Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab


If you love zesty and exciting flavors then you need lemon pepper chicken; it is citrusy, spicy, and so delicious. With this Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab recipe, you can make delicious Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs that will blow you away with fresh flavor!

Why You’ll Love This Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab

Zesty Flavor – The Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab one-two punch of lemon and pepper makes for an unforgettable zesty and fresh chicken flavor!

Air Fried Ease – Kebabs are often grilled but with this simple recipe and the help of an air fryer, you can have tasty grilled flavor inside!

Fun Food on a Stick – Skewers bring out the kid in us all! It is just so fun to eat food on a stick and skewers have never tasted this great before!

Great for Get-Togethers – Everyone loves the taste of lemon pepper so why not serve these easy handheld bites at your next game day or soiree!?


Wooden Skewers Wooden skewers are a great choice for this Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab recipe. Just remember to soak the skewers well before using them so they do not burn. You can use metal skewers in an air fryer; however, metal skewers tend to be too long for the air fryer, so make sure your skewers fit before getting started.

Air Fryer An air fryer is the perfect cooking device for these skewers because it delivers the grilled look and texture without having to spark up the coals!


Chicken For this delectable chicken recipe choose boneless skinless, chicken breast and cut them into cubes. Try to slice the chicken evenly so that it cooks evenly.

Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice To make the delicious lemon pepper flavor you will need both the zest and juice of a fresh lemon which is perfect because zesting loosens up the juice inside the fruit so when you squeeze it you will get even more citrusy juice!

Pepper You will need plenty of pepper to build the tasty lemon pepper savor needed for this chicken. Choose freshly cracked or ground black pepper to use in both the marinade and the lemon pepper glaze.

Salt Kosher or sea salt helps to highlight the complex spiced flavors of citrus pepper, and chicken in this delicious cook.

Paprika Paprika adds a little color and peppery punch to both the marinade and chicken glaze. Either smoked or sweet paprika will work but the smoky notes in smoked paprika are very nice in this Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab recipe.

Garlic Powder Garlic powder makes everything taste better! A little of this in the marinade helps to round out the zippy flavor!

Dried Parsley Dried parsley brings everything together with a welcome herbal and leafy flavor. You can substitute this ingredient with fresh chopped parsley but if using fresh be sure to use a bit extra to get the same herb flavor.

Olive Oil This helps to add a little fat to the chicken. You can trade olive oil for another light oil of your choosing. Avocado oil almond oil, and coconut oil are all great swaps.

Butter A touch of rich butter flavor adds a nice creaminess to this finished chicken.

Erythritol This powdered sweetener helps to balance all the zesty and salty flavors in this dish. You can substitute this ingredient with another powdered sugar-free sweetener if you prefer.

Expert Tips for This Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab Recipe

If your wooden skewers are too long for the air fryer, use kitchen scissors to cut them down to size.If you want to share this delicious dish at your next BBQ party, try marinating and skewering the chicken as directed but rather than air fry cook them on the grill!

How to Serve Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab

These chicken skewers are so rich and savory that they need a veggie! Serve them warm with a fresh salad to balance the zesty lemon pepper flavor, or try them with a fresh veggie medley! Anything that you pair with this dish will shine thanks to this delicious chicken!

How to Store Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab

  • These skewers are easy to store! First, allow the chicken to cool completely, optionally remove the meat from the skewers, and then place it into an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat the chicken in a microwave by placing it on a microwave-safe plate and heating it for up to 2 minutes.
  • Alternatively, reheat the chicken in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 to 10 minutes or until warm throughout.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course


Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebab Recipe


      Chicken and Marinade Ingredients

      • 500 gram chicken cut into bite-size cubes.
      • zest of 1 lemon
      • 1 tsp pepper
      • ½ tsp salt
      • 1 tsp paprika
      • 1 tsp garlic powder
      • 1 tsp dried parsley
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      • wooden BBQ skewers soak them in water before you use them

      Lemon Pepper Sauce Ingredients

      • 1 tbsp butter melted
      • 1 tsp pepper
      • ½ salt
      • 1 tsp erythritol
      • the juice of one lemon
      • 1 tsp paprika



      • Place the chicken in a bowl.
      • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and then pour the mixture over the chicken. Massage the marinade into the chicken until well coated.
      • Thread the chicken onto the skewers.
      • Place the skewers in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 200°C/400°F.
      • Flip the skewers and air fry again for another 10-12 minutes.
      • While they cook, in a separate bowl, melt the butter and add all the remaining lemon pepper sauce ingredients.
      • Mix well to combine and brush the sauce over the chicken skewers.

      Enjoy your Pure Plate!


        Keyword Air Fryer, Chicken, High Protein, Keto, Lemon, Low carb, Quick & Easy

        Thank You!

        Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope when you make this Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabab recipe you enjoy it as much as me and my family did! If you do make these tasty kebabs, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

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