them with Bush’s beans and as far as a favorite hmmmmmm (it changes) right now though I would say that it would be the Southern Pit BBQ

  9. We make a Hawaiian-style Chicken kebob and I would serve it with original Bush’s baked beans. I think the sweetness in the beans will be brought out by the teriykai glaze we use on the chicken. We love to grill during the summer whenever we have family or friends in town. Sad to see Summer end, but ready for Fall!

  10. I do a loin roast marinated for 3 days in soy sauce, ginger, hot mustard, oil, red pepper flakes, honey, and pepper. I’d serve with the bourbon and brown sugar beans! My husband’s father is the master of this recipe, taught it to him, and then he taught it to me. It’s a recipe that will keep going! We always have to make 2 since everyone devours them at parties.

  11. I have not tried Bush’s Grillin’ Beans yet, but we love several different marinades on steak and chicken and of course the old standbys, barbecue sauce, Italian dressing and teriyaki. We love to grill and even have an extra propane tank so we never run out in the middle of grilling! 😉

  12. I haven’t tried Bush’s grilling beans yet – but I do love the original Bush’s beans.

    I enjoy marinated steak and shrimp kabobs because it’s the first grilled meal my fiance and I made together.

  13. The southern pit BBQ beans would be delicious along side my grilled BBQ chicken! BBQ chicken is always a hit at bbqs for both adults and kids do its a good BBQ food!

  14. I love kebabs! I would grill nachos. My sister and I love to eat nachos together, and we inevitably eat too much, but it’s still lots of fun. I’d serve the nachos with the mesquite beans!

  15. I would make Grandma B’s grilled chicken served with Bush’s original beans. This is our “go to” recipe for the summer whenever company comes over 🙂

  16. I would serve the Bourbon Brown Sugar beans with either my Root Beer pulled pork (crockpot menu) or some grilled chicken marinated in a Raspberry vinegarette mixture that I make up. Okay, now I’m hungry, I know what we are having for dinner tonight!!

  17. I would use the black bean fiesta recipe to go along with my chipotle cilantro lime grilled steak recipe. Marinating meat is one of my favorite things and I love the fresh flavors of black beans and grilled steak fajitas! Summer isn’t over yet!

  18. I would marinate boneless chicken thighs in Tampico orange juice, onion, red pepper flakes and chili powder overnite then BBQ them and serve with Bush’s Pinto Beans and
    Jalapeños like I do every big holiday!

  19. I use a chipotle marinade on my chicken when grilling. I don’t always serve with baked beans but I love Bush’s and their Texas Ranchero beans look tempting!

  20. I would serve Tequila Lime Chicken with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta for a family dinner on the deck. We love Bush’s beans!

  21. my family loves soda can chicken, dr pepper the best…and i would serve it with Bushs Texas Ranchero beans, for a little spicy heat to go with our sweet and juicy chicken : )

  22. My family’s all time favorite is my signature Sweet and Spicy Asian Drumsticks. They are best served with Bush’s Sweet Mesquite. So good. I always make this dish along with other goodies whenever I turn on the grill. 🙂

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  23. FANTASTIC! What a great idea! I am loving Italian grilled chicken lately. Oddly…I think it’d go well with the steakhouse recipe…its a fancy chicken 😉

  24. Marinated Pork Skewers served with Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Smokehouse Tradition – My mom used to serve these at almost every get together and they were the first things to disappear!

  25. My husband’s family is all about 7-up chicken, and it is so good and juicy! It’s even what they served at our wedding luncheon (we’re both from large families so it was a good choice for the crowd size). It would probably go best with the Smokehouse Tradition beans.

  26. “Maria’s Fantastic Fall off the Bone Pork Ribs” i have to say I make some really good ribs I would serve them with Bush’s Southwester Barbeque beans…my family loves them!!

  27. Grilled PIneapple Chicken!
    simply grilled chicken with a pineapple salsa! its AMAZING and soo stinking easy!
    And my favorite Bushes beans are the bourbon ones! Pretty much bourbon in any food is AMAZING and my TOTAL downfall!

  28. Wisconsin must have Grilled Brats. Recipe for easy baked beans: 2 cans Bush’s beans; brown sugar and original, fried hamberger and bacon, and molasses to taste.

  29. My mom always has the family over for hamburgers and always serves Bush’s Baked Beans. Lately, she has served the Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grilling Beans and they are delicious!

  30. I always love “Fiesta Grilled Chicken,” and I think it would go great with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta grillin beans. I’m a true Arizonan, so I love anything with a south-of-the-border flair!

  31. Looks delicious and I love me some kabobs! I have these marinating and plan to throw some pineapple on the skewers as well. Thanks for sharing!

  32. My hubby grills the best New York steaks and we think the Bush’s Steakhouse Recipe Grillin’ Beans are the perfect complement. We will be serving them on Monday!

  33. I would probably make Cilantro-Lime chicken, which I make with all my favorite marinade ingredients (lime juice, cumin, chile powder, cayenne, cilantro) and pair it with the Black Bean Fiesta for a perfect southwestern meal! It would definitely be a crowd pleaser!

  34. Sweet Mesquite Bush’s Beans with Simple Teriyaki Chicken wings adds the best asian fusion with smoky honey flavor!

  35. I love BBQ Ribs or chops on the grill and either of my two favorites are the original Bush’s beans or the Honey flavor.
    Hubby and I love to make this meal when we have long Holiday weekends off work!
    A special treat on our self’s.

  36. We love Alton Brown’s Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops. I made it once for a birthday and now it is requested often. I would pair it with black bean fiesta. We love grillin’

  37. My husband has a secret marinade he uses for grilling chicken and then I add brown sugar to Bush’s Baked Beans to make them extra sassy. The dinner was a big hit for my last family cookout. Thanks!

  38. I love to make a grilled brown sugar bourbon chicken recipe and serve it with bourbon and brown sugar grillin beans! The two tastes blend very well together and one that my family loves!

  39. I would serve Fajita Lime Chicken with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta for my family. They would love the yummy flavor.

  40. I make lamb shashlik kabobs that would go great with any Bush’s Grillin Beans, but my favorite is the Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans. I got the recipe from a girl friend when I was 13 years old, (I’m 65 now, so it’s an OLD recipe!). It calls for thin sliced lamb and onion wedges marinated in lemon juice and oil, sometimes I use herbs or garlic too, but usually just the lemon and oil.

  41. I would have my hubby grill up some pulled pork for sandwiches and eat with original Bush’s beans (: just what I’ve been craving!

  42. I love to make a grilled chicken topped with crisp bacon and ooey, gooey cheese. I love the Southern Pit BBQ beans and I would serve those with my chicken!

  43. I would serve Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos with the Bush’s Sweet Mesquite beans. These tacos are great and finger-friendly for a BBQ!

  44. Our family has celebrated just about every occasion with Santa Maria Style BBQ Tri-Tip and BBQ Corn on the Cob with Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans on the side with garlic bread and a salad. Yummo!

  45. Rotisserie Chicken with the Brown Sugar and Bourbon Beans. Yummy! I like doing the chicken that way because it is so easy and turns out so well and that is my favorite flavor of Bush’s beans. 🙂

  46. I love putting salt, pepper, and cumin on pork chops before grilling them. It’s not a complicated recipe, but it makes the pork chops taste great. I would love to try them with the Texas Ranchero beans. The jalapenos in those sound good!

  47. My hubby LOVES (and love is an understatement) the Texas Ranchero Bush’s Beans, and we serve them with a simple grilled chicken and fresh summer corn. It is a great dinner that even the kids love, even if I have to make two cans since the hubby pretty much eats an entire can himself! 🙂

  48. I would go with a simple BBQ grilled chicken breast served with the Bourbon and Brown Sugar beans (these are so good!) because there is nothing better than BBQing in the summer time, especially on long holiday weekends!

  49. I love grilled chicken kabobs with chicken, red and yellow/orange peppers, onions, and fresh baby tomatoes from my garden (oh, the peppers are, too!) I marinate them in Italian dressing and baste with the dressing—too easy not to love–and do over and over. I really like easy when I’m grilling! And since I love all foods with a Mexican twist, those are the beans I’d serve—just because I love ’em!

  50. I’d serve the Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans with Hawaiian grilled chicken; I love my Hawaiian chicken recipe because of the sweet flavor!

  51. I’d serve Bush’s Bourbon & Brown Sugar with my family’s secret Hawaiian Tri-Tip rub. It’s the BEST, yummiest way to BBQ tri-tip and my family has been serving at all family gatherings since I was a little girl.

  52. my sister in law has this amazing and simple chicken kebab marinade. water, evoo, sugar, soy sauce and garlic. marinate and grill and its awesome!! great on veggies too, she has been making this for years and i always thought it was complicated but its simple and so good and healthy! it would prob go great with the bourbon and brown sugar bushs beans!

  53. I love flank steak marinaded in soy sauce and worchestshire and then grilled to perfection, just the way my dad has always done it. Bush’s Steakhouse beans would go perfect with it!

  54. I love to make Grilled Pork Kebabs with Asian Marinade, a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated’s Guide to Grilling and Barbecue, using pork cubes, fresh pineapple, onion, and peppers marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, scallions, cilantro, garlic, and ginger. Serve with Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans. Yum!

  55. We love to make rib eye steaks on the grill with salt & pepper, onion/garlic powder, and other various seasonings. It’s my most favorite because my hubby always grills it up just how I love it! Nothing beats Bush’s beans…I’d serve the Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans with my next steak…mmm….

  56. I would serve steak tostadas with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta for a casual get-together. I love Bush’s beans and I think those two foods would pair up great! 🙂

  57. Black bean fiesta with my margarita chicken. This is my favorite way to make grilled chicken, with a tequila and citrus marinade.

  58. Those kabobs look tasty! My husband and I make some awesome boneless skinless chicken breasts that are brined and the grilled and basted with a homemade BBQ sauce. Goes great with Bush’s Bourbon Brown Sugar beans. Yum!

  59. Rich’s Ribs with the Smokehouse Tradition Beans. My brother makes these ribs with the 1/4 cow he gets every year from his in-laws and won’t tell me what’s in the rub!

  60. We love to grill chicken bombs and serve them with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta with a little jalapeno added in. We enjoy spicy food so this has been a favorite this summer!

  61. It is really funny but the hubs and I have been trying to eat Paleo, and I haven’t once thought of shikabobs… sp? This is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to enter

  62. I’d have to do my go-to grilling fav – my Anyday Kabobs. I just do a light marinade of olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh garlic, fresh ginger and put it on chicken or steak and a variety of veggies (bell peppers, red onions, zucchini for the staples, and whatever else sounds good). It’s so easy and they always turn out great. I think I’d pair with the Bush’s Traditional Smokehouse Grillin’ Beans as I am in love with all things smoked and it would still keep it simple.

  63. Any bad effects if I marinate overnight? Just read this more closely and saw 1-8hrs. It’s already in fridge for dinner tomorrow….
    Thanks!

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