Welcome to our BBQ Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Marinade recipe! This delicious grilled chicken dish is perfect for your next barbecue or weeknight dinner. The tangy and flavorful marinade will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to create this mouthwatering dish that will impress your family and friends.


  • 1.5 lbs (680g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Special instructions or substitutions

  • If you prefer spicier flavors, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the marinade.
  • For a vegetarian option, substitute the chicken with firm tofu or your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the chopped cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken cubes into a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure all the pieces are coated evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Thread the chicken onto the soaked wooden skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
  5. Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice charred appearance.
  6. Once cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve the BBQ Chicken Skewers with your favorite side dishes, such as grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, or a fresh salad.

Tips for variations or serving suggestions

  • For added freshness, squeeze some additional lime juice over the cooked skewers before serving.
  • Garnish with extra chopped cilantro for a pop of color and flavor.
  • Serve the BBQ Chicken Skewers with a side of creamy avocado dip or a cooling cucumber yogurt sauce.
  • These skewers can be served as a main course or as an appetizer at your next gathering.


Indulge in the flavors of our BBQ Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Marinade. The combination of tangy lime, aromatic cilantro, and perfectly grilled chicken will leave you craving for more. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a quick and tasty weeknight meal, this recipe is a winner. Try it out and savor the deliciousness yourself. Your family and friends will thank you!

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