These Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kabobs are full of flavor and so easy to make. Chicken and fresh summer vegetables are marinated in a light marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and spices, then cooked on skewers in the air fryer until golden brown. These chicken kabobs are a delicious, healthy meal. Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs

Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Chicken kebobs are a delicious, light recipe you and your family will love. Tender pieces of chicken breast are threaded on skewers along with bright, crisp veggies that cook together for a delicious treat.

 

Weight Watchers Chicken Kabobs

These air fryer kabobs are a great lunch or dinner for those on WW.

This ww chicken recipe MyWW Blue 4 points, MyWW Green 7 points, MyWW Purple 4 points per serving.

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Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe

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Is a chicken kebab healthy?

Yes. Kabobs are a healthier fast food option because they are not deep-fried and include vegetables. However, keep in mind that depending on the cut, most meat does contain fat. Chicken kebabs sometimes use thighs and breasts with the skin on. Use leaner cuts of meat if you want to cut down on the fat and calories.

What kind of meat is best for kabobs?

We prefer chicken breast and sirloin meats because they are lean. Cut the meat in big bite-size pieces, cut veggies in good bite-size pieces as well. Using pre-soaked wooden skewers or metal skewers, layer the meat of your choice with the vegetables, alternating for a pretty plate.

If the meat of your choice is really thin, cut it in slices instead of bit size pieces. Then zig-zag it on the skewer and alternate with your veggies. 

How long do you cook chicken kebabs in an Air Fryer?

Place the skewers on a grill rack or directly in the air fryer basket. An air fryer oven works especially well with kebobs because the basket is wider.

Cook for 10 minutes on 380 degrees. Open the air fryer and flip the skewers. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Can you stack chicken in an Air Fryer?

Do not stack chicken in your air fryer. Because the air fryer cooks with hot air instead of oil, it’s important to allow air to fully circulate in order to foods to get done in the middle.

Do you need to flip the chicken in the Air Fryer?

Yes, we suggest that you flip chicken in half way through cooking in the air fryer. This ensures that chicken cooks more evenly and the outside gets cripsy all the way around.

How do you cut chicken breast for kabobs?

For this Air Fryer chicken kabob recipe, clean 2 large chicken breasts and cut them into 2 inches pieces. Big bite-size pieces will help the meat hold to the skewers during the cooking process.

A key to making kebobs is to be sure the chunks are big enough to thread on the swekers without cracking. Also, be sure to cut pieces that are as close to even in size as possible so that they cook at the same rate.

What Sides to Eat with Kabobs?

Most kabobs are filled with delicious meat and vegetables and could be eaten alone. However, if you want to a side dishes to go with your Air Fryer Chicken Kabob, consider a grain such as brown rice, quinoa, or pasta.

A salad is also a nice addition. I recommend our Apple Broccoli Salad. It’s refreshing and perfect for a summer meal.

You can also consider additional vegetables such as Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and roasted baby carrots.

If you have leftover raw vegetables from your kebob assembly, you can always make vegetable kabobs in the air fryer too. 

Don’t forget the 2 ingredient dough rolls/bread for bread and a healthier apple crisp for dessert. Yummy!

Can you use wooden skewers in an Air Fryer?

Yes, wooden skewers can be used in the air fryer with some preparation.

If necessary, cut skewers down to size if your air fryer basket is smaller or round.

Soak wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes or up to 3 hours. This will prevent them from prevent them from burning, smoking, or catching on fire. 

 

How to Make Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs

Here are step-by-step instructions for making air fryer kebobs.

Air fryer chicken kabob ingredients on a white marble counter

Gather all ingredients. Cut chicken breast into 2 inch pieces. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes – 3 hours to prevent burning. If your air fryer is small, cut skewers to fit basket.

Combine ingredients for marinade and soak chicken for at least 15 minutes.

air fryer chicken kabob vegetables cut in pieces on white cutting board

Cut up vegetables in large, bite size pieces.

air fryer chicken kabob ready for the air fryer

Put chicken pieces and vegetables on skewers and place them in the air fryer basket.

air fryer chicken kabob served on a white platter

Bake in the Air Fryer and enjoy!

Chicken Kabobs in Air Fryer Recipe

Your family will love this air fryer chicken recipe for a healthy summer meal.

Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs
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Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Servings: 4
Calories: 230kcal
Author: www.theholymess.com

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 Large Zucchini halved through the length and cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 Red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 Pint Grape tomatoes
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil Plus 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Dash Salt to taste
  • 1 Dash Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place chicken in a medium-size bowl.
  • In a bowl or mason jar, mix together garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, and ¼ cup olive oil.
  • Whisk (or shake) until blended.
  • Pour over chicken. Toss to coat. Marinate on the counter for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.
  • When ready to cook, prep vegetables and toss in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange cubed chicken breast, zucchini, onion, and grape tomatoes on wooden skewers (Note: Check to ensure skewers fit in the basket of your air fryer.)
  • Place kebabs in air fryer at 380 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, carefully flipping halfway.
  • Check chicken for doneness and serve warm.

Notes

MyWW Blue 4 points, MyWW Green 7 points, MyWW Purple 4 points per serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

What is your favorite kabob? Do you prefer cooking your chicken kabobs in the air fryer or on the grill? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

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