These delicious little bites of chicken are a lovely Turkish dish called Tavuk Shish and guess what? They’re low carb, keto, and just perfect for the Air Fryer.
Tavuk Shish is actually a chicken kabab, but I’m lazy/efficient so I don’t bother to use skewers when I make this in my Air Fryer. Rest assured, this still tastes fantastic, even without the sticks in the middle.
You could serve as little pieces of chicken, or you could “reverse skewer”, as I like to call it, and put it on skewer sticks after it’s been cooked. They look like kababs, but I don’t have to touch raw chicken long enough to skewer it. Win win!
If you like kebabs, I have several amazing kebab recipes! Check them all out HERE!
The marinade can technically be done in thirty minutes, but it can be left up to 24 hours for a full flavor infusion. The easiest way to do would be to put it in the night before and let it marinate overnight. The spice combination in this dish is incredible and you will want to taste every bit of it!
SERVINGS SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS TURKISH CHICKEN KABAB TAVUK SHISH
So typically you’d eat Tavuk Shish in a sandwich, or with rice. This differs a little by region and personal preference. I like to serve it with tzatziki and/or hummus and I’ve started using Joseph's pita bread which is both low carb and delicious. I’ve provided an Amazon affiliate link for the bread, but it’s a LOT cheaper at Walmart so I’d try that first to see if your local store has it.
EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE THIS AIR FRYER TURKISH CHICKEN KABAB TAVUK SHISH:
- Gowise Air Fryer or Philips Avance XL or Breville Smart Oven Air
- Meat Thermometer. Essential for Air Fryer cooking!
- AIr Fryer accessory set or 7-inch pan
- Tongs to move stuff around. I use either these big silicone tongs or this set of Smaller Tongs which are easier on my hands
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- My favorite cutting board
- Good set of knives
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Tavuk shish is actually a chicken kebab but I’m lazy/efficient so I don’t bother to use skewers when I make this in my air fryer. Rest assured, this still tastes fantastic even with the missing sticks in the middle. You could serve as pieces of chicken, or you could ͞reverse skewer͟ as I like to call it—which is to skewer the cooked pieces of chicken onto cute little skewers. They look like kababs but I don’t have to touch raw chicken long enough to have to skewer it. Win win!
In a large bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice, oil, salt, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne pepper until the spices are well-blended into the yogurt.
Add the chicken pieces and mix until the chicken is well-coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in single layer in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 370ºF and cook the chicken for 10 minutes.
Open the air fryer and flip over the chicken. Set the air fryer to 370ºF and cook the chicken for another 5 minutes.
Test with a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 150ºF before serving.