Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs

Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 1/3 cup lime juice from about 6 limes
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (see note above)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large white onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes and separated into 3-layer segments
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes prior to use

I use mini sweet peppers, and chicken breasts instead of  thighs.

  pop a pepper!

  • Place cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, salt, cumin, and crushed red pepper in the jar of blender. Pureé until smooth. Place chicken cubes in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in marinade and seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Place in refrigerator and marinate for atleast 1 and up to 5 hours 

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    I also chop the cilantro in bigger pieces.

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    Plus, I add the squeezed limes in with the marinade

  •  Thread chicken onto skewers, alternating with pepper and onion square  and Grill!!!

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