Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chili-Lime Mango Chicken Skewers

I got this recipe from Our Best Bites. I tested it out on Kevin, Sylvia, Victoria and Ken. They all said it was Yummy!! Caution this recipe makes A LOT.

6T olive oil
¼ cup fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1 t chili powder
¼ t cayenne pepper (I used double and I still didn't think it was spicy at all)
½ t salt
1 T sugar
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 ripe but firm mangoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

(I watched this video to learn how to cut a mango and it worked out perfectly!)

If you're using wooden/bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before you use them. Otherwise they'll fire right up on the grill!

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, cayenne, salt and sugar. Place in a zip-lock bag and add the chicken and mangoes, stirring gently to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

Prepare grill (or indoor grill pan)

Remove the chicken and mangoes from the marinade and thread onto skewers, alternating the pieces and dividing them evenly.

*When you're making any type of skewer, make sure not to smash everything together tightly. In order for the food to cook thoroughly and evenly, it needs room! The pieces threaded on should just barely touch each other, or not touch at all.

Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook, turning until the chicken is nicely charred and cooked through, 6-10 minutes.

I like to serve these with Jasmine rice. I bet they would taste great with cilantro rice too.


  1. This looks soooo good. I will definitely try it. I love the pics you took too, Tobi---the last one looks like a magazine cover :-)

  2. Yummy, really yummy, thanks for posting this Tobi!

  3. Rachelle- I didn't take the pictures. I stole them from My Best Bites.

    Queen Vee- I'm really glad you liked it.

  4. Yum! I think these skewers look tasty.