Chicken Kabobs In Air Fryer

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Chicken Kabobs in Air Fryer is a delicious and healthy meal that’s easy to make. This recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients, thanks to the combination of juicy chicken, colorful peppers, and earthy mushrooms. Cooking the kabobs in the air fryer ensures that they’re crispy on the outside while staying moist and tender on the inside.

Using an air fryer reduces the amount of oil needed, making this dish a healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken. The recipe is simple to prepare and can be customized by using your favorite seasoning or vegetables. Enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

air fried chicken skewers with veggies on a plate

Need more fresh and filling homecooked dinner ideas? Try my honey garlic chicken bites for a meal everyone runs to the table for. You can also try teriyaki glazed chicken or everyone’s favorite turkey pot pie with biscuits. We love serving these kababs with microwaved baked potatoes.

Why Use an Air Fryer for Kabobs

I know that everyone loves chicken kabobs cooked on the grill. Me too! But cooking outside isn’t always possible or convenient. If you don’t have a bbq, it’s too cold outside, or you don’t have time to stand over the grill, your air fryer is an excellent way to cook kabobs.

Your air fryer will circulate heat quickly, cooking your chicken in just 10 minutes. The outside will be lightly caramelized and golden brown, and your veggies will be perfectly seasoned and tender-crisp.

Can I put wooden kabob skewers in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use wooden kabob skewers in the air fryer, but you need to take caution. Just like when you’re using wooden skewers on the outdoor grill, it’s important to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using them. This will help to prevent them from catching fire during cooking.

Alternatively, you can use metal skewers if you want.

Air Fryer Chicken Kabob Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces whole mushrooms, cut into 1-inch pieces
fresh chopped veggies and cubed raw chicken on a counter

How to Make

STEP ONE: Prep the chicken. Place the chicken into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, chives, and dill, stirring to coat the chicken.

raw chicken in a bowl with seasonings

STEP TWO: Assemble the skewers. Layer each skewer with chicken, red onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, and more chicken.

PRO TIP: Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before assembling your kabobs to prevent them from catching fire in the air fryer. You can also use metal skewers if you prefer.

STEP THREE: Air Fry. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Line the air fryer basket or pan with parchment paper. Place the skewers onto the parchment paper. Air fry for 10 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

air fried chicken skewers with veggies uncooked on a baking tray

Tips and Recipe Notes

  • Try to cut your chicken and veggies into uniform-sized pieces. This helps your kabobs to cook evenly.
  • Leave room between your kabobs in your air fryer. If they’re touching or your air fryer is too crowded, the kabobs won’t cook evenly.
  • Your air fryer only takes a few minutes to preheat, so allow it to come all the way to temperature before you put your kabobs inside.
  • Put parchment paper down on the bottom of your basket or tray. This catches all the drippings and makes cleaning up your air fryer a breeze.

What vegetables can I put on my kabobs?

Besides the ones I’ve used, you can try cherry tomatoes, zucchini medallions, baby corn on the cob, squash, or even Brussels sprouts. For a sweet flavor, add pineapple, papaya, or mango.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover shish kabob meat is delicious and can be used to make all kinds of recipes. Just place your leftovers in the fridge wrapped in foil or plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

You can freeze your leftover chicken in a Ziploc or airtight container for us to 3 months, but I don’t recommend freezing the vegetables.

To reheat, wrap the food in foil and place it in the oven or air fryer at 350°F for 4-5 minutes or until hot through.

Are chicken kabobs gluten-free?

Yes! Generally speaking, chicken kabobs are gluten-free. But always check your own containers and ingredients to verify there are no hidden additives that contain gluten.

air fried chicken skewers with veggies on a plate

FAQs

How long does it take to cook chicken kabobs in the air fryer?

I cook my chicken kabobs in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 400°F.

Can I use metal skewers instead of wooden ones?

Yes! Just be careful removing them from the air fryer, as they will be very hot!

What dipping sauces go well with chicken kabobs?

You can dip these kabobs in ketchup, bbq sauce, honey mustard, Carolina bbq sauce, tzatziki sauce, chimichurri, or ranch. Most sauces go well with chicken, so give your favorite a try!

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air fried chicken skewers with veggies on a plate

Chicken Kabobs In Air Fryer

5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Chicken Kabobs in Air Fryer is a delicious and healthy meal that's easy to make. This recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients, thanks to the combination of juicy chicken, colorful peppers, and earthy mushrooms. Cooking the kabobs in the air fryer ensures that they're crispy on the outside while staying moist and tender on the inside. 

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon chives chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 medium red onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces whole mushrooms cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  • Prep the chicken. Place the chicken into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, chives, and dill, stirring to coat the chicken.
  • Assemble the skewers. Layer each skewer with chicken, red onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, and more chicken.
  • Air Fry. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Line the air fryer basket or pan with parchment paper. Place the skewers onto the parchment paper. Air fry for 10 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Notes

  • Try to cut your chicken and veggies into uniform-sized pieces. This helps your kabobs to cook evenly.
  • Leave room between your kabobs in your air fryer. If they’re touching or your air fryer is too crowded, the kabobs won’t cook evenly.
  • Your air fryer only takes a few minutes to preheat, so allow it to come all the way to temperature before you put your kabobs inside.
  • Put parchment paper down on the bottom of your basket or tray. This catches all the drippings and makes cleaning up your air fryer a breeze.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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