Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs

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Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs are perfect to make when you don't have access to a grill. These Chipotle Oven Skewers are so easy to make.
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs on a white plate.

Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs are perfect to make when you don’t have access to a grill. These Chipotle Oven Skewers are so easy to make and so very tasty.

Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs on a white plate.

All you need to make these marinated chicken skewers are chicken, peppers, onions, chipotle peppers, and some seasonings. For more delicious kabob recipes, check out this link for more ideas and inspiration!


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What We Love About This Oven Chicken Skewers Recipe

A Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs is so full of flavor. It is the perfect replacement for a boring chicken meal. Need more information about kabobs, check here.

  • Family Friendly: Your kids will love easting these marinated chicken kabobs as the wooden skewers make them more fun to eat.
  • Adaptable: You can make this recipe to your liking by switching the veggies or type of protein you use.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: You could make a burrito, taco salad bowl, or sandwich/wrap using the leftover chicken and veggies.
Chicken on a plate.

Ingredient Notes for Chicken Skewers Oven Recipe

  • Chicken: For these chicken chipotle kabobs, you will need 1.5 pounds of chicken tenderloins, boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs will work as well.
  • Bell Peppers: You can use a variety of colors of bell peppers. I used a mix of red, orange, and yellow.
  • Onion: Additionally, you will also need one white onion, a yellow onion will work too.
  • Chipotle Peppers: For this chipotle marinate chicken recipe you will need a 7 ounce can of chipotles in adobo sauce.
Chicken, peppers and seasonings.

Equipment Needed for Grill Chicken Kabobs

How to Make Chipotle Oven Chicken Skewers

These are the basic steps for making Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the suace and then the kabobs.

STEP 1: CREATE THE CHICKEN CHIPOTLE MARINADE

To make the seasoning for chicken kabobs start by adding the adobe sauce, garlic powder, and cumin to a food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds.

STEP 2: CHOP UP THE CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add to a medium sized bowl along with the rub, mix until evenly coated. Then chop up peppers and onions add to baking sheet and season with salt and black pepper.

STEP 3: MAKE BAKED CHICKEN KABOBS

Add the seasoned chicken cubes to the wooden skewers to make the kabobs. Place the marinated chicken skewers over the peppers and onions on the baking dish. Cook for 15-20 minutes in the oven.

Prep and Storage Tips for Chicken Kabobs on the Grill

HOW TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN KABOBS OVEN RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

If you want to make this Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs recipe ahead of time, you can prepare but cutting up veggies and adding chicken pieces to the wooden skewers and store in the fridge for 1-3 days until you are ready to cook. Wrap in aluminum foil or place in an airtight container to save on prep time.

HOW TO STORE THIS GREEK RECIPE

To best store this recipe, you will want to remove the chicken from the skewers and add to airtight container along with the veggies. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS MARINATED CHICKEN SKEWERS RECIPE

Store in a freezer safe air tight plastic bag in the freezer for up to 1 month.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS CHIPOTLE MARINADE CHICKEN RECIPE

To reheat you chicken kabobs, you can cook in the oven on 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until hot.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Chicken Chipotle Marinade

CAN I BAKE KABOBS IN THE OVEN?

Yes, you can easily cook kabobs in the oven for when you don’t have access to a grill. These chicken kabobs baked make for an easy alternative.

HOW TO COOK CHICKEN SKEWERS?

To cook this recipe you will be baking chicken kabobs in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, this recipe is super easy yo double to halved, just decrease or increase ingredients proportionally.

WILL WOODEN SKEWERS CATCH FIRE OVEN?

It is safe to put wooden skewers in the oven, just be sure to soak the wooden skewers in the water to avoid any fires.

WHAT IS SERVED WITH A TRADITIONAL KEBAB?

Chicken kebabs traditionally are a middle eastern food served with hummus topped with extra virgin olive oil and paprika, tzatziki sauce(yogurt sauce), pita bread, and fresh herbs.

Close up on the chicken with chipotle.

Expert Tips for Making This Chicken Chipotle Recipe

  • Metal Skewers: You could alternatively use metal skewers for wooden skewers if you gave them.
  • Steak Tips: For this baked chicken kabob recipe, you could switch the chicken for steak tips.
  • Switch up the Veggies: Feel free to switch the type of vegetables you use, you don’t have to stick to just peppers and onions, you could also use zucchini, mushrooms, red onions, or broccoli.
  • Grill Chicken Kabobs: You can make this recipe for chicken kabobs on the grill, just be sure to place the wooden skewers in a water bath to soak for 30 minutes minimum. It is best if soaked overnight for these grilled chipotle chicken skewers. Use a grill pan on the stove top too.
  • Lemon Juice: A squeeze of fresh squeezed lemon juice will finish this dish.

What to Serve with Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs

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Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs on a white plate.

Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Chipotle Oven Chicken Kabobs are perfect to make when you don't have access to a grill. These Chipotle Oven Skewers are so easy to make.
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds of chicken tenderloins
  • 16 ounces of mixed peppers, red, yellow and orange
  • ½ small white onion cut up
  • 7 ounces of chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning Blend
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • 4 wood skewers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • To create the rub add the adobo sauce, garlic powder and cumin to a food processor. Pulse for 10 seconds or until pureed. Pour the sauce into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Cut the chicken into 1.5 inch cubes and place it into the medium-sized bowl. Mix until the chicken is fully coated in sauce.
  • Cut the peppers and onion and place into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with All Purpose Seasoning blend.
  • Place the chicken on the skewers.
  • Place the prepared skewers in the baking dish resting on top of the peppers and onions.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven once cooked. The internal temperature should read 165ºF (74ºC).

Expert Tips

  • Metal Skewers: You could alternatively use metal skewers for wooden skewers if you gave them.
  • Steak Tips: For this baked chicken kabob recipe, you could switch the chicken for steak tips.
  • Switch up the Veggies: Feel free to switch the type of vegetables you use, you don’t have to stick to just peppers and onions.
  • Grill Chicken Kabobs: You can make this recipe for chicken kabobs on the grill, just be sure to place the wooden skewers in a water bath to soak for 30 minutes minimum. It is best if soaked overnight for these grilled chipotle chicken skewers.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6086IU | Vitamin C: 148mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, dinner, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bell peppers, chicken, chipotle, garlic, kabobs

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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