Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

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You’ve just invited friends and family to a cookout at your place next Saturday, but now you’ve found yourself at a bit of a loss for what to feed them! Hamburgers and hotdogs? Been there, done that. Veggie skewers? Sure, you’ll load the grill with veggies, but what about protein for your guests? What’s a truly inventive, surprising gourmet touch that will make you famous for your skills at the grill?

Our Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers are everything you’re looking for in a backyard-friendly, summer grilling dish. This chicken skewer recipe offers a blend of enticing flavors, clean eating ingredients, and an unexpected taste that will have your guests asking, “What’s in this?” Well, the answer is, healthy flavor and a lot of it. First, you’ll choose chicken breasts at the grocery store for their lean protein. Then, whisk together honey, for natural sweetness without refined, processed, or added sugars, tomato paste for a tangy, summery bite, chipotle chili powder for heat, and garlic for a rich, savory flavor. Each ingredient is clean, whole, and unprocessed, and when combined in a sauce, the flavors complement one another perfectly.

These can hang out in your fridge while you prepare the rest of your spread, and can then be thrown on the grill and cooked for just 10-12 minutes. Easy and quick, these are your summer grilling go-to from now on. Let us know what your friends and family have to say after the first bite!

Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers

This clean-eating recipe offers sweet, tangy, and deliciously smoky flavors in a low-calorie, high-protein skewer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy
Servings: 8 skewers
Calories: 221kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 8 wooden skewers


  • 32 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey raw, unfiltered preferred
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove very finely chopped


  • Slice chicken into very thin strips with a very sharp knife. Thread accordion-style onto wooden skewers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, chipotle chili, and chopped garlic. Spoon sauce over skewers.
  • Cook skewers on a hot grill and cook for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked, basting with sauce and turning every 2-3 minutes to evenly cook the entire skewer of chicken.
  • Alternately, the skewers can be baked in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes, or until fully cooked.


1 skewer is made using about 4 oz. of chicken.


Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5

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8 Comments on "Chipotle Honey Chicken Skewers"

  1. Karen  June 12, 2016

    How can this be 12 smart points? Where do you find chipotle chili powder?

    • Gale Compton  June 12, 2016

      Karen, Smart Points were calculated with this data:
      Sat. Fat

      Chipotle Chili Powder can be found at most supermarkets, check the spices.

  2. Candy  April 9, 2017

    I did the recipe in weight watchers recipe builder. I used 32 ounces of Chicken and the rest of the recipe as is. For a serving of 8 it came out to 5 points plus per skewer. How did you get 12 pts.?

    • Gale Compton  April 11, 2017

      Candy, The serving size was incorrect. Please take a look now. 🙂

  3. joann weidel  May 16, 2018


    • Nichole Furlong  May 16, 2018

      Hi Joann – this recipe is 2 Freestyle points!

  4. April  May 11, 2020

    How is this recipe 130mg of salt?


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