Mojito-Marinated Chicken Kebabs


A quick mint, lime and rum marinade does double duty as a sauce for these easy grilled chicken kebabs. Using agave cuts the sugars in this recipe by half compared to granulated sugar. Plus, we love the added south-of-the-border flavor. Grill some vegetables and corn on the cob along with the kebabs and you have a healthy weeknight dinner that's special enough to serve to company.

Mojito-Marinated Chicken Kebabs
Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 cups


  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white rum

  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 medium red onions

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Combine mint, lime juice, oil, rum, agave, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Pulse until well incorporated, about 15 seconds. Reserve 2 tablespoons for serving; pour the rest into a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Cut onions into 1-inch rounds, then into quarters. Thread the onions and chicken onto separate skewers. (Save the leftover marinade.)

  4. Grill the chicken for 8 minutes. Turn and brush with the leftover marinade and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 8 minutes more. Grill the onions, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, about 4 minutes per side.

  5. Sprinkle the chicken and onions with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and drizzle with the reserved 2 tablespoons marinade. Serve with lime wedges and more mint, if desired.


Equipment: 4-6 skewers (12-inch)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 39g 79%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Vitamin A 526IU 11%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 62mg 15%
Potassium 716mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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