Chicken breast seasoned to perfection with olive oil, Italian seasoning, and black pepper on kabob skewers. Add the beautiful colors and sweet flavors of bell peppers and onions, then cook in the air fryer, and you’ve got yourself wonderfully delicious chicken kabobs that will have your mouth watering in less than 20 minutes!
These air fryer chicken kabobs are incredibly simple to make, but they are so full of flavor, and you don’t even have to fire up the grill! With just a few simple ingredients, air fryer chicken kabobs come together in no time at all. They can be made as an appetizer, lunch, or healthy and delicious dinner that is perfect for any night of the week.
Why You’ll Love These Chicken Kabobs In The Air Fryer
- No grill is needed! You get the same great taste of grilled kabobs without all the work.
- Clean up is a breeze with “one basket” recipes
- Minimal prep work is needed
- Easy to find ingredients you may already have at home
What You Need To Make Air Fryer Chicken Shish Kabobs
- Red bell pepper
- Green bell pepper
- Red onion
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- Black pepper
- Non-stick spray
- Air fryer
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Tongs to remove kabobs
- Kabob skewers
- Serving platter
How to Make Chicken Kabobs In The Air Fryer
Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare the Air Fryer basket with a non-stick spray such as olive oil or avocado oil.
Cube the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and toss them in olive oil and season with Italian seasoning and black pepper.
Cut the bell peppers and onion into bite-sized pieces.
Grab a skewer and rotate, adding the chicken, onion, and peppers, and then repeat until you’ve reached the end of the skewer.
Place the chicken kabobs in a single layer in the prepared Air Fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, flipping the skewers after 5 minutes.
Serve alone, with dipping sauce, or with your favorite sides.
Leftover chicken kabobs will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator if stored in an airtight container. To reheat leftover kabobs, place them back in the air fryer and cook for about 5 minutes or until heated all the way through at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tips For Making Air Fryer Shish Kabobs
- Do not stack chicken kabobs! Stacking your kabobs will result in unevenly cooked chicken.
- When using wooden skewers, cut them to fit your air fryer before adding meat or vegetables to them
- To keep wooden skewers from burning while cooking, soak them in water while the chicken is marinating.
What To Serve/Pair With Air Fryer Shish Kabobs
The options are endless when it comes to what to serve with chicken kabobs. A beautiful Snap Pea And Green Bean Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries, or Air Fryer Green Beans are just a few of my favorite sides!
For a sweet dessert that the whole family will love, try oh-so-creamy Easy Oreo Cookie Fudge
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs FAQs
Can I freeze chicken shish kabobs?
Yes, but only if they have not been cooked! Freeze pre-made shish kabobs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Once frozen solid, store them in a freezer bag or airtight container. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. When you are ready to cook frozen premade chicken kabobs, simply put frozen kabobs in the air fryer. Add a couple of minutes of cooking time to adjust to them being frozen.
Can I use metal skewers in the air fryer?
Yes! Skewers made of metal may be used in the air fryer, but make sure they fit before loading them. Metal skewers should be handled with care after chicken kabobs have been cooked since they will be hot and can burn you.
Can I use my oven instead of the air fryer for this recipe?
Yes! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheet with chicken kabobs and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. While the chicken kabobs will still be delicious, they cook much faster in the air fryer.
How big do I cut the chicken and vegetables?
I recommend cutting everything into pieces that are a little bigger than bite-size. Keeping the meat and vegetables in similar sizes while cutting ensures that everything cooks evenly.
I am not a fan of chicken. Can I use steak instead?
Of course. You can use whatever meat that you prefer! Check out my Air Fryer Steak Kabob recipe if you prefer steak over chicken.
What else can I add to my kabobs?
Any vegetable you like would make delicious additions to your kabobs. I like adding cherry tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and even pineapple to my kabobs.
How do I know when my chicken is done in the air fryer?
Knowing when chicken is fully cooked can be a little tricky, especially in the air fryer, so if you are ever unsure if your chicken is done, I suggest using an instant-read digital thermometer. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
- Frozen Chicken Patties in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks
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Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
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