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Air Fryer Malai Chicken Kebabs

2g Net Carbs
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time (optional) 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal


  • air fryer I use https://amzn.to/2ZZDCvZ
  • flat wooden skewers https://amzn.to/2O7O6a6


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 Jalapeño remove the seeds for mild
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt I use Fage 4%. It’s the lowest in carbs
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or any oil of choice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken thigh or breast if you prefer
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • non stick cooking spray to prevent sticking, it also helps the chicken brown


  • Blend the garlic, ginger, jalapeño, mint leaves, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, heavy cream, Greek yogurt, lime juice, and avocado oil in a blender.
  • Cut the boneless skinless chicken thighs into cubes.
  • Pour the marinade over chicken, add salt, pepper, and cumin. Mix, cover and set aside for 20 minutes or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 370° F for 5 minutes.
  • Thread the chicken onto the skewers and air fry for 8-9 minutes, then turn the skewers and cook for additional 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • If you don’t want to use an air fryer, you can bake these on a baking tray lined with parchment in preheated oven at 475° F until golden. Or grill on and indoor or outdoor grill. 
  • Serve with a side salad and my cilantro mint chutney.
  • Click on this link the chutney recipe, also makes a great salad dressing https://ketowithmona.com/2020/09/08/keto-smack-chicken-with-cilantro-mint-chutney/


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Serving: 1/4 recipeFiber: 0.6gCalories: 230kcalFat: 16.2gProtein: 18.9gCarbohydrates: 2.6g
Keyword air Fried Chicken, air fryer kebabs, easy chicken kebabs, malai chicken kebabs
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