Chicken Fajita Kebabs

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Chicken Fajita Kebabs
Photo: Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry
Active Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 serves

If your family loves Mexican food but you don't want to deal with crowds and restaurants, surprise them with these tasty chicken kebabs. With everyone tired from school and work, weeknight meals can often be hectic, but that doesn't mean they can't be delicious. Preparing quick and easy suppers is the perfect time for the family to come together, help with the meal, and gather round the table to de-stress, relax, and share news about their day. Round out this chicken fajita meal with some hot rice, a tossed green salad, and a plate of warm flour tortillas. Start with the sweet and tangy Kebab Marinade, ideal for chicken, fish, and shrimp. In a large bowl, mix the marinade with your favorite fajita seasoning blend, then add the chicken thigh pieces. Be sure the chicken is cut in uniform pieces so it all cooks thoroughly. After you add the onions and peppers, cover and chill from four to twelve hours, which means you can prepare the ingredients before starting your day and, once you get home, supper will be ready in under 30 minutes. Soak your wooden skewers for about 10 minutes (you can do this as you toss the salad) so they don't burn or char on your grill.


  • Kebab Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 24 pieces

  • 1 onion cut into 16 wedges

  • 2 bell peppers cut into 16 pieces

  • 8 (10-inch) skewers

  • chopped cilantro


  1. Combine marinade and fajita seasoning in a large bowl. Stir in boneless, skinless chicken thigh pieces, onion wedges, and bell pepper pieces. Cover; chill at least 4 hours or up to 12 hours.

  2. Skewer onto 8 (10-inch) skewers. Discard marinade. Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Place kebabs on oiled grates. Grill, covered, until chicken is cooked, 8 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through cook time. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

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