Air fryer chicken teriyaki

How do you make chicken teriyaki in an air fryer? 

This recipe is super simple – take your boneless skinless chicken thighs – a MUST for this recipe. When you take your thighs out of the package – rinse them off and they sort of unfold. Slice them in half length-wise to make long skinny pieces. Pitch them in a ziploc bag. 

Then add all the marinade ingredients to the bag! There’s a lot of delicious flavors you’re mixing together: hoisin, pineapple juice, soy sauce and lots of seasonings! There are also TWO secret ingredients! 

After the chicken has marinated overnight – you skewer them onto wood skewers. I used short 6″ skewers so that I could fit a couple rows into my air fryer. 


  1. 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs
  2. 1/4 cup Sugar
  3. 2 Tbsp Pineapple Juice
  4. 1 Tbsp White Wine (or Sherry Wine – I had some leftover from my pumpkin pie!)
  5. 1/4 tsp cumin
  6. 1/4 tsp coriander
  7. 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  8. 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  9. 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  10. 1/4 tsp Salt
  11. 1/8 tsp White Pepper
  12. 2 tsp Hoisin Sauce
  13. 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  14. 3 Tbsp Korean BBQ Sauce (or Bull Head BBQ Sauce) 
  15. Optional Ingredients: 
  16. Beet Juice or Red Food Coloring for colo
  1. Lay out boneless skinless thighs on cutting board and cut them in half lengthwise and place in ziplock bag
    1. Mix remaining ingredients in bag with chicken and mush the marinade all around the thighs to mix ingredients together. 
    2. Marinate in fridge overnight
    3. Using 6 inch wood skewers – skewer the chicken thigh pieces and set in air fryer. 
    4. Air fry at 350 for 10 min – flip – air fry 10 min more


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