Chicken Fajita Kabobs

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Fresh chicken fajitas made with a marinade of  lime, and spices, stacked high on skewers with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes and grilled to perfection.  Served on soft warm tortillas.


Chicken Fajita Kabobs - An Affair from the Heart

Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite dinners.  Year round … but in the summertime when I can grill them — even MORE so!  This marinade is so fresh and delicious, made with fresh herbs, limes and spices.  Stack up everything you’d typically grill up in a pan on skewers, and pop them on the grill.  Not only are they delicious … look how colorful and pretty they are!  These Kabobs were a fun twist on our regular chicken fajitas.  Colorful food on a stick — win/win!



Chicken Fajita Kabobs - An Affair from the Heart

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The whole thing starts early in the day with this fresh citrusy marinade.  It’s got fresh lime and orange juice, and it’s full of fresh cilantro and spices to add a little bit of heat.  The chicken sits in the marinade for at least two hours to take on all of that flavor.  Before you’re ready to grill them up — time to get chopping.  I went for LOTS of color!


Chicken Fajita Kabobs Marinade for Chicken
If you are looking for the very best chicken fajita marinade, look no further!! This one has it all. A little bit of heat, citrus flavors from lime and orange and it’s packed with flavor from fresh cilantro and spices. It comes together super fast and makes some amazing chicken fajitas!



Chicken Fajita Kabobs Fresh veggies

I bought one of each bell pepper, red, yellow and green.  I used a red onion and grape tomatoes right from our garden.  Feel free to change up the peppers and onions to your liking.


Chicken Fajita Kabobs ready for the grill

All Stacked up and ready for the grill!

You may wonder why I didn’t just make them like normal fajitas.  On a griddle or a grilling pan.  Well, you most certainly could, just cut the chicken into strips instead of chunks like I did here.  The reason I was inspired to make them into kabobs?  I decided it was time to join the Fantastical Food Fight.  It’s a fun group of fellow food bloggers, hosted by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. Once a month there is a food or recipe type challenge that you can participate in, this month it was Kebobs.

Kebobs? — Kabobs? — Kebabs?  — Kebaps??

I had looked up the spelling and I have gotten all different versions.  Most common in the US are Kebob and Kabob.  After doing a little research, I found that pretty much any of them are acceptable, depending on where you are from.  Since I already had the photos and recipe typed when I made this discovery — we are going with Kabobs for today! Ha!



Chicken Fajita Kabobs on the grill

I got my hubby a Traeger Grill for Father’s Day this year .. he’s been having so much fun experimenting with it.  We cooked these at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


Thermapen Mk4

Don’t second guess if your chicken is done or not.  This Thermapen Mk4 is the best meat thermometer I have ever owned!  


Chicken Fajita Kabobs in a tortilla

You could serve them without tortillas, for a low carb option, but we warmed up some soft flour tortillas and scooped it inside.  I mixed up a bowl of homemade guacamole to serve with them.  I have never blogged my guacamole, but it’s the one I used inside of these Guacamole Egg Rolls!


Guacamole Egg Rolls with Spicy Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce
Kicked up Guacamole served Egg Roll Style with a Spicy Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce. The Ultimate Hand-Held Snack.


Ripe heirloom tomatoes, red onion, avocado and cilantro tossed in a homemade lime dressing. This Deconstructed Guacamole Salad needs to make it on your table tonight!



Chicken Fajita Kabobs - HERO


It’s time to get to that recipe.  I would love to know if you make them! M.


Chicken Fajita Kabobs hot off the grill
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Chicken Fajita Kabobs

Fresh chicken fajita marinated in lime, and spices, stacked high on skewers with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes and grilled to perfection.
Prep Time3 hours 35 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time3 hours 55 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Fajita Kabobs
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds of chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • Chicken Fajita Marinade
  • 1 small red onion cut into chunks
  • 1 each red yellow and green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1-2 cups grape tomatoes to taste


  • Soak the wooden skewers for about an hour in some water before using.
  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
  • Stack marinated chicken and veggies on skewers in a random fashion.
  • Grill for 10 minutes, flip over. Grill for 10 minutes more.
  • Chicken will have an internal temperature of 165 degrees when cooked properly.
  • Serve with warm tortillas and toppings of you choice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g




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  1. Looks so scrumptious , Michaela! The CHICKEN FAJITA MARINADE with the cumin, orange and lime juice sounds to die for! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Yum yum yum! I had no idea what spelling to go with for the actual Food Fight portion because why are there so many spellings for one thing?! haha. These look great though and I love how many people are doing the red onion with their protein. It’s so versatile 🙂

    1. Right? Silly!! I really planned to do a sweet recipe — but I was happy these got made! New favorite!! Thanks for all of you hard work !!

  3. The marinade for the chicken sounds so so good!! Love that you used so many different veggies on there too! I am going to love these kabobs!

  4. NO MATTER what way you spell them they are amazing! The lime makes it scream summer grilling! Cant wait to try them for our Thursday night grill party!

  5. These chicken fajita kabobs are flavorful! I’m so jelly that you have a thriving garden and can take advantage of those fresh tomatoes. Fabulous, healthy meal! All the kabob dishes look delicious.

  6. Kabobs are my favorite meal on the grill and I love the flavors you’ve combined. These look so tasty and will be perfect for Labor Day grilling tomorrow.

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