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Two quick air fryer Saturday meal ideas: Pitta pizza and Satay chicken skewers

Enjoy these delicious meals without spending hours in the kitchen.


Looking for delicious meals that come together in a flash? Try these two flavorful air fryer recipes that promise to satisfy your taste buds without keeping you tied to the kitchen.

Whether it’s a pizza craving or a desire for something savoury and skewered, these recipes have you covered.

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Pitta pizza and Satay chicken skewers

For Pitta pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 round wholemeal pitta breads
  • 3 tablespoons passata/strained tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons grated mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Basil leaves, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the air-fryer to 200 °C or 400 °F.
  2. Pop the pittas into the preheated air-fryer and air-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Remove the pittas from the air-fryer and spread a layer of the passata/strained tomatoes on the pittas, then scatter over the mozzarella, oregano, and oil. Return to the air-fryer and air-fry for a further 4 minutes.
  4. Scatter over the basil leaves and serve immediately.
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Pitta pizza

  • Author: Jenny Tschiesche/ Air-Fryer Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 round wholemeal pitta breads
  • 3 tablespoons passata/strained tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons grated mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Basil leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air-fryer to 200’C/400’F.
  2. Pop the pittas into the preheated air-fryer and air-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Remove the pittas from the air-fryer, and spread a layer of the passata/strained tomatoes on the pittas, then scatter over the mozzarella, oregano, and oil. Return to the air-fryer and air-fry for a further 4 minutes.
  4. Scatter over the basil leaves and serve immediately.

For Satay chicken skewers

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts, chopped into 3 x 3-cm/11/4 x 11/4-in. cubes

Two marinade

  • 200 ml/3/4 cup canned coconut milk (including the thick part from the can)
  • 1 plump garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Method

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then toss in the chopped chicken and stir to coat thoroughly. Leave it in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat the air-fryer to 190ºC/375ºF.
  3. Thread the chicken onto 8 metal skewers.
  4. Add to the preheated air-fryer (you may need to cook these in two batches, depending on the size of your air-fryer).
  5. Air-fry for 10 minutes.
  6. Check that the internal temperature of the chicken has reached at least 74 °C (165 °F) using a meat thermometer; if not, cook for another few minutes and then serve.
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Satay chicken skewers

  • Author: Jenny Tschiesche/Air-Fryer Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: greek

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into 3 x 3-cm/11/4 x 11/4-in. cubes

Two marinade

  • 200 ml/3/4 cup canned coconut milk (including the thick part from the can)
  • 1 plump garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Instructions

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then toss in the chopped chicken and stir to coat thoroughly. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat the air-fryer to 190ºC/375ºF.
  3. Thread the chicken onto 8 metal skewers.
  4. Add to the preheated air-fryer (you may need to cook these in two batches, depending on the size of your air-fryer).
  5. Air-fry for 10 minutes.
  6. Check the internal temperature of the chicken has reached at least 74ºC/165ºF using a meat thermometer – if not, cook for another few minutes and then serve.

*These recipes were republished with permission from Penguin Random House

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