Chicken Kebabs

Here you have a super easy and delicious recipe to make Chicken Kebabs, they are delicious and perfect for this time of the year.  I hope you like them as much as we did. Enjoy!

  • 3 Chicken Breast (cut in small chunks)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (cut in small chunks)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (cut in small chunks)
  • 1 Red Onion (cut in small chunks)
  • 1 ½ Cups Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt (+ to taste)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper (+ to taste)
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Ginger
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper (optional / to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (optional)
  • Metal Skewers

In a small bowl, combine the paprika with the salt, pepper, cumin, thyme, rosemary and the zest of one lime, stir well until combined then set aside.

In another small bowl combine the oil with the minced ginger and the minced garlic, stir and microwave for one minute so the the garlic and ginger will star releasing their flavor. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple juice with the juice of one lime, and the soy sauce, season with crushed red pepper to taste and if you want, you can also add in two tablespoons of brown sugar, stir until combined and set aside.

Season the chicken pieces with half of the oil mixture, also season the chicken with about one or two tablespoon of the paprika mixture, toss until the chicken chunks are well season with the oil and the spices, and then pour the pineapple juice mixture all over the chicken pieces, toss to make sure all the chicken chunks are well covered with the juice, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate this for at least 30 minutes before cooking it. If you have more time, feel free to marinate it for a longer time.

In another bowl, place the bell peppers and the onion, remember the peppers and the onions are already chopped into chunks about the same size as the chicken pieces.  Season these vegetables with the leftover oil mixture and with some of the paprika mixture, toss together so all the vegetables are well seasoned. And also refrigerate the vegetables until you are ready to use them.

After at least 30 minutes, now you can make the kebabs. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

And now you can start building the kebabs. Just grab your skewers, and grab the chicken and the vegetables and thread them onto the skewer, alternating the chicken with the vegetables. My kebabs have five chicken pieces and between each chicken piece, they have plenty of vegetables. But feel free to build your kebabs anyway that you like .

Once they are done, pour some of the leftover marinade over them, and bake them at 450ºF for about 12 - 20 minutes or until the chicken is well cooked.   The cooking time depends on the size of the chicken pieces, so if the chicken pieces are smaller, the cooking time may be less than 12 minutes and if they are bigger, the cooking time might be longer. Keep that in mind.

After 12 minutes, my kebabs are ready, and I’m just going to serve them with Cajun style rice and that’s it.