May 13, 2024

Sheet Pan Cilantro Citrus Chicken Skewers


Sheet Pan Cilantro Citrus Chicken Skewers
Sheet Pan Cilantro Citrus Chicken Skewers are the perfect solution for delicious and fuss-free meals. They're easy to prepare, bursting with flavor, and endlessly customizable. This recipe is cooked on one sheet pan, featuring juicy chicken skewers marinated in a vibrant citrus and cilantro blend, all roasted to perfection on a single sheet pan. It's the perfect solution for quick and easy weeknight meals, stress-free entertaining, or a healthy and flavorful lunch option.
Why Sheet Pan Cilantro Citrus Chicken Skewers Will Be Your New Go-To:
• Effortless Elegance: This recipe comes together in minutes and requires minimal cleanup, making it a lifesaver for busy schedules.
• Full of Flavor: The zesty citrus marinade infuses the chicken with a burst of brightness, while fresh cilantro adds a herbaceous touch.
• Sheet Pan Hero: This recipe utilizes the power of the sheet pan, ensuring effortless cooking and minimal cleanup. Simply toss everything together and let the oven do the work!
• Customizable Canvas: Feel free to personalize your skewers! Add your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or zucchini for extra flavor and texture.
• Healthy & Balanced: Lean protein from the chicken, vitamin C from the citrus, and optional vegetables create a well-rounded and satisfying meal.
Are you looking for more sheet pan dinner recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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Sheet Pan Chicken Piccata
Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 293 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 1/4 cilantro roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • Zest from ½ orange
  • juice from 1 orange (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt divided


  • Pre-soak your wooden skewers, if using (you can skip the skewers and simply cook the chicken on a sheet pan or in a pan on the stove if you prefer!).
  • If you’re using wood skewers, start soaking them!
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place chicken in a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine the cilantro, garlic, orange zest and juice, brown sugar, avocado oil , lime juice, rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  • Pour half of the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat; reserve the other half of the sauce for later.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers, and season with ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and then switch to broil for 4-5 minutes so the chicken is cooked through and is golden brown.
  • Brush the cooked chicken with reserved sauce. Serve chicken with rice, beans and a green salad.


Serving: 1gCalories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 33gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 1026mgPotassium: 442mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, sheet pan meal
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