Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime

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

  1. Chicken Thighs – Or chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Curry Powder – Adds that great, fragrant flavor.
  3. Sriracha – For a bit of heat. Feel free to omit.
  4. Lime Juice – To add a great tang. Can also use lemon juice or a splash of vinegar.
  5. Oil – Helps keep the chicken from sticking to the grill.
  6. 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.
Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate.

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

Curry Chicken Skewers with Lime

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. 
5 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinade Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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.
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Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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”

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 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.


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