Spicy Chicken Jerky in the Air Fryer


Chicken jerky? Who knew? And who knew you could make jerky in an air fryer? Plan ahead for this spicy snack as the chicken needs time to marinate and air-fry.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time:
16 hrs
Total Time:
17 hrs 40 mins
6 skewers


  • 2 (5 ounce) boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • ½ cup mojo criollo marinade (such as Goya®)

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 6 wooden skewers


  1. Combine chicken strips, marinade, and Cajun seasoning in a resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Measure skewers to fit across the air fryer basket, slightly overlapping the edge. Trim off excess length.

  3. Preheat the air fryer to 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) for 10 minutes.

  4. Thread chicken strips onto skewers, leaving room in between each strip, while the air fryer is preheating.

  5. Air fry for 1 hour 15 minutes. Adjust cooking time as most air fryers have a maximum setting of 30 minutes. Rearrange the skewers during the reset time.

  6. Increase temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) and air fry for an additional 15 minutes.

  7. Remove strips to a paper towel-lined storage container. Seal. Allow to rest overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

54 Calories
1g Fat
0g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 10g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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