Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Fajita Chicken Kebabs marinated in cilantro pesto make for a healthy and delicious dinner! Throw these babies on the grill and your in business for a delicious and healthy Summer dinner!Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieSince I just recently learned how to cook (I’m still learning…I probably shouldn’t write that in the past tense!), I never realized I had such a love for grilling! Pat and I received a gorgeous gas grill as a gift for our wedding (thanks to some amazing friends), and it was been getting some amazing use this summer! Some of my favorite recipes I’ve ever posted on The Cookie Rookie have been from the grill. This recipe is one of those favorites.  Healthy, flavorful, quick, and easy. And SO delicious.

Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieChicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie Rookie As always, Scout was on hand to supervise the cooking process.  She is the absolute best sous chef…except if left alone she would eat everything in sight.  So she supervises the grill and I supervise her. The perfect team.

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Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieChicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieThese are so packed with flavor, you won’t believe they’re so healthy! Its nice to feel good about eating delicious meals.  I’m slowly but surely learning to cook healthier meals!Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieI love basil pesto, but had never tried, or even tasted cilantro pesto. YUM! I love cilantro on my salsas and in Mexican recipes, so it was the perfect compliment to these Chicken Fajita Kebabs.  All the flavor of Chicken Fajitas on one healthy stick.  Perfection.

Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieChicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto. So yummy on the grill! #healthy #skinny #grill #recipe - The Cookie RookieA dinner without cheese that I actually adore!! I’m making progress :).  Enjoy!

Serves 8

Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto

Delicious and healthy Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs with Cilantro Pesto.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1/4 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 32 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, cute into large pieces
  • 3 peppers, cut into large pieces (I used one green, one yellow, and one orange)
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 16 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese until smooth. Add in the olive oil one teaspoon at a time until fully combined.
  2. Put the pesto into a large ziplock bag along with the chicken cubes. Seal and refrigerate for at least an hour to marinate.
  3. While marinating, soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes (or use metal skewers)
  4. Assemble the skewers by placing a cherry tomato on the stick, followed by chicken, onion, and pepper. Repeat to the end of the skewer.
  5. Spray your grill with nonstick spray
  6. Add the skewers to the grill and cook for 16-20 minutes, turning once around 7 or 8 minutes. Check frequently, depending on the thickness of the chicken and temperature of the grill, the chicken could cook much faster.
  7. Serve with lime, on their own, or with rice.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: main course
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Calories
210 cal
Fat
11 g
Carbs
3 g
Protein
22 g


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Kristin @ Tastefully Gluten Free
I just learned how to grill last summer, and had no idea I would love it so much, either! These kebabs look amazing! I love the idea of using cilantro pesto for the marinade, what a fun fajita variation. Pinning this!
Clara
It looks ambitious for my cooking skills, but the pictures are so great I want to try it.
Karen @ Lushious Eats
These look amazing! Chicken and pesto are awesome together, and on top of all that...grilled! yum!
    The Cookie Rookie
    Thanks so much Karen! I just hopped over to your blog and loved it! Always so happy to find new blogs to follow! (That Strawberry French Toast....DROOL)
Danielle | Krafted Koch
These look so colorful and flavorful! What a fantastic dinner idea for the summer.
Shambray
Oh my goodness! These look SOOOOOO yummy! I must try it soon! Thanks for sharing!
MARINA
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