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Delicious Air fryer Chicken Kabobs is an easy and quick recipe perfect for days you crave flame-grilled kabobs. The air fryer roasted these kababs to perfection, you won’t even miss the grilled kababs.

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Throw them over a salad for a quick weeknight dinner

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June is here and summer is literally around the corner. Kebabs and skewers just seem to scream “summer vibes” so I decided to create an air fryer friendly skewer recipe for you to try. I called them fiesta skewers because they are truly a party in your mouth and made with southwest seasonings like chili powder and cumin.

Use these skewers over a salad , as a meal prep main dish , or even as a quick summer gathering appetizer

What air fryer do I use ? Ninja Foodi

Purchase my favorite air fryer at https://ninjakitchen.pxf.io/c/2688750/593357/8360

Kebabs? Kabobs? Skewers? Whatever you call them, they all mean the same thing. These Air fried chicken Kebabs are seasoned with Southwestern seasonings like chilli powder and cumin for that extra kick in flavor. If you are looking to make more air fryer chicken recipes then I recommend you try these two recipes,  Honey Garlic Sriracha Chicken Wings and Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe

Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces chicken breast
  • Kebab / Skewer sticks (I used 6 inch sticks )
  • 1 teaspoon Glam Kitchen Adobo All Purpose (order at http://shoptheglamkitchen.com )
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic , minced
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh cilantro (optional garnish )

How to make juicy Chicken Kebabs in the Air Fryer

1. In a large bowl, add chicken breast pieces , olive oil , and the juice of half of the lime

2. Season chicken breast pieces with Adobo, chili powder , cumin, and onion powder

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3. Mix well until each piece of chicken is well coated

4. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours (optional )

5. Assemble seasoned chicken pieces on skewer sticks

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6. Set air fryer to 360 degrees

7. Place skewers in air fryer and cook for 15-17 minutes or until fully cooked – flipping halfway through the cook time (cook time will vary based on model of air fryer you are using )

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Purchase my favorite air fryer at https://ninjakitchen.pxf.io/c/2688750/593357/8360

8. Remove skewers from air fryer

9. Squeeze the remaining half of lime juice over the skewers

10. Garnish with fresh cilantro

11. Serve and enjoy !

What to serve with these Air fried chicken skewers

I served this over a fresh summer salad but here are a few suggestions that will pair very well with them:

  • White rice
  • Cucumber and tomato salad
  • Corn on the cob
  • Corn pudding
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Grilled fruits
  • Potato salad
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Pair with rice and veggies for a quick + easy meal prep

Recipe variation

  • Add more nutritious value to your chicken kebabs by adding vegetables like bell peppers and onions to your skewers.
  • Treat your guests to sweet and sour chicken skewers by adding pineapple to your kabobs. Roasted pineapples will take your kebabs to the next level.
  • Make it spicy by adding jalapeno peppers or crushed chilli peppers to the seasoning mixture.

Storage and reheating

  • Put your leftover chicken skewers in an airtight container to keep in the fridge for 3 days to 5 days.
  • Put them in a ziplock bag to store in the freezer for up to 4 months. You would want to double up wrapping it with cling wrap before it goes into the ziplock bag. This is to protect against freezer burn.

To reheat

  • Put your air-fried kebabs back into the air fryer and reheat them at the same cooking temperature for up to 5 minutes. If you have any marinade left you may baste them with it before reheating so they don’t end up dry

Recipe tips

Soak the skewers in water before using them. This is to avoid any chance of it causing a fire.

Cut your chicken into equal sizes so that it cooks evenly.

Do not stack up the air fryer basket rather cook in batches.

FAQ

Can I use metal skewers for this recipe?

Yes, you can use metal skewers in the air fryer but you need to be careful as they will get super hot for you to touch with your hands.

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

You can season your chicken and put it on the skewers then put it in the fridge or freezer. The air fryer is well known for cooking frozen food way better than any kitchen tola out there.

How long should I cook the kabobs in the air fryer?

Your kabobs will be cooked for around 15 minutes at 360 degrees. This also depends from one air fryer to the next due to the difference in the make and sizes of air fryers. Please monitor your kebabs as you air fry them so they don’t end up burning

More Air Fryer recipes to try

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken

Air Fryer Garlic Rosemary Chicken Wings

Air Fryer BBQ Jerk Chicken Wings

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Air fryer chicken kabobs

Delicious Air fryer Chicken Kabab is an easy and quick recipe perfect for days you crave flame-grilled kabobs. The air fryer roasted these kebabs to perfection, you won't even miss the grilled kababs.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces chicken breast
  • Kebab / Skewer sticks (I used 6 inch sticks
  • 1 teaspoon Glam Kitchen Adobo All Purpose (order at http://shoptheglamkitchen.com )
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, halved
  • fresh cilantro (optional garnish )

Instructions
 

  •  In a large bowl, add chicken breast pieces , olive oil , and the juice of half of the lime
  • Season chicken breast pieces with Adobo, chili powder , cumin, and onion powder
  • Mix well until each piece of chicken is well coated
  • Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours (optional )
  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees, meanwhile Assemble seasoned chicken pieces on skewer sticks
  • Place skewers in air fryer and cook for 15-17 minutes or until fully cooked – flipping halfway through the cook time (cook time will vary based on model of air fryer you are using )
  • Remove skewers from air fryer then Squeeze the remaining half of lime juice over the skewers
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro, Serve and enjoy !
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