Main Dish | May 26, 2016

Cilantro Lime Butter with Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Cilantro Lime Butter Chicken Kabobs and sides of sweet potatoes

I love grilling. I love that it is fast, easy and leaves me with one less pan to clean. I’m lucky and live in Southern California where the weather allows me to pretty much grill all year round, and I totally do. Even if I lived in a climate with cold weather, I’d probably try to grill all year round. Do you do that? Do you grill? Do you hold back? What stops you? Skill? Knowledge? Don’t currently own a grill?  You don’t even have to have a fancy grill. Mine is small, inexpensive grill that fits nice and perfect on our small patio. It does the job nicely! You don’t have to spend a fortune to have delicious grilled food. In fact a small grill is a great place to start with the basics. This entire meal is.

Cilantro Lime Butter Chicken Kabobs close up shot; on platter with halved limes

Kabobs are a go-to meal for me. Its perfect for this up coming Memorial Day Weekend or Father’s Day. If your heading to a cookout they are great for preparing a head of time, and they cook fast so your not clogging up the grill so others can get their food on heat.

teenage girl holding tray of uncooked kabobs

I made my kabobs pretty basic (because you will be adding the seasonings post-grilling). You can totally dress these up with a lot of fancy veggies and the butter will pair nicely with them! I bought all my meat, herbs and other ingredients at Ralphs. They have amazing quality cuts of beef (which I’m always very picky about) and organic, cage-free chicken. They honestly have the best produce around here too.

Cilantro Lime Butter ingredients in bowl

I started by bringing my butter to room temp. Then chopped up the cilantro and garlic, juice lime and zest. I mashed and stirred, took some cling wrap and rolled it into a log. Almost like wrapping candy, but instead butter ;) .Put it back into the fridge. It needs to sit for a few hours so you kick back, read a book, marinate your meats if you prefer, or whip up this SWEET SALSA. You can pre-slice it or let your guest do it themselves.

Cilantro Lime Butter on plate with halved limes

Serve the meat HOT from the grill and place a dollop of melty herb flavorful butter. The garlic and cilantro-once its heated up will smell divine! Combined with the zesty lime when you bite- it’s heaven!

Chicken Kabobs on long platter

Cilantro Lime Butter Chicken Kabobs on platter with lime garnish


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Cilantro Lime Butter with Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Tender kabobs with savory cilantro lime butter. Grilling: fast, easy and leaves you with one less pan to clean.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime butter, grilled chicken kabobs
Servings: 4
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 9 ounces Chicken Breast about 3 breasts
  • 1 Purple onion chopped
  • salt and peper for seasoning
  • Skewers
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  1. Bring butter to room temperature.
  2. Add chopped cilantro, chopped garlic cloves, juice of lime and zest.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Using plastic wrap place butter on wrap and roll into a log of desired shape. (you can put in air tight container too) refrigerate until firm. You can place in freezer if in a rush.
  5. While butter is firming up slice raw chicken into large bite size pieces.
  6. Alternate chicken and onion on skewers, ending with an onion.
  7. Do not push the meat and veggies too close together on skewers. Have them only very lightly touching. This allows the heat to cook the meat on all sides evenly.
  8. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of meat.
  9. Pre-heat grill on med-high heat. When grill is heated, place skewers on distributed evenly. Flip when one side if gold brown with grill marks. Check temp before serving to test that chicken is throughly done.
  10. Serve with cilantro lime butter.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Butter with Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Amount Per Serving (1 skewer)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



@RalphsGrocery provided me with a gift card in exchange for a mention, but all opinions expressed here are my own. #lovemyralphs

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