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Chicken Cape Kabob

Enjoy the simple, clean flavours of fresh lemon and cilantro in these South African inspired kabobs. Cooking for one or two? Kabobs lend to perfect portion control and leftovers can be used for take away lunches or frozen for other meals.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min


3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, medium (about 500 grams)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
3 tbsp lemon juice, fresh (juice of one medium lemon)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine
1 garlic, clove, minced
½ cup cilantro, fresh, minced
2 yellow peppers, fresh, medium

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Cut chicken into 1½ inch (3.75 cm) cubes. Place in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag (e.g., zip lock.)

  2. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour over fresh lemon juice, olive oil and white wine. Toss to coat pieces.

  3. Finely mince garlic and cilantro. Scatter over chicken and toss well. Cover dish or seal bag. Place in refrigerator to marinate at least one hour and preferably over night.

  4. Cut peppers into 1 inch (2.5 cm) squares.

  5. Soak eight wooden skewers in warm water for 20-30 minute. Thread chicken onto skewers alternating with yellow peppers. Place skewers on plate and baste with any remaining marinade.

  6. Heat grill to medium-high. Grill kabobs until lightly browned and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) – approximately 7-10 minutes per side. Baste along the way with any leftover marinade and turn half-way through cooking.

Nutrition Info

Per 220 g serving Amount
Protein30 g
Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate7 g
Fibre1 g
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium220 mg
Per 220 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C300
Vitamin B648
Vitamin B1224