Chicken Kabobs in the Air Fryer are simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, they are a healthy option for a summer BBQ, better than the grill or the oven. Air fry grilled chicken in just 10 minutes, then serve with all your favorite sides!

marinate chicken pieces on skewers in air fryer basket
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Chicken Kabobs in Air Fryer

If you have not made chicken kebabs in the air fryer, you’re in for a treat! They are so simple to make and an easy dinner idea. My kids love eating anything on a stick!

The air fryer is a great way to prepare a complete, healthy meal quickly and without tons of oil. Plus, the cooking time is much faster than BBQ or grilling.

Seriously, this is one of the easiest recipes for air fryer chicken skewers and a delicious meal that the whole family will love! And if you are on a low carb diet, this is the perfect air fryer recipe for you!


Why You Will Love Air Fryer Chicken Skewers

  • Easy to make
  • Can customize the flavors
  • Healthy, keto friendly meal
  • Goes with lots of side dishes
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs

This simple recipe only requires a few ingredients, and it’s perfect for a quick, healthy dinner. Scroll down for the recipe – I promise it won’t disappoint!

ingredients to make greek chicken kabobs in air fryer

Find a full list of ingredients and measurements in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. You will need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken: Use either boneless, skinless chicken breast or boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Adds some tang to the marinade. You can also use red wine vinegar, teriyaki sauce, or BBQ sauce.
  • Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil, grapeseed oil, or coconut oil.
  • Lemon Juice
  • Seasonings: Oregano, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper
  • Optional Vegetables: Add bell peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or any of your favorite vegetables to chicken kabobs in air fryer.
  • Skewers: Use metal skewers, bamboo skewers, or wooden skewers

How To Air Fry Grilled Chicken Skewers

Do you have an air fryer? If not, you might want to consider getting one, especially if you love chicken kabobs!

cubed chicken in bowl of marinade

Step 1: Marinate the chicken

In a large mixing bowl or Ziploc bag, combine lemon juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper. Set aside.

Slice boneless chicken breasts or thighs into 1-inch cubes. Transfer the chicken to the bowl of marinade and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

marinated chicken skewers on white plate

Step 2: Assemble the skewers

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Meanwhile, add approximately four chicken cubes to each skewer. If you are going to add pieces of veggies, add those as well. Leave some space on each end of the skewer so they are easy to grab.

marinated chicken skewers in air fryer basket

Step 3: Air fry chicken kabobs

Once preheated, spray or brush the air fryer basket with olive oil and place skewers in a single layer on the tray.

Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 more minutes.

air fried chicken kabobs with side of tzatziki sauce

Pro Tips For The Best Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs

  • Marinating: Let the marinated chicken sit in the refrigerator overnight if possible — it really enhances the flavor. That said, air fryer chicken skewers are still delicious with the 30-minute marinade.
  • Soak skewers: Place wooden skewers in a large bowl of water and soak for 20-30 minutes before adding the chicken pieces. This ensures they won’t smoke or burn in the air fryer.
  • Avoid overcooking: Remove air fryer chicken kabobs immediately once cooked, or they will become tough and dry.
  • Keep moist: Before you air fry grilled chicken, brush oil over the top for extra moisture. This also helps to brown the outside.
  • Make adjustments: All air fryers are different — I used the Cosori Air fryer for this recipe. You may have to adjust the time and temperature for your model.
  • Extra seasonings: You can use any of your favorite seasonings, such as red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, sesame seeds, chili powder, onion powder, and brown sugar.

What To Serve With Shish Kabobs

This easy dish is quick and easy to make, and it’s perfect for a summer BBQ or party. Serve air fryer chicken skewers with Greek favorites like tzatziki sauce, rice, and a Greek salad.

Grilled vegetables are always a winner, or try adding a flavorful dipping sauce! Here are some more of my favorite side dish options:

Storage and Reheating

Let air fryer chicken kabobs cool to room temperature, then place them into an airtight container. You can also remove the meat from the skewers if you prefer.

Refrigerate for 3 to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month. The best way to reheat chicken kabobs is in the air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Why Cook Chicken Kabobs In The Air Fryer?

The most popular way to cook chicken kebabs is on the grill, but that requires careful and constant watching. Plus, that’s the last place anyone wants to be on a hot day — or in the rain!

And if you’ve ever tried cooking them in the oven, you know that they don’t always come out evenly cooked.

That’s where this air fryer chicken kabobs recipe comes in! Just place chicken kabobs in the air fryer, set the time and temperature, and let the air fryer work its magic. They come out perfectly cooked and juicy every time with very little effort.

How Do You Know When Chicken Kebabs Are Done?

The best method to test if meat is done is with a meat thermometer. Insert it into the center of a piece of chicken — it should reach at least 165 degrees F to be safe to eat.

If you don’t have a thermometer, remove a piece of chicken and cut into it. It should be white and opaque in the center, and the juices should run clear. If there is any pink or it appears translucent (a bit shimmery), then air fry chicken kabobs a bit longer.

Can You Make Kabobs Ahead of Time?

Yes! For best results, marinate the chicken overnight and assemble just before you air fry the grilled chicken. This way, the meat stays moist and delicious.

If you’re prepping for a party, you can also prepare and assemble the skewers the night before. Cover them tightly with saran wrap and refrigerate. Then, when you are ready to air fry chicken kabobs, simply place them into the air fryer basket and cook them!

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Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Kabobs in the Air Fryer

4.60 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Make Chicken Kabobs in the Air Fryer in minutes for tender, flavorful results. Easier than grilling, they're perfectly cooked every time!


  • 1/2 large lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspon black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breast
  • 1 tabllespoon parsley, diced


  • Combine marinade ingredients (Lemon juice, honey, balsamic vinegar,oregano, garlic powder,salt and pepper in a large bowl or ziploc bag.
  • On a cutting board cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes. Transfer cubes to marinade and place the bowl covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. It can also marinate overnight.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees after the chicken has marinated.
  • While Air Fryer is preheating, prepare the chicken skewers. Add approximately 4 chicken cubes to each skewer.
  •  When the Air Fryer is hot  spray or brush the tray with olive oil and place the chicken skewers in a single layer on the tray. Cook the skewers at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 5 more minutes..
  • Serve immediately and garnish with fresh chopped parsley! Enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Bamboo Skewers, Soaked for 30 minutes


Serving: 1gCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 16gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 283mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

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