Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

If you’re in the mood for a dish that delivers big on flavor and simplicity, you can’t go wrong with Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers. Perfect for a quick family dinner or a hassle-free yet impressive dish for entertaining friends, this recipe promises to be a crowd-pleaser. Let’s dive into how to make these delightful skewers that combine the punchy flavors of garlic, parmesan, and a kick of hot sauce.


To get started, gather the following ingredients:

For the Chicken:

  • 2 lbs of chicken (tenders, thighs, or breast work well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (adjust based on your preference)
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced

Chicken Seasonings:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Prep and Skewer Chicken:

  1. Soak your wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning during cooking.
  2. Mix the seasonings (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper) in a small bowl.
  3. Cut the chicken into 3-inch pieces, then toss them in olive oil and the prepared seasoning mix.
  4. Thread the chicken onto the soaked skewers, packing them tightly with no space in between.

Making the Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat, then add the minced garlic.
  2. Once the garlic is fragrant and the butter has partially melted, add the red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and parsley, whisking to combine.
  3. Stir in the grated parmesan until the sauce is smooth and fully combined.

Cooking the Chicken:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook the skewers for 5 minutes, then flip them.
  3. Baste the skewers with the garlic parmesan butter sauce, then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Flip and baste again, and finish cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which should take about 5-6 more minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these flavorful skewers hot off the air fryer, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and extra parmesan if desired. They pair beautifully with a side of light salad, some roasted vegetables, or even over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes for a more filling meal.


Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers are not only bursting with tantalizing flavors but are also incredibly easy to prepare. With a total prep and cooking time of just 35 minutes, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a quick yet delicious meal. Whether it’s a busy weekday dinner or a casual weekend gathering, these skewers are sure to satisfy everyone at the table. Enjoy your meal, and don’t forget to baste generously for that perfect flavor punch!


  •  Total Time: 35 minutes
  •  Yield: 6 

Prep and Skewer Chicken:
Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
Combine chicken seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
Cut chicken into 3″ pieces and toss in olive oil and spices.
Pack onto skewers tightly with no space in between.
Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:
Heat butter and garlic until partially melted, then add red pepper flakes, hot sauce, parsley, and parmesan, whisking until combined.
Cook The Chicken:
Cook skewers in air fryer at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, flip, baste with sauce, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Flip, baste again, and finish cooking until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (about 5-6 more minutes).


2 lbs chicken tenders, thighs or breast
2 tbsp olive oil
Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:
1 stick butter
810 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
1 tbsp hot sauce (more if desired)
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
Chicken Seasonings:
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers are a savory delight, perfect for any gathering or a quiet dinner at home. Made with succulent chicken and basted in a rich garlic parmesan butter, these skewers are cooked to perfection in an air fryer for a quick and easy meal. Whether served as an appetizer or a main dish over a bed of rice, these skewers promise a mouth-watering experience.Indulge in the luxurious taste of garlic mingled with freshly grated parmesan, layered over tender chicken that falls right off the skewer. This dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers a visually appealing meal that’s as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

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