These Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs are a delicious way to enjoy dinner on the grill. Serve them alone or with tortillas and a spoonful of salsa…either way will be delicious!
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Now every weekend we peruse the local events calendar to find activities for Robbie. Spending the entire weekend at home gets a little monotonous when there’s a rambunctious toddler around, so we try to get out at least once a weekend in the summer to some sort of festival or event. Case in point: our trip to the Scottish Games last summer. Every year, the capital region here in New York hosts an annual Scottish Games on Labor Day weekend. The weather was awesome last year, so we decided to go down and check it out…and I’m glad we did!
Laura and I took a trip to Scotland a few years ago, and we loved it! The entire country was amazing, and the trip was capped off with several days in Edinburgh during their festival season. Amazing! In fact, we have plans to go back there with my mother and sister next summer. We have Scottish ancestors (Clan Macpherson) on my mother’s side, so that adds another level of excitement to visiting Scotland. Maybe this time we’ll actually find the Clan Macpherson museum…last time Laura and I ended up in the middle of a field.
But back to the Scottish Games and our weekend adventures with Robbie. We spent the day watching pipe bands, Highland dance competitions and even a bit of the caber toss. Laura and I both curl in the winter (curling originated in Scotland), but the caber toss is one Scottish sport that I just don’t understand. A caber is a large tree trunk (typically measuring 19’6″ and weighing 175 pounds), and the goal is to “toss” the caber end-over-end away from you and have it land at the 12 o’clock position. Now some folks might think curling is crazy…but caber tossing? That’s legit nuts. And I totally plan on going back this year to watch it again!
Aside from our weekend adventures around town, we usually end up pulling out the grill on the weekends for some tasty food, too. (Who am I kidding? We pull out the grill almost every night during the summer.) Recently we whisked up these Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs, and they were a huge hit! The key to delicious grilled chicken is a good marinade, and this fajita marinade is a winner. It’s probably our favorite marinade, and I should be a little bit ashamed at how many different variations of this recipe I’ve posted over the years. But I’m not ashamed. It’s one heck of a good marinade! (It was originally posted as part of these Copycat Chili’s Chicken Fajitas.)
Another bonus? These Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs are easy! The chicken marinates for several hours, or overnight if you think far enough ahead. Then all you have to do is just skewer up the chicken, peppers and onions, and you’ve got a delicious meal for the grill. We love tortillas, so we served these Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs up with flour tortillas and salsa…but truthfully, you could skip the tortillas and just go with the meat and veggies. I promise it’ll be delicious both ways! Oh, and a quick squeeze of lime juice on top of these kabobs right before serving will take the flavor to a whole new level. Enjoy!
Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs
For the Chicken
- Using a small bowl, add all of the marinade ingredients except for chicken; whisk together until fully combined. Place the chopped chicken in a glass baking dish, add marinade, cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight. Note: If using wooden kabobs, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes first.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Remove chicken from marinade and discard excess marinade. Thread chicken, onions and red and green peppers onto skewers, alternating between the chicken and vegetables.
- Place kabobs onto grill and close lid. Grill for 12-14 minutes, flipping once, or until chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove kabobs from grill and sprinkle with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
- Serve warm with tortillas, salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.