I love love finger food, and I have a real soft spot for kebabs, or skewers. These sticky chilli lime chicken skewers are perfect for the buffet season and as well as being super tasty and easy to make, they are also free from all 14 of the top food allergens.

chilli lime chicken skewers

I am collaborating with some awesome bloggers to show that a free from Christmas buffet doesn’t have to mean boring…yes making sure each recipe doesn’t contain one the 14 top food allergens can be daunting, however it doesn’t need to be. Over two weeks we will each be ‘adding’ to the buffet table…

The #FreeFromChristmas gang are:

Mel – ‘Le Coin de Mel
Vicki – ‘The Free From Fairy
Emma – ‘Free From Farmhouse
Grace – ‘Eats Amazing
Jo – ‘Paleo Crust
Me! – Nova – ‘Cherished by Me
Ciara – ‘My Fussy Eater
Reneé – ‘Mummy Tries’

The Top 14 Food Allergens are:

  • cereals containing gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats (if not gluten-free),
  • dairy,
  • eggs,
  • soya,
  • lupin,
  • sesame,
  • celery and celeriac,
  • sulphites,
  • mustard,
  • fish,
  • tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, brazils, pistachios, macadamia nuts),
  • peanuts,
  • molluscs,
  • crustaceans
And on the #freefromchristmas buffet table so far we have…

Le Coin de Mel’s gin brined chicken or turkey 

Roast carrot & cumin dip and breadsticks from The Free From Fairy

The Intolerant Gourmand’s cranberry crumble bars

A tear ‘n’ share Christmas tree from Free From Farmhouse

Paleo Crust’s bite-sized courgettes in blankets

Healthy free from chocolate brownies from Le Coin de Mel

The Free From Fairy’s very free from Twix Cookies

Nutrient dense chocolate mousse from Mummy Tries

Eats Amazing’s rosemary & garlic crushed potatoes

and my Chilli Lime Chicken Skewers coming up…

finger food- chilli lime chicken skewers

The chilli lime chicken skewers can be prepared ahead and then cooked just before serving or they taste just as delicious served cold. Ideally it would make the perfect match if served with a garlic and lime aioli, believe it or not this can be made without egg.

chilli lime chicken skewers

Whilst you will want to marinate the chicken for half an hour to an hour or so, don’t leave overnight as the lime juice can make the meat tough. An hour is more than enough to allow all the fantastic fresh, zesty and hot flavours to penetrate the chicken.

chilli lime chicken marinade

Super Sticky and Fabulous Chilli Lime Chicken Skewers Recipe…

Chilli Lime Chicken Skewers


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Serves: 10

Super delicious and sticky these chilli lime kebabs are perfect finger food for parties or just a great meal just because...they are also free from the top 14 food allergens making them a great addition to any 'free from' get together
  • 4 chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 limes- juice and zest
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped very finely and crushed into a pulp or paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Handful fresh coriander chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Leave to marinate in the fridge for approximately ½- 1 hour
  3. Heat the oven to 220ºC/gas mark 7
  4. Remove the chicken from the fridge and thread the chicken on to small skewers
  5. Heat a large frying pan
  6. Place the skewers in the hot pan and turn frequently browning all sides for a couple of minutes coating with any excess marinade as you go
  7. Place the pan (or transfer to an oven safe dish) in the oven and cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes until cooked through
  8. Serve hot or they can be eaten cold
I made 10 mini kebabs, however you could make the chicken cubes a lot smaller and probably nearly double that number


Don’t forget to check back for the next addition to the #FreeFromChristmas buffet, and let us know what you think!

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chilli lime chicken skewers




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12 thoughts on “Super Delicious & Sticky- Chilli Lime Chicken Skewers

  1. These sound ridiculously good, and look great!! Can’t wait to give these a try! x

    Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:25 am
    1. Thanks so much, I hope you like them x

      Posted on December 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  2. This is a lovely recipe! I love the new look of your blog!

    Posted on December 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    1. Thank you! And glad you like it…it’s getting there 🙂

      Posted on December 13, 2016 at 12:59 am
  3. I’ll take the whole tray and then some! Look amazing jo X

    Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  4. Your little chicken skewers are right up my street! Garlic and citrus together are my idea of heaven on a plate. I don’t know what it is with mini skewers, but I always get drawn to them when we’re having finger food. xx #FreeFromChristmas

    Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm
  5. Oooooh that looks and sounds so tasty, will definitely be giving these babies a whirl 🙂

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    1. Thank you Renee, I hope you enjoy them when you do

      Posted on December 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm
  6. Oh my goodness. These look spectacular. I will be making these for tea very very soon!

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    1. Thank you Vicki, I hope you like them when you do

      Posted on December 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm
  7. Oh wow these look amazing! Im definitely making them this Christmas! Have pinned the recipe!

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm
    1. Thanks Ciara! I hope you like them

      Posted on December 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm