Jalapeño and Lime Chicken Skewers

A little zing with a fruity spice! These jalapeño and lime chicken skewers are perfect for the bbq, oven, or grill. Baked (how we provided the instructions below), they’re a delicious light lunch. Everything can be prepped prior and refrigerated, making this recipe a perfect candidate for weekend cooking for lunches throughout the week. And, of course, that ability to prep and hold makes this recipe excellent for parties, too.

Jalapeno and lime chicken skewers
Jalapeño and lime chicken skewers, plated over rice

We use two green jalapeños here and, since they are simply chopped and placed in the marinade, only provide a milder heat. Still, if “too spicy” is a concern, you can simply cut back on the jalapeño used. For a spicier skewer, considering swapping out your chili used to a serrano pepper instead. They are typically double the heat of a jalapeño.

Serve with rice, fries or baked potato, and/or your favorite hot sauce. And eat immediately for the best flavor. If you want to reheat these, remove the skewers before placing in the microwave for a minute or two. The chicken, onion, and pepper, then, can be placed atop rice.

See them being made:

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Jalapeno and lime chicken skewers

Jalapeño And Lime Chicken Skewers

Slightly fiery, perfect for a light lunch
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 314 kcal


  • 8 Skewers


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice approximately the juice of one lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 onion large, cubed
  • 1 bell pepper large, cubed


Marinating the chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cube the chicken into large chunks then place the cubes in a glass bowl.
  • Add the crushed garlic to the bowl, along with the olive oil and chopped jalapeño peppers.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and lime juice to the bowl then stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Refrigerate the chicken in an airtight container until you're ready to cook. At least two hours is recommended to allow the chicken to take in the flavors and heat.

Prepping and cooking the skewers

  • Skewer the cubed chicken, onion, and bell pepper, alternating order as preferred.
  • Place the completed skewers onto a baking sheet, then place the baking sheet into the pre-heated oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the skewers from the oven and serve immediately.




Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 49gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 556mgPotassium: 975mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1081IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 21, 2024 to include new content.
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