Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime

Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate with parchment paper.

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 Marinade Ingredients

  1. Curry Powder
  2. Sriracha
  3. Lime Juice
  4. Oil
  5. Agave (or Honey)

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.

Which wine do you think you’d gravitate more towards with these Curry Chicken Skewers? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

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Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate.

Curry Chicken Skewers Recipe

Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate with parchment paper.

Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime

Course: Main Dish - Chicken
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken kabobs, chicken skewers, curry chicken skewers, grilled curry chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinade Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341 kcal

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. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken thighs cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons agave or honey
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small bowl. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add chicken to a large ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  3. Let marinate for at least 4 hours (or overnight)
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 757mg33%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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! 

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.

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31 comments

  1. Danielle

    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! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Lime and curry – What’s not to love!? 🙂 Thanks Danielle!

      Reply

  2. Catherine

    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).

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Great idea Catherine – These flavors would work really well with tofu!

      Reply

  3. Christine from Cook the Story

    Curry chicken is so flavorful as it is, and then you tossed it on the grill. I bet the flavors explode.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      The smoky flavor from grilling really combines nicely with the curry! Thanks Christine!

      Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Meredith – They’re perfect for grilling up during this hot weather!

      Reply

  4. Ali

    I can almost smell it. Yum!

    Reply

  5. Erin

    Ugh, sorry to hear you are so sick! Hope you get better soon! I LOVE that photo of the chicken on the grill. Gorgeous.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Erin! I hope to be on the upswing soon!

      Reply

  6. Alka

    Loved your presentation and the chicken on the grill with the smoke on looks heavenly .

    Reply

  7. AnneM

    The print button for this recipe is not working.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks so much for letting me know Anne! I had to do some tweaking, but it should be working now!!!

      Reply

  8. Jenni LeBaron

    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!

    Reply

  9. April

    I’m bookmarking this. It’s all of our favorite flavor profiles! I wonder if we still have curry powder left.

    Reply

  10. Meg

    5 stars
    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.

    Reply

  11. Perry Rankin

    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.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      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.

      Reply

  12. Rita Sullivan

    5 stars
    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!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so happy to hear that you liked them Rita!

      Reply

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  14. jennie lamancuso

    5 stars
    So easy and so delicious!! Thank you.

    Reply

  15. Martha

    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!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      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!

      Reply

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