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Rainbow Chicken Skewers


Colorful and tasty rainbow chicken skewers made with chicken and vegetables. This is a great quick dinner made with minimum ingredients and minimal steps. These skewers are juicy, filling, and satisfying.

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cooked wooden skewers with chicken, bell peppers and onions

Recipe Features

  • These oven-baked chicken skewers are low-carb keto, gluten-free, refined sugar-free.
  • Chicken skewers are baked in the oven instead of making them on the grill.
  • They are pretty and festive to serve.

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make skewers with chicken and bell pepper

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Prepare a small-sized sheet pan. Clean bell peppers, remove seeds, slice into 1-inch thick chunks.
cutting board with sliced colorful bell peppers

2. In a large dish add lime juice, coconut aminos, chili powder, minced garlic. Stir well to combine. Slice the chicken, add to the dish with the marinade and stir to make sure the chicken is well coated.

marinated chicken bites inside white dish

3. To make these rainbow chicken skewers alternate between meat, onion, and different bell pepper colors to create colorful skewers. Arrange above the rim of the baking sheet pan. Bake chicken kabobs in oven on a middle rack for 15 minutes. Then turn over and broil on high for 5 more minutes.

sheet pan with uncooked chicken skewers with colorful vegetables

Recipe Tips

  • For best flavor, if time allows leave chicken to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight.
  • For more protein, you can add more chicken and reduce the number of bell peppers.
  • I used chicken breasts, for juicier chicken bites feel free to use chicken thigh meat.
  • When making chicken kabobs, try to thread meat and vegetable not too tight.
  • If using wooden skewers pre-soak for 20 minutes to avoid the burn.
  • This is a grill-friendly recipe, feel free to make these on the grill.
  • To keep it low-carb and keto serve as is. Otherwise, you can serve it with a side of rice or mashed cauliflower.
  • If serving to kids reduce the chili powder amount.
  • To make sure the chicken is still moist and tender, don’t over-bake.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The best temperature to cook chicken skewers in the oven?

I recommend starting cooking these rainbow chicken kabobs at 425F degrees and finishing by broiling on high to get the roasted finish on the vegetables.

sheet pan with cooked chicken skewers with colorful vegetables

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    wooden skewers with chicken and bell peppers

    Rainbow Chicken Skewers

    Natalia-Flavorful Home
    These oven-baked rainbow chicken skewers made with flavorful marinade are a healthy and quick dinner option with minimum ingredients and minimal steps involved. These skewers are juicy, filling, and satisfying.
    5 from 2 votes
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Total Time 40 mins
    Course Main Course, Snack
    Cuisine American
    Servings 6
    Calories 145 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 2 chicken breasts  large, aprox 1 1/2 lb
    • 4 bell peppers different color for a festive look
    • 1 red onion medium
    • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
    • 1 lime juice only
    • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tbs garlic dry minced

    Instructions
     

    • Prep. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Prepare a small-sized sheet pan.
    • Make marinade. Juice the lime. In a large dish add coconut aminos, lime juice, chili powder, minced garlic. Stir well to combine.
    • Slice and dice. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts, slice into half an inch cubes, add to the dish with marinade and stir to coat it well in the marinade. Peel and slice onions, dice large. Clean bell peppers, remove seeds, slice into 1-inch thick chunks.
    • Making kabobs. Start threading kebabs on the skewers. Alernate between meat, onion, and different bell peper colors to create colorful skewers. Arrange above the rim of the baking sheet pan.
    • Bake. Bake in the preheated oven on a middle rack for 15 minutes. Then turn over and broil on high for 10 more minutes moving it to the top rack. To make sure chicken is still soft and moist, it's important not to overcook. Use a meat thermometer, the chicken internal temperature should measure at 160 degrees.

    Notes

    For best flavor, if time allows leave chicken to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight.
    To keep it low-carb and keto serve as is. Otherwise, you can serve it with a side of rice. 
    If serving to kids reduce the chili powder amount.
    If using wooden skewers, pre-soak for 10 minutes to avoid getting them burned in the oven.
    For more protein, you can add more chicken and reduce the number of bell peppers.
    I used chicken breasts, for juicier chicken bites feel free to use chicken thigh meat.
    To make sure the chicken is still moist and tender, don’t over-bake.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 17gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 552mgPotassium: 499mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2661IUVitamin C: 107mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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    Natalia | Flavorful home
    Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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