This air fryer chicken kabobs recipe is a healthy and delicious, quick and easy, weeknight dinner. Tender chunks of chicken breasts, pineapple chunks, two types of bell peppers, seasoning, and teriyaki sauce. All the deliciousness we love in kabobs made easy in the air fryer.
I love making flavorful dishes that family and friends will enjoy. And while I also love to cook, I don’t necessarily want to be in the kitchen for hours. I think we’ve all heard the saying “too much of a good thing”, and that definitely applies to cooking in my book. Sometimes, I just want to make something delicious that gets me in and out of the kitchen fast. That’s why I love these air fryer chicken kabobs. They’re loaded with flavor, but they’re not loaded with a ton of work. They’re ready in a flash, and when I’m done, I have a meal that explodes with flavor in every bite and that everyone always comes back for more of.
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
These delicious kabobs tick all the boxes. They’re fast. They’re healthy, and they’re delicious. These kabobs are made with tender, juicy white meat chicken, bell peppers, and pineapple. They’re seasoned with just a few spices and Teriyaki marinade. All of that combines to create a dish that is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Simple ingredients make for a hefty dose of flavor, and it’s all done in just minutes.
Why You’ll Love This Chicken Kabobs Recipe
- They only use a handful of simple ingredients.
- They’re incredibly easy to make.
- Just a few minutes of prep and a few minutes in the air fryer are all it takes!
- They make the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs Tips and Variations
This recipe is super easy to make, but I do have some tips to help you make the best kabobs you possibly can. I also have some variations that I think you’ll enjoy, as well.
- Cut all the ingredients into uniform sizes so they cook evenly.
- Always preheat your air fryer for even cooking. It’s a complete myth that air fryers don’t have to be preheated.
- Spray or grease your air fryer rack so nothing sticks.
- Be careful when removing your kabobs. The metal skewers will be hot.
- Try adding onions slices, red onion, and garlic cloves for even more flavor.
- You can use pork, beef, or shrimp in place of chicken if you like.
- Make a BBQ version by using Teriyaki BBQ sauce.
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs FAQ
If you have questions about these kabobs, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
Where do kabobs come from?
Kabobs are actually called “shish kebabs”. The word “kabob” is an Americanized spelling. This form of skewering meat and vegetables on a stick and then cooking them can be traced back to ancient Turkey, where nomadic tribes would place meat and vegetables on sticks and then roast them over their campfires.
What is the difference between a kebob and a kabob?
There’s absolutely no difference whatsoever. “Kebob” is the traditional spelling, while “kabob” is an Americanized spelling.
Can you cook skewers in the air fryer?
Absolutely. They’re perfectly safe to use in an air fryer just as they’re safe to use in a traditional oven.
Can you put metal skewers in the air fryer?
You sure can. Metal skewers can be used in an oven, air fryer, or on the grill.
Can you cook with wooden skewers in the air fryer?
Yes! They can be used exactly the same way you would use metal skewers.
Why do you soak kabob skewers in water?
Soaking kabob skewers is done for grilling purposes. Soaking the skewers waterlogs them, which means that the moisture will evaporate as the meat on the kabobs cooks, preventing the wood from burning.
How long should I cook chicken kabobs in the air fryer?
It varies depending on the temperature the recipe calls for. Some recipes can take as long as 20 minutes to cook the chicken, while this recipe only takes 9. That’s due to the temperature difference.
What sides go with kabobs?
Kabobs are a great dish because they can pair well with so many other dishes. You can serve them alongside so many different things. Some great options include:
- Coconut rice
- White rice
- Brown rice
- Cucumber yogurt dip
- Corn on the cob
- Green salad
- Potato salad
- Corn pudding
- Sweet potatoes
- Cucumber tomato salad
How to Store and Reheat Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
Store your kabobs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat the kabobs, place them in a baking dish with a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover it with foil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until heated through.
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- Green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
- Red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
- Fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
- Teriyaki sauce
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
- Metal skewers
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
Making these kabobs is super easy. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious meal.
Step 1: Season the Chicken
Add the chicken to a medium bowl and sprinkle it with the seasoning. Stir to coat. Then, add the Teriyaki sauce and stir to coat again.
Step 2: Prep the Veggies
While the chicken is marinating, cut up the peppers and pineapple.
Step 3: Make the Skewers
Add a piece of chicken to the skewer followed by red pepper, pineapple, chicken, green pepper, pineapple, and chicken. Repeat for all skewers.
Step 4: Air Fry
Place the skewers in your prepared air fryer rack, place in the air fryer basket and cook for 9 minutes at 380 degrees.
Try These Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs Today
These air fryer chicken kabobs are loaded with flavor, not work. It only takes a little prep and a few minutes in the air fryer to make this easy, tasty dish. It’s the perfect quick and easy dinner. Give it a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 for 3 minutes.
- Add chicken to a medium bowl.
- Sprinkle seasoning over chicken, stir.
- Pour teriyaki sauce into the bowl, stir to coat. Set aside.
- While the chicken is marinating, cut peppers and pineapple.
- Add a piece of chicken, followed by red pepper, pineapple, chicken, green pepper and pineapple, and chicken to metal skewers.
- Place skewers on the metal air fryer rack and cook at 380° for 9 minutes.
- Carefully remove skewers from the air fryer and enjoy.
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