December 8, 2022

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Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables

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Make Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables for lunch or dinner when you need something quick! This dish is packed with healthy veggies and juicy chicken that make it a tasty low-carb option. All done in under 30 minutes!

Cooked chicken and veggies in the air fryer basket.
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Why This Recipe Works

My air fryer has yet to fail me. It’s unbeatable when it comes to quick meals, especially when I am short on time. This Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables is done in about 20 minutes, which includes prep. The ingredients list is simple, but the result is delicious! This meal is healthy, packed with protein and fiber, and it’s low-carb and quick to whip up.

Trust me, you will make this recipe once and add it to your weekly menu. It’s a time-saver and a delicious meal that a whole family enjoys!

Ingredients:

Ingredients for air fryer chicken and vegetables on a gray board.
  • chicken breast: cut into bite-size pieces
  • broccoli: chopped into small florets
  • bell peppers: add sweet flavor and crisp texture. I used red and yellow to add color.
  • zucchini: seasonal veggie that cooks fast;
  • onion: adds flavor;
  • garlic: aromatic that rounds up the flavors in this dish;
  • seasoning: salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes;

What other vegetables can be added to this dish?

Use this recipe as a base and adjust the ingredients to your preferences. You can add mushrooms, yellow squash, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, celery, etc. If you want to add root vegetables, like potatoes or carrots, keep in mind that they will need more cooking time. Cook them first for 10 minutes, then add chicken and softer veggies.

How to make chicken and vegetables in the air fryer?

  • Start by cutting the chicken into the same-size pieces.
  • Pour half of the oil over the chicken and sprinkle with half of the seasoning. Toss to coat.
Raw chicken pieces with seasoning in a white bowl.
  • Chop vegetables and toss with remaining oil and seasoning.
  • Combine all ingredients.
Chopped raw vegetables with seasoning in a glass bowl.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 3 minutes.
  • Arrange all ingredients in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, shake the basket and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more.
Raw chicken and vegetables in the air fryer basket.

Helpful tips:

  • Cut chicken into same-size pieces. This will ensure even cooking.
  • Tossing chicken with seasoning separately from vegetables ensures that each piece is seasoned. Veggies have more flavor than chicken.
  • Know your appliance. There are so many air fryers on the market, some with dual heating elements. Those won’t require shaking the basket halfway through the cooking cycle. Also, as with traditional ovens, each air fryer is different. Check on the dish a few minutes before the set timer.
  • Use different seasoning mix. Cajun, fajita, or even taco works great here!
Side shot of chicken and veggies on a plate with blue rim and fork.

Recipe FAQs

How to serve this dish?

This dish is delicious on its own but you can serve it in many ways: with rice, quinoa, or pasta. You can make it to serve right away or prep and portion for meals to enjoy throughout the week.

How to store and reheat this dish?

All leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, for up to 3 days. Reheat this dish easily in the air fryer, stove top, or microwave. To reheat in the air fryer, set the temperature to 350 degrees and timer for 5 minutes.

Can I use chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts?

Absolutely! Thighs have more flavor and remain juicier after cooking. Use what you like or have available.

Chicken and vegetables on a white plate with blue rim.

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Cooked chicken and veggies in the air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables

Make Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables for lunch or dinner when you need something quick! This dish is packed with healthy veggies and juicy chicken that make it a tasty low-carb option.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 20 mins

Course Main Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 4 servings

Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients 

 

Instructions 

  • Slice the chicken breast into ½” thick strips, then each strip into 3 bite-size pieces. Place chicken in a bowl.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the seasoning: salt, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powders, Italian seasoning.

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of oil over chicken and sprinkle half of the seasoning mix. Stir with a spoon until each piece is seasoned.

  • Chop vegetables and place in a bowl. Toss with remaining oil and seasoning.

  • Combine chicken and vegetables.

  • Preheat air fryer to 400° for 3 minutes.

  • Arrange chicken and veggies in the air fryer basket.

  • Cook for 5 minutes, shake the basket and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more.

  • Serve garnished with crushed red pepper flakes and parsley.

Notes

  • There are so many air fryers on the market, some with dual heating elements. Those won’t require shaking the basket halfway through the cooking cycle. Also, as with traditional ovens, each air fryer is different. Check on the dish a few minutes before the set timer.
  • You can add mushrooms, yellow squash, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, celery, etc. If you want to add root vegetables, like potatoes or carrots, keep in mind that they will need more cooking time.
  • All leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, for up to 3 days. Reheat this dish easily in the air fryer, stove top, or microwave.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1523IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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