Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs

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Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs. How to make delicious Greek air fryer grilled chicken from scratch. Made with simple Mediterranean ingredients including lemon, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and thyme these air fryer grilled chicken breast kebabs are a Milner family favourite.

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs
Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs

I was incredibly lucky as a child and enjoyed many holidays on the beautiful Greek Islands.

They were such a wonderful family focused place to be. Beyond the Mediterranean beaches, the swimming pools and the evening entertainment was the food.

OMG Mediterranean food, or more specifically Greek food, was amazing.

As a kid with fussy eating habits, what I took to the most were the grilled chicken kebabs.

Made with lemon and garlic, plenty of extra virgin olive oil and popular Greek dried herbs they were amazing.

When my mum and dad decided where we were eating out at, I would be checking the menu for chicken kebabs.

Or if there was no chicken, pork kebabs or steak kebabs were just as tasty.

Normally ordered with a side of French fries, they were one of my childhood vacation foods.

With a beautiful lemon tree in our garden, garlic in our kitchen and an endless supply of extra virgin olive oil, I decided today was the day to transform one of my childhood Greek favourites to the air fryer.

Why Cook Grilled Chicken In An Air Fryer?

The first food I ever cooked in my brand-new air fryer in 2011 was chicken. It was like the air fryer frozen chicken strips and was delicious.

Since then I have cooked so many different air fryer chicken recipes that I have lost count.

I love chicken in the air fryer.

If cooked right it can be so moist, never dry and full of flavour and best of all it is EASY.

Now when Dominic does not use the air fryer (you cannot take the chef out of him) I am rolling my eyes at him as the air fryer makes chicken so much easier and quicker.

His delicious way of cooking chicken is in the pan with soft cheese, lots of garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

It is delicious, but what I find is that if you did not add the soft cheese it would be dry and boring.

But cook chicken bites in the air fryer instead and OMG it’s just so much easier. No stirring the pan with a wooden spoon.

Just load it in, wait for it to beep and you are done.

Plus, the flavour is amazing.

It is like when you cook grilled chicken on the barbecue and so easy and hands free if you do not like cooking.

Air Fryer Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast

Making air fryer grilled chicken kebabs is just one delicious way that you can cook air fryer grilled boneless chicken breast.

What I love to do is chop up my boneless chicken breast into chunks, load it onto kebab skewers and cook it in the air fryer.

I find for air fryer beginners; it is so much quicker and easier than cooking air fryer chicken breast.

Because the chicken is in smaller chunks it cooks quicker and loading grilled chicken chunks onto skewers is more fun and better for a quick dinner.

Can You Grill Chicken In Air Fryer?

Absolutely and it is delicious!

You might be wondering how grilled chicken in air fryer compares to grilled chicken using other methods.

Many of you have a George Foreman Grill or are loading the chicken onto a barbecue outside.

I find that compared to a barbecue you can alter the heat. While a barbecue goes at full heat and will often make grilled chicken dry, with the air fryer you choose the temperature.

You can cover the meat with silver foil if you want to and like with a barbecue you can cook with skewers for that amazing grilled chicken kebabs effect.

How To Air Fry Grilled Chicken?

air fryer grilled chicken kebabs step by step

Air frying grilled chicken is so easy:

  1. Dice chicken breasts and load into marinade.
  2. Marinade your grilled chicken for a couple of hours.
  3. Load onto kebab skewers and load into the air fryer.
  4. Cook and serve.

Marinated Grilled Chicken In Air Fryer

The marinate that we made to cook grilled Greek chicken in the air fryer was a basic one.

You will find that with Mediterranean food it is not complicated, it just uses simple ingredients that give you the wow factor.

For our marinated grilled chicken in the air fryer we used:

Then simply mix the ingredients in a bowl with your diced chicken breast and its ready for air frying.

We left our chicken to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours, but you could marinate overnight if you prefer.

How Long To Air Fry Grilled Chicken?

Let me wow you with a 15-minute cook time for air fryer grilled chicken.

Yes. Really!

Just 15 minutes at a medium/high heat and you have the most delicious Greek lemon grilled chicken.

While it cooks prep a salad or serve with Greek dipping sauce.

Is Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Healthy?

Yes it is. The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest diet in the world and this is a regular staple.

You are cooking lean chicken breast with herbs, garlic, lemon and extra virgin olive oil, it really does not get any better than this.

You can also add vegetables to your chicken kebabs too if you wanted to.

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs Alternative

I understand that not everyone wants to make kebabs or mess about with skewers.

You might not have any skewers in your house and just want to eat delicious grilled chicken.

If that is YOU, marinate the chicken and then follow our air fryer chicken breast for cooking times.

Or load the chicken chunks into the air fryer basket and cook Greek lemon chicken without the skewers.

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs
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Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs. How to make delicious Greek air fryer grilled chicken from scratch. Made with simple Mediterranean ingredients including lemon, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and thyme these air fryer grilled chicken breast kebabs are a Milner family favourite.
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Ingredients:


  • Dice the chicken into medium size kebab chunks.
  • Load into a mixing bowl all ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  • Cover with cling film and marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Load onto kebab skewers and place into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 15 minutes at 190c/375f and serve.


You can also use cubed pork, shrimp or turkey instead of chicken.
Garlic that has been minced or pureed works best as it sticks to the chicken and gives it that wonderful garlic and lemon balance.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs”

  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful kebabs idea for the idea. I prefer mine with pork and did some with chicken and some with pork with your marinade. Success. 10/10.

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