Mexican Chicken Skewers (For Tacos)

These Mexican chicken skewers could be the best thing to come off your grill all summer!

Whether you refer to them as skewers, kebabs, kabobs, or any rendition in between, this taco chicken is made perfectly on skewers, every single time.

A pile of Mexican chicken skewers sits on a white platter, ready to eat.

We are getting ready to pack and move soon (again!!!), so the grill is going to be a great way to cook without needing a bunch of pots and pans that have been packed already.

The great part about this recipe is that you can make a double or triple batch and freeze the individual batches for later! Just assemble, freeze, thaw and grill whenever you’re ready. Easy! And a great way to prep as well. Especially if you have mid-week company coming for dinner.

What’s The Difference Between A Kebab And A Kabob?

According to

Kabob is an alternative form of kebab. As nouns the difference between kabob and kebab
is that kabob is (us) (kebab) while kebab is (british) a dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted on a skewer or spit.

Either way, it’s meat on a skewer, and it’s delicious!

Are Kebabs Healthy?

Kebabs are as healthy as you make them. As with most other things in clean eating, it’s all about the ingredient you use. If you use real-food ingredients to make your kebabs, then they will be perfectly healthy! That being said, kebabs can end up being pretty big. So the only thing you’d want to watch for is the portion size. Otherwise, enjoy!

Clean Eating Taco Chicken Kebabs

These were really delicious. I served them with more vegetables for me and some Mexican Rice for Mini Chef and my mom. Everyone enjoyed it!

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Taco Chicken Kebabs

A delicious option for dinner off the grill!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 462kcal


  • Skewers


  • 1 ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 small yellow onions
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • Place all ingredients in a ziploc bag and toss well to coat the chicken and vegetables with the oil and spices. If making a double batch, you can freeze at this point. Thaw completely before proceeding.
  • Alternate chicken and veggies onto a kebab stick (I recommend the metal ones).
  • Place on the grill and cook until the chicken is cooked through.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also, I calculated the fat content with half the amount of oil suggested in the recipe because you won’t eat the entire amount of oil once this has been on the grill. So the data only included 2 tbsp. of oil which is rather generous.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 1501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7325IU | Vitamin C: 257.6mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 5.9mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/1/15.

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  1. Having moved 10 times in 12 years, I can empathize! Would even give you a few hours to pack boxes were I closer… Keep reaching to your DREAMS, Tiffany! You’re doing GREAT, and timing to move Mini fits right into your summers!!
    Go, girl!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Savvy – Thank you!! Every day is a new adventure, but I’m hoping it will all work out!

  2. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says:

    This sounds so yummy! I am looking forward to making it this summer!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – Great! Let me know how you like it! 🙂

  3. Hi! Quick question. Why do you say no nonfat cottage cheese or greek yogurt? Is it because of processing or nutritional purposes?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Vallie – Yes, the lower in fat a product states it is, the more it has been processed. When I first started eating clean, I did all the low-fat, non-fat stuff. But I have since learned that full fat is much, much better for you.

  4. Made this tonight, and it’s a keeper. Didn’t want to use skewers, I used my grillpan instead.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Joy – Fantastic! I’m so happy you liked it! 😀

  5. What else would you serve with this? My husband would need more to eat!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Melissa – You could do sides of rice and refried beans. Also tortillas and guacamole. There are a lot of ways to go with this! It can also be filling for a burrito.

  6. Hi! If I were to bake these how long do you think I should leave them in and at what temperature? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bianca – I would say 350 F. for approximately 30 minutes, or until the meat reaches at least 165 F. on a thermometer.

  7. This site does not seem to function properly. Something that starts with, “This moving thing… ” I simply could not read as I cannot get the page to stay on the text at all as it hops between images.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – Sorry about that! There is a glitch and I’m having it worked on. Should be fixed soon. ~Tiffany