Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime are quick and easy to prepare on the grill. Deliciously fragrant and tangy, they’re perfect served alongside some rice and a simple salad.
These Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime make a great, quick weeknight meal that can be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Is there anyone who doesn’t need more delicious and easy to prepare dishes in their arsenal? I know that I’m looking for as many as I can get right now. My life has been a bit crazy with work, blogging, travel and wedding planning. We’re less than four months away now… I cannot believe it.
PS – I still haven’t booked a florist. But our wedding invites did just arrive in the mail today!
The steps to make these Curry Chicken Skewers are super simple. The night before you plan to make them, cut your chicken into pieces and stick them in the curry marinade that’s made with 5 simple ingredients.
Curry Chicken Skewer Ingredients
- Chicken Thighs – Or chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
- Curry Powder – Adds that great, fragrant flavor.
- Sriracha – For a bit of heat. Feel free to omit.
- Lime Juice – To add a great tang. Can also use lemon juice or a splash of vinegar.
- Oil – Helps keep the chicken from sticking to the grill.
- Agave – Or honey or brown sugar. To add a hint of sweetness and to help the chicken caramelize on the grill.
The overnight marinade really helps the curry flavors to permeate the meat. But, if you’re running short on time, you could also marinate them for as little as four hours. Then, when you’re ready to eat, simply thread the marinated chicken onto skewers and grill them up. I like to serve these accompanied with a bowl of rice and a daikon radish salad.
But, let’s not forget the wine too. You may have noticed I never forget the wine…
To go with these tangy, warmly spiced Curry Chicken Skewers I chose a couple of wines that have a good bit of acidity and bright citrus flavors.
The first bottle that I chose was a Prosecco. Its aromas of lime, and juicy stone fruits had just the right hint of acidity to pair with these delicious curry chicken skewers.
And we can never forget the Rosé, right? It had hints of strawberries and lime, and it too had a slight bit of effervescence. With just a bit of sweetness, those berry flavors perfectly complemented the slight bit of heat in these curry chicken skewers too… It was hard to choose a favorite wine, so I had a couple glasses of each… Ooops.
- For even more flavor, try adding in a little ginger, garlic, soy sauce, or lime zest.
- Try swapping out the chicken thighs for chicken breasts.
- Try serving them up with some cooling raita, peanut sauce or Peruvian Aji Amarillo on the side.
Wine Pairings for Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime
- Prosecco with its bright effervescence and notes of citrus is a perfect match for these richly spiced chicken skewers that have a hint of lime.
- An off-dry Riesling will also pair nicely, as will a Gewurztraminer. The slight sweetness meets its match with the spiciness of the curry.
- Rosé is another great match. The berry flavors perfectly compliment Indian and spicy Thai dishes.
More grilling recipes:
- Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pesto
- Grilled Pork Loin with Charred Lemon Chimichurri
- Mango Lime Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce
- Lemon Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce
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Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime
- 1 pound chicken thighs (cut into one inch pieces)
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons agave (or honey or brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha
- 2 limes (juiced)
- Green onions (for garnish)
- Lime wedges (for garnish)
- Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Add chicken to a large ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the chicken.
- Let marinate for at least 4 hours (or overnight)
- Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Arrange chicken skewers in a single layer and cook, rotating occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
This recipe was originally published in June 2015. It was updated in August 2019 to add new photographs and content. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy!
39 thoughts on “Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime”
Its like you took two of my favorite flavors ever and put them on a chicken kabob. Thank you!! I am pinning this recipe for later. Cheers! 🙂
Lime and curry – What’s not to love!? 🙂 Thanks Danielle!
I’m veggie, but this sauce would work great on grilled tofu skewers, too! And YES – I’m all for cooking outside when it gets ghastly hot (like it’ll be later in the week).
Great idea Catherine – These flavors would work really well with tofu!
Curry chicken is so flavorful as it is, and then you tossed it on the grill. I bet the flavors explode.
The smoky flavor from grilling really combines nicely with the curry! Thanks Christine!
This looks amazing!!!
Thank you Meredith – They’re perfect for grilling up during this hot weather!
I can almost smell it. Yum!
Ugh, sorry to hear you are so sick! Hope you get better soon! I LOVE that photo of the chicken on the grill. Gorgeous.
Thank you Erin! I hope to be on the upswing soon!
Loved your presentation and the chicken on the grill with the smoke on looks heavenly .
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Thanks so much for letting me know Anne! I had to do some tweaking, but it should be working now!!!
I love the lime paired with curry and totally agree that marinading overnight makes all the difference. I can’t wait to try these on our next dry day!
mmm I love curry chicken!
I’m bookmarking this. It’s all of our favorite flavor profiles! I wonder if we still have curry powder left.
Wow, these sound great and so easy! Love the simple ingredient list, and I’m a big fan of chicken and citrus. I will give this a try once it gets a little warmer.
I hope you enjoy Meg!
Why do you show a bowl of what looks a dipping sauce in your picture? There’s no mention of it in your directions. At least that I can find. Thank you.
Hi Perry – I just like to serve these curry chicken skewers with a bit of sriracha on the side. That’s what you see in the bowl.
Such a good marinade! The flavors combined for a little heat, a little sweet and a little tartness from the lime and infused the chicken with a wonderful flavor!
I’m so happy to hear that you liked them Rita!
So easy and so delicious!! Thank you.
Looks wonderful and full of flavors. I’ll try it tomorrow! I noticed the nutrition facts did not have sugar! It does have a good amount with the agave or honey. Please include. Important to know for Weight Watchers!
Hi Martha – I just went in and looked at the nutrition again. It’s been revised to show that each serving has 4g of sugar. Hope that helps!
Loved this recipe! Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome Sarah!
Best curry ever! It’s my go-to recipe for curry now! The lime just puts it over the deep end of delicious! I grill the chicken and put in homemade naan with pickled red onions and a cucumber yogurt sauce! 🥰 one of my favorite meals! Ever! Thank you for sharing!
Looks very delicious. I will try it today. Thank you for sharing.
This sounds so delicious and I see it’s super easy to make. I will definitely include this recipe in my next week meal plan. Can’t wait to give it a try.
Can one leave put the agave so there is less sugar in the recipe. Or is it needed in the marinate for a chemical reason.
Hi Sandee – You can definitely leave it out!