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Chicken Boti Kebab – Air Fryer Chicken Kebab

Have you jumped on the Air Fryer bandwagon yet? If not, this tender, juicy, and flavorful recipe for Chicken Boti Kabab – Air Fryer Chicken Kabab will assure you to.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3


  • Air Fryer


  • 1.5 pounds boneless chicken  (breasts or thighs)
  • 3 tbsp onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp water (to blend onions and poppy seeds)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 3/4 tbsp ginger garlic paste   (either freshly minced in equal quantities or store bought)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin      (jeera powder)
  • 3/4 tbsp ground coriander    (dhaniya powder)
  • 3 tsp red chili powder   (cayenne pepper)
  • 3 tbsp oil of choice (preferably mustard oil) (divided)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chickpea flour  (gram flour/besan)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 piece fast light charcoal



  • Dice the chicken to 2-inch cubes.
  • Grind the onions, poppy seeds, and water into a fine paste in a coffee grinder or spice grinder.
  • Create the marinade in a large bowl by mixing all the ingredients (Greek yogurt, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, ground cumin, ground coriander, red chili powder, 2 tbsp oil, salt, onion paste and poppy seed paste, chickpea flour, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice). Add in the chicken and mix well.
  • Place the stainless-steel bowl with coal in the center of the marinated chicken bowl. Light the coal and slowly add oil. It should catch fire.
  • Once the fire is minimized it will start releasing smoke. Cover the marinated chicken bowl with a lid. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to an hour.


  • When you are ready to cook, grease your air fryer basket with oil. I grease mine by rubbing, brushing, or spraying, oil on the bottom grate. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the chicken in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 18 minutes, at 360°F. When 8 minutes are remaining, flip the chicken gently with tongs and drizzle some oil. Close the basket and complete the cooking process.
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