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I took these to a BBQ and everyone went crazy for them. Chipotle Pesto Chicken Skewers.
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Chipotle Pesto Grilled Chicken Skewers

Flavorful homemade ‘kickin chipotle pesto is the perfect match for juicy grilled chicken skewers! These are ready for your summer picnic table in only 20 minutes!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled chicken, pesto, skewers
Servings: 6
Calories: 219kcal
Author: SarahH


  • 1-1/2 cups loosely-packed fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 lbs chicken breasts cut into 1-in cubes


  • Place spinach, basil, chipotle, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic in a food processor. With food processor running, drizzle olive oil through top until pesto is smooth, scraping down sides if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Skewer chicken on kebab sticks. Divide pesto in half and brush one half on chicken skewers. Grill chicken over medium-high heat, turning occasionally until chicken registers 165F on a thermometer, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from grill and generously brush chicken with remaining pesto. Enjoy chicken skewers warm!


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 226mg | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg