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Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Looking to add a burst of flavor to your meal prep? Look no further than these Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers.

Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Tender chicken pieces are marinated in a chipotle honey sauce that brings a delightful balance of smoky heat and natural sweetness. It’s a clean-eating recipe that’s perfect for grilling season and beyond.

Why Each Ingredient is Used

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: The lean meat absorbs the marinade well, resulting in tender chicken.
  • Raw Honey: Adds natural sweetness to counterbalance the heat.
  • Chipotle Sauce: Provides that kick of heat and smoky flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a tangy bite that elevates the flavor.
  • Minced Garlic: For that savory finish.
Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers


Can I use chicken thighs instead?

Absolutely! Chicken thighs can offer more moisture and good flavor.

What can I use instead of chipotle sauce?

If you can’t find chipotle sauce, a mix of chipotle powder, adobo sauce, and a bit of tomato paste can mimic the flavor.

How long do I grill the chicken?

Usually, 16-18 minutes total time should do, turning them halfway. Always check the internal temperature of the chicken to ensure it’s fully cooked.

Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Tips and Tricks

  • Preparation: Soak wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning.
  • Marinade: Use half of the sauce for marinating and save the remaining marinade for basting.
  • Grilling: Brush grill grates with olive oil or cooking spray to prevent sticking.


  • Pineapple chunks: Add pineapple for an unexpected taste and delicious flavor combination.
  • Soy Sauce: Add a little bit to the marinade for an Asian twist.
  • Chipotle Chili Powder: Use this instead of chipotle sauce for a drier but equally smoky heat.

Where to Serve

Perfect for a summer BBQ, paired with cilantro lime rice or brown rice, and some tasty side dishes like slices of avocado or bell pepper. Also great for meal prep!


Store any leftovers in an airtight container. For best results, consume within 2-3 days.

Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Dry Chicken: Make sure not to overcook. Keep an eye on cooking time and internal temperature.
  • Burnt Skewers: Soak wooden skewers in water before threading chicken pieces.
  • Lack of Flavor: Make sure to marinate for at least 30 minutes, and baste with remaining marinade while grilling.

Making This Recipe With Kids

Let the kids thread chicken and bell pepper onto the skewers. It’s a fun activity that also helps them with their fine motor skills. Make sure to supervise the actual grilling.

Topping Options

  • Lime Juice: A squeeze of lime adds a zesty finish.
  • Green Onions: For color and an extra layer of flavor.
Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Why This Recipe Works

The simple ingredients come together to form a complex tapestry of flavors—sweet, smoky, spicy, and tangy. The honey chipotle sauce permeates the chicken pieces, providing each bite with a burst of deliciousness. The apple cider vinegar not only balances the heat and sweetness but also tenderizes the chicken. It’s a fool-proof recipe that delivers on flavor and tenderness every single time.

There you have it, the full recipe and everything you need to know to make the ultimate Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers. Grill up a batch and watch them disappear faster than you can say “pass the BBQ sauce!” Enjoy!

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Easy Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers
Yield: 4 skewers

Easy Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These amazing Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers are so good and easy to make for meal prep!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup chipotle sauce
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. Soak wooden skewers in water 
  3. Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers in an accordion pattern 
  4. In a small bowl whisk the honey, chipotle sauce, apple cider vinegar, and garlic until well combined 
  5. Brush over the chicken skewers 
  6. Bake the skewers 30-40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes or so 
  7. Serve and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 626Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 111mgSodium 326mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 1gSugar 71gProtein 38g

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