Grilled Chicken Mexican Kabobs

Grilled Mexican Chicken Kabobs

Grilled chicken kabobs is an easy, colorful and delicious meal you can make for any occasion. Start by creating that crave-worthy Tex-Mex flavor by marinating your chicken with Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix. So, how do you grill chicken kabobs so the chicken and veggies don't over or undercook? Grill your chicken and veggies on separate skewers so you can remove each from the grill when they're perfectly done. Looking for a fresh, fun meal loaded with your favorite flavors? Get that grill ready; this Grilled Mexican Chicken Kabobs recipe is for you.
Prep 35 Minutes
Total 50 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms, halved if large
  • Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In small bowl, beat taco seasoning mix, oil and lime juice with whisk. Pour half of the mixture into medium bowl. Reserve remaining half.
  2. Add chicken to the medium bowl of taco seasoning mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. Soak skewers in water 10 minutes; drain.
  4. Alternately thread red bell pepper, red onion, zucchini and mushroom pieces onto skewers. Brush vegetable skewers on all sides with reserved taco seasoning mixture.
  5. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers, discarding marinade. Place kabobs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook vegetables 10 to 14 minutes and chicken 8 to 12 minutes, turning kabobs 1 or 2 times, until grill marks form, vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.
  6. Serve with zesty ranch sauce and lime wedges on the side.

Expert Tips

  • Warm Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas make a nice accompaniment to this meal.
  • This meal is delicious served with Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce, but you can also serve it with Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce, if desired.
  • To get all the ingredients perfectly cooked, it’s important to thread the chicken and the vegetables on separate skewers, because the ingredients cook at different rates.
  • If preferred, Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix can be substituted.


2 kabobs Calories 330  (Calories from Fat 150);  Total Fat 17g  (Saturated Fat 3.5g,  Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 135mg;  Sodium 540mg;  Total Carbohydrate 12g  (Dietary Fiber 3g,  Sugars 6g);  Protein 32g 
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  30%;  Vitamin C  60%;  Calcium 4%;  Iron  15%; 
Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 4 Very Lean Meat, 3 Fat
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