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Cubes of cooked turkey on skewers, piled on a round wooden platter, with a small bowl of bbq sauce, limes and grilled red onions.

Chipotle Mango Turkey Skewers

Chipotle Mango marinated Turkey Skewers are a flavour bomb of sweet, spicy and smoky flavours. The bbq sauce is made with sweet tropical mango and smoky chipotle peppers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chipotle, Mango, Turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 199kcal


  • 1 1/2 Lbs turkey breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 1 Tbsp of adobo sauce from can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped mango fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Heinz chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Skewers wooden or metal
  • Lime wedges for serving optional


  • Cut turkey breast into large cubes. Transfer to a zip top bag, or plastic container with a lid. Place in the fridge until sauce is done.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add onions. Sauté until soft and translucent.
  • Add in garlic, chopped chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add in mango, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, chili sauce and salt.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Transfer the cooled sauce to a small food processor or blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour about 2/3 of the mango chipotle sauce into the zip top bag with the turkey cubes. Make sure all the turkey is covered in the sauce. Allow to marinade for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  • Thread the turkey cubes onto skewers. If you’re using wooden skewers, make sure you soak them for at least 30 minutes before proceeding.
  • Preheat the BBQ to medium heat.
  • Grill the turkey skewers for 5 minutes, then flip. Grill for another 5 minutes, then flip again.
  • Baste the skewers with the reserved sauce after 10 minutes, flipping once more and basting again.
  • Grill until the turkey reaches 165°F, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


  • If using wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in water for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Build the spice level to suit your needs. Add more chipotle peppers to add more heat


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg