These juicy chicken skewers from the air fryer make the ideal evening dinner. They are lavishly coated with an amazing garlic herb butter after being gently marinated in a mixture of delectable spices! The finest aspect? They are simple and quick to complete—less than an hour!

By:Chris Joe


  1. 1 lb chicken thighs cut to 2” pieces
  2. ½ tsp garlic powder
  3. ½ tsp onion powder
  4. ½ tsp paprika
  5. ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  6. 1/4 tsp tumeric
  7. 1 tsp kosher salt
  8. ½ tsp black pepper
  9. 1 tbsp avocado oil

Garlic Herb Butter

  1. One stick butter
  2. one tablespoon freshly cut parsley
  3. one tablespoon honey
  4. 6 minced garlic cloves


  1. Cut chicken thigh into 2 inch pieces and place in a small bowl
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and black pepper. Once mixed, add to the chicken pieces along with a tablespoon of avocado oil. Mix thoroughly until combined and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Make butter in pot over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add honey and freshly chopped parsley and stir to combine.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Skewer the chicken pieces tightly onto bamboo skewers. Line the basket with parchment paper and lay the chicken skewers on the parchment paper.
  6. Air fry at 400F for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken skewers and air fry at 400F for another 6-8 minutes until golden brown and cooked through (165F internal temp).
  7. Top with parsley and brush with the garlic herb butter and enjoy!
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The Tips For Air Fryer Chicken Skewer Recipes:

  • Select Skinless, Boneless Chicken: Use skinless, boneless chicken thighs to get a delicate, lean finish. To guarantee equal cooking, chop them into pieces of the same size.
  • To enhance flavour, marinate: To add flavour, marinate the chicken for at least 15 to 20 minutes, or better yet, several hours.
  • Soak Wooden Skewers: Although I never had any burning issues with my wooden skewers, if you do, make sure to soak them in water for at least half an hour before threading the chicken to avoid scorching them in the air fryer.
  • Pre-heat the Air Fryer: If necessary, preheat your air fryer at the temperature suggested for your recipe for approximately five minutes. In addition to helping with consistent cooking, preheating guarantees that the chicken will begin cooking right away.
  • Thread Chicken Evenly: To ensure adequate air circulation, thread the marinated chicken pieces onto skewers in an even fashion, leaving a small gap between each piece.
  • Gently Grease the skewers: To encourage browning and keep the chicken skewers from sticking to the air fryer basket, lightly coat them with cooking spray or oil.
  • Arrange in a Single Layer: Pack the air fryer basket with the chicken skewers in a single layer. Overcrowding can cause uneven cooking by obstructing airflow.
  • Flip and Rotate: To guarantee uniform browning on all sides, flip the chicken skewers if needed halfway through the cooking process. Use the rotating basket on your air fryer if it has one to ensure consistent frying.

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