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Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers

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Grilling season is here! These keto chipotle chicken skewers are the perfect low-carb recipe to kick it off too.

The skewers are super easy to prepare and the avocado-lime-cilantro dipping sauce just needs a quick spin in a blender or food processor. These are really great served on top of a cilantro cauliflower rice or with a slaw of sorts.

Let us know in the comments how you end up serving these versatile skewers!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 2 skewers

Allergy information for Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbs8.6 grams
Protein27.8 grams
Fat26 grams
Calories399 kcal
Calories from carbs 9%, protein 29%, fat 62%
Total carbs13.9 gramsFiber5.3 gramsSugars6.9 gramsSaturated fat6 gramsSodium390 mg(17% RDA)Magnesium54 mg(13% RDA)Potassium777 mg(39% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings, 8 skewers)

  • 450 g chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (1 lb)
  • 1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo, minced (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (30 ml)
  • 3 medium peppers (360 g/ 12.5 oz) - we used green, yellow and red
  • 1 medium red onion (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
Avocado dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 large avocado (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or coconut cream (115 g/ 4.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (7 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • salt, to taste


  1. Cut the chicken into 2.5 cm (1 inch) pieces. Place the chicken in a lidded container with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and lime juice and mix to combine. Refrigerate for up to 6 hours but no less than one hour.
    Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers
  2. Cut the peppers and onion into 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) pieces. Skewer the chicken and vegetables (you should end up with 8 skewers, 2 skewers per serving).
    Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers
  3. Blend all of the dipping sauce ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers
  4. Preheat the grill or grill pan to high heat, grill skewers for 5 - 7 minutes per side until cooked through.
    Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers
  5. Serve the skewers with the dipping sauce.
    Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g25.3 g2.9 g135 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
0.9 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Peppers, yellow bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g9 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g9 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
1.6 g0.3 g0.1 g10 kcal
Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
0.9 g0 g0 g9 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Avocado, fresh
0.5 g0.5 g3.7 g40 kcal
Cream, sour
1.3 g0.7 g5.6 g57 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Total per serving, 2 skewers
8.6 g27.8 g26 g399 kcal

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Lauren Lester
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author.

She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

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