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Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs

Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs 🍡 in 20 Minutes or Less!

Mmmmm. Kebabs are great on a grill, but how about the air fryer? Oh, yes! Totally possible & delish! Enjoy as an appetizer, side, or as the main meal! Easy to make & fun to eat!
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Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs 🍡

🔹Prep Time: 10 minutes
🔹Cook Time: 15-20 minutes @370
🔹SmartPoints (per skewer): 3
🔹Serves: 4 (with 1 skewer each)

❇️Ingredients:

  • Thick Chicken Breast cut into 2oz. squares (approx 24 oz)
  • 1 large Red Onion cut into large pieces (approx 1 cup)
  • 1-2 Bell Peppers cut into large pieces
  • Olive Oil (or similar) spray
  • Optional: Any seasonings. I used garlic powder & a pinch of salt.
  • Optional: Your favorite BBQ sauce

❇️Instructions:
1. Spray skewers & wire rack with a quick spritz of olive oil spray (this can be done without the rack, but cooking time may need to be adjusted & you may need to flip them once.)
2. Add pieces to skewers. 3 pieces of chicken on each plus onions and peppers.
3. Brush or spray with olive oil & add your preferred seasonings. I used a pinch of salt & a few shakes of garlic powder.
4. Place on prepared rack & cook for 15-20 minutes at 370. No flipping or turning.
5. Remove rack and drawer when finished and let meat rest for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove from skewers using tongs and enjoy with your favorite side dish or on top of a salad (cauliflower rice or brown rice or my sir fryer spicy zoodles)

Enjoy something that tastes almost like it was grilled, but without the actual grill!  Easy to make! Fun to eat!  Healthy meal!  This is my kind of dinner!

 

Double Up Super Juicy Air Fryer Chicken & Peppers

🔷 Double Up Super Juicy Air Fryer Chicken & Peppers 🔷

🤠Double Down or Double Up on your next air fryer batch!!! In a previous post, I shared my glee in making smaller chicken cutlets in the air fryer, but what about the big thick skinless chicken cutlets?  Would they be just as juicy?

😋Yep. Yes. For sure. Simply Amazing! 👍😍❤️

Chicken is a wonderful, lean meat, but I ALWAYS overdid my chicken…until NOW!  Once again, my air fryer is proving to be a real game changer in the kitchen!

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • SmartPoints: 4
  • Air Fryer Cook Time:

Cook Both veggies and chicken at the same time using a wire rack: 20 minutes @ 380 for chicken and 10 minutes for the peppers .  Always put the meat on the bottom so the juices do not drip onto the veggies.

🔷Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces skinless thick chicken breast – 3sp for one (and I made 3 at one time!)
  • Baby Bell Peppers (about 9-12) – 0sp
  • Olive Oil / Canola Spray – 1sp
  • McCormick Salt-Free Garlic & Herb seasoning – 0sp

🔷Instructions:

  1. Quick oil spray of bottom of air fryer basket
  2. Lay 3 chicken breasts in basket, spray tops with oil, & add seasonings
  3. Add wire rack on top of chicken
  4. Place baby bell peppers on rack & spray with olive oil spray. Adding sea or kosher salt is optional. (I do not use the salt)
  5. Cook for approximately 10 minutes at 380. Thickness of chicken breasts affects the cooking time, so adjust time as needed.
  6. At the 10 minute mark, use oven mitt and remove rack with bell peppers. They will be super hot, so just let them rest a bit.
  7. Continue cooking chicken breasts for at least 10 more minutes at the same temperature (380) or until fully cooked.
  8. Remove basket & drawer from air fryer & let chicken rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve & Enjoy oven roasted food in less time with your air fryer.

🔸The small wire rack I own is: The Philips HD9905/00 Air Fryer Double Layer  (Bought on Amazon) And it fits nicely in my Farberware air fryer.   It came with skewers, too.

♨️My preferred air fryer model is:  Farberware 5L Digital Air Fryer, White – bought on Walmart.com for 99$ plus free 2 day shipping

Try Doubling Up on your protein & veggies in one air fryer session!

 

Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken for the WIN!

Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken For The Win!

⭐️More juicy air fried chicken!⭐️
🍗More like ‘air-baked’ in a super juicy way!❤️

Tonight, I learned that some air fryer recipes can save me TIME & turn out just a little bit tastier!
(recipe at bottom)

😃So, Besides my delicious 2sp air fryer shrimp melt (see previous post), I also made cornflake chicken in the air fryer tonight AND the toaster oven so the family could do a true comparison. I can only fit 4 chicken drumsticks in my 3.2 quart Farberware air fryer, so I wanted to make the rest at the same time….

The family agreed that the chicken in the AIR FRYER edged out our traditional oven cooked version that I have made for years.

🤔WHY? Because the air fryer version of my traditional cornflake chicken was so juicy, it almost squirts at you! 🤣One of my kids pointed out that the cornflake crust was evenly cooked all around instead of a little mashed down and squished on one side (which when I remember to use a wire rack, I can avoid that, but I usually skip it as it would be one more thing to clean).

BUT another reason my traditional recipe gets a big plus in my book was because it only takes ❇️20 minutes❇️ in the air fryer, but it takes approx. 45 minutes at 350 in my toaster oven.

 ⏲Time saving AND juicy? Oh, yeah!

RECIPE:

🔹Cornflake Chicken Drumsticks🔹

🔸Prep Time: 10-15 min
🔸Cook time: 20 minutes in air fryer at 370, 45 minutes in oven
🔸SmartPoints: 13sp for 2 chicken drumsticks or 7sp for 1
(always put your own info into the recipe builder for accuracy)
🔸Serves: 4 with two pieces per person

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1/4 cup Wondra (or any flour)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • Splash of Milk (up to 2 tbsp of skim or any milk)
  • 2 cups cornflakes (I used Kellogg’s)
  • Cooking spray or I like Canola Oil Spray

Instructions:
1. Spray air fryer with canola oil spray
2. Use 3 bowls for dipping the chicken into:
1. Wondra with a little salt and pepper
2. Whisk the two eggs & milk
3. Crush the two cups of cornflakes
3. Wash & Dry defrosted or fresh chicken drumsticks
4. Dip each in flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and finally, coat with the cornflakes
5. Place into air fryer leaving a little space around each one for air flow.
6. Spray the tops with canola oil spray (or similar)
7. Bake at 370 for 10 minutes, then pull out basket and flip each piece over, respray the tops and bake for 10 more minutes or until juices run clear.

🔆Then, get out a napkin because these chicken legs will be super duper juicy! Enjoy!

Additional Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear
  • Spray Pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
  • If you have a wire rack that fits inside the baking pan, you can use that as well, but spray it first so nothing sticks to it.

👩‍🍳Someday I will leave the kitchen…someday when I get tired of air frying! Oh, my! I have been having a blast learning how to use this new gadget. I love a tool that can make my life easier and better….and tastier! Oh, how fabulous! Just had to share!

I am also sharing the almost identical Cornflake Chicken boneless thighs recipe.  Great for sandwiches!

🔹Disneylady’s Cornflake Chicken Boneless Thighs🔹
Air Fryer or Oven
(If you need a lot of them, you’ll have to make them in the oven, but the air fryer rocks and is easier to clean than a giant pan and wire rack)
#disneyladyscornflakechickenthighs

🔸Serving Size: 2 pieces
SmartPoints: 8 sp for 2 thighs or 4 sp for 1 thigh
(But always calculate your own ingredients in the recipe builder as the weight of the raw thighs will vary with every package you purchase)

🔹Ingredients:
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (approx 2 lbs)
1/4 cup Wondra (or any flour)
Salt & Pepper
2 Eggs
Splash of Milk (up to 2 tbsp of skim or any milk)
2 cups cornflakes (I used Kellogg’s)
Cooking spray or I like Canola Oil Spray

🔹General Air Fryer Instructions:
1. Spray air fryer with canola oil spray
2. Use 3 bowls for dipping the chicken into:
1. Wondra with a little salt and pepper
2. Whisk the two eggs & milk
3. Crush the two cups of cornflakes
3. Wash & Dry defrosted or fresh chicken thighs.
4. Dip each in flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and finally, coat with the cornflakes
5. Place into air fryer leaving a little space around each one for air flow.
6. Spray the tops with canola oil spray (or similar)
7. Bake at 370 for 9 minutes, then pull out basket and flip each piece over, respray the tops and bake for 7-9 more minutes or until juices run clear. Baking time depends on how thick they are.

🔆These make GREAT chicken sandwiches or as a main entree! Juicy and delicious! Crunchy and a joy to eat!!! YUM!!!!

💠Additional Oven Instructions:
Follow all the same prep directions…
Preheat oven to 350.
Bake 20-30 minutes or more…..or until juices run clear. Cooking time depends on thickness of the chicken thighs.
Spray Pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
If you have a wire rack that fits inside the baking pan, you can use that as well, but spray it first so nothing sticks to it. Nice to flip them halfway through cooking.

Mmmm. Crispy Cornflake Chicken Thighs!

Mmmm. Crispy Cornflake Chicken Thighs!

 

Oh, so, juicy!!!! OMG!

Air Fryer Nirvana: JUICY filet mignon & JUICY Cornish Hens

Hello, Air Fryer Nirvana! 🔴LIfe-Changing JUICY filet mignon & Life-Changing JUICY Cornish Hens 🔴 made separately in my little 3.2 quart Farberware Air Fryer?

Hello, Air Fryer Nirvana! Why?  Because the air fryer made these meats better than I ever have!!! 

(4 Recipes at bottom of post)

👍My previous air frying recipes this week didn’t prepare my family, or me, for the beyond-juicy & tasty-deliciousness we encountered with tonight’s meal!  I am not sure words can do these home-cooked meals justice, but here it goes:

🍽I made filet mignon in my air fryer and it is probably the best steak I have made all year.  Almost no gristle and each bite was tender & overflowing with juices.  I served it with my air fryer hash browns and air fryer carrot chips.

🍗Then, I made 2 Cornish Hens (in separate batches) and they were both the juiciest and most delicious chickens I have ever had in my own home.  The skin was completely crispy on the outside and again, overflowing with juices in the inside.  It was BETTER than the 2 rotisserie chickens I buy every week.

🔴I said, “this air fryer thing is game-changing!”🔴

But it was one of my daughters who said, 

“NO, MOM, these dinners are LIFE-CHANGING!!  They are just so amazing!”  

She’s right because the road to better meals at home 

just made a sharp turn into Tasteville, USA and we are never going back.

😉I am not a chef.  I only want to cook easy, quick things that taste delicious.  I love a good gourmet meal like anyone else, but I have 3 kids and an unofficial degree in short-order cooking. I joined Weight Watchers last year and I’ve lost -47 pounds and my journey to healthier, smarter eating is on a straight path to goal & maintainence.  The ability to cook something insanely delicious like this has me so very excited for all the future possiblities.

 

I am also including the recipes for the 🥔Hash Brown/Potato Pancakes as they were a delicious side dish and could be used for breakfast or dinner.  The 🥕carrot chips still need work, but I am including my recipe, but am open to any ideas you may have on how to make them better (just list in the comments below).  Making the carrot ships was a nice way for me to eat a bunch of carrots.

👩‍🍳Here are my oh-so-simple recipes:

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Chicken Cutlets for Newbie Air Fryers

Juicy Air Fried Chicken Cutlets: I Am Such A Newbie!

Oh, I am such an air fryer newbie!!! 😜

I decided to start with something simple, like chicken cutlets. 🍗

(Recipe at bottom)

My new kitchen air fryer gadget was all ready for use, and I felt some trepidation about starting all over with a new way to cook.

Click Here to read about my new Farberware air fryer

After all, I am not a natural cook and have pushed myself over the past few years to learn how to actually cook because I have 3 kids who need to eat, too. I knew take out wasn’t great for them, but we needed more variety so I had to increase my recipe repertoire. Soooo…since January, 2016, my Weight Watchers weight loss journey has encouraged me to take chances in the kitchen so I can know exactly what I am eating when I am home. I cook more now, than I have ever cooked in my life, but I am by no means a chef.

❤️But, I LOVE TO EAT!😍

Chicken Cutlets have always been my downfall because I always overdo them or undercook them whether it is on the cooktop, oven, toaster oven, or microwave, so I was excited to see if an air fryer could change my luck…and it did!

👍Yes! I made some thinly sliced chicken cutlets two ways & both came out juicy and delicious. 👍We enjoyed the ones brushed with canola oil, more than the ones without, but both were delish! 👍

Here’s the simple recipe:

🔹Easy-Peasy Air Fried Chicken Cutlets🔹

Cook Time: 10 minutes (adjust for your own unit)

🔘Ingredients:

  • 2 thin cutlets (5.5 oz total)
  • seasonings of your choice (I used onion powders, garlic powders, and paprika)
  • canola oil, 1 teaspoon (can work for 4 cutlets as well, but I used it all on the two)
  • basting brush is useful

🔘Instructions:

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 360.
  2. With Oil: Prepare chicken cutlets by brushing both sides with 1 tsp canola oil & then add the seasonings of your choice. I used my favorites: garlic powder, onion powder, & paprika. That’s it!
  3. Take basket out of air fryer and spray with non-stick or canola oil spray so the cutlets do not stick.
  4. Gently lay 2 cutlets into basket
  5. Cook for approx. 10 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Omitting the oil doesn’t change the cook time.

🍗😊Enjoy perfectly juicy chicken cutlets! Total Yum!

Note:  Spray Oils can work well and can save you calories/SmartPoints, but I really like to measure my oils out when I can.  I also think that with chicken, I get more flavor when I use actual oil vs. the spray.

👩‍🍳SmartPoints Info: 3 sp for two 5.5 ounce chicken cutlets with 1 tsp of canola oil or 2 sp for the same cutlets without the oil. Always put your own ingredients into the recipe builder on the app for accuracy & then you can save your individual recipe.

Nom Nom! I am so thrilled to finally have something that can help me make juicy chicken cutlets, a lean meat and high in protein!  Just love them, but never mastered them, until now!

Will I use it more than my ovens?  Time will tell. I will use it for Chicken cutlets though!

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