HEALTHY AIR FRYER CHICKEN AND VEGGIES
This flavourful and easy-to-make dish for air fryer chicken and veggies is packed with nutrition. In less than 20 minutes, it becomes a full and nutritious keto or low-carb dinner!
Serving something so delicious and healthful with such fresh and flavorful ingredients will make you feel good. The vegetables give the dish flavour and colour, while the roasted chicken is moist, juicy, and wonderful.
Additionally, there’s no need to bother about breading this air fryer chicken. The chicken and veggies pair wonderfully with the perfectly balanced flavours. And this air-fried chicken recipe makes a terrific foundation recipe if you want to experiment with different flavour combinations with different ingredients. Making recipes that I can adjust based on my mood each day always brings me happiness.
Eating fresh cuisine with lots of vegetables always makes you feel happy. In this manner, I am certain that we are consuming enough wholesome nutrients and avoiding constant overindulgence in junk food. It is also naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and low in carbohydrates. Moreover, you can prepare this dinner even on nights when you have a lot going on because it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.
Is there ever a dinner you can’t eat that messes up just one pan—in this case, the air fryer—? I am aware that I cannot! It’s really easy to clean up, and you’ll be glad you gave it try.
All you need to prepare nutritious air-fried chicken and vegetables
Chicken breasts: Cooking a chopped chicken breast in advance can ensure it cooks more quickly and evenly. It will take longer if the parts are larger.
Bell peppers: Dice any variety of bell peppers, or choose your favourite colour. Go with what you like most, although I adore red because it’s a little sweeter and adds colour.
Zucchini: It tastes amazing to roast them in an air fryer! Once you taste it, you will want to prepare it this way often. Delicious!
Broccoli: I adore that this air fryer dish works well with both frozen and fresh broccoli. When you don’t have any fresh ones on hand, this is great.
Onion: Finely chop some onions to lend a flavorful punch to the chicken and vegetables.
Garlic: Since we’re already using garlic powder, adding the actual garlic is optional, but it tastes so much better!
Olive oil: You don’t need a lot of oil when cooking in an air fryer. Compared to deep-frying your food the way fast-food chains do, this is a far healthier option.
Seasonings: I adore utilising a blend of spices to give the chicken and veggies taste. My go-to flavours are garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chilli powder (or paprika), and salt. But feel free to substitute cajun, lemon-pepper, or any other flavour you like.
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING AIR FRYER VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN
It’s really simple to make this chicken recipe in the air fryer. Just cut the chicken and veggies into bite-sized pieces and transfer them to a big bowl.
Coat the chicken and vegetables uniformly by combining the oil and seasonings. After that, cook the chicken and veggies in the air fryer. Give them a shake and carry on frying after they have cooked for around five minutes. Continue frying until the chicken is cooked through and all of the food is charred. If the capacity of your air fryer is little, you might have to operate in batches.
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING AIR FRYER VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN
- One pound of bite-sized chunks of diced chicken breast (2–3 medium chicken breasts)
- One cup of fresh or frozen broccoli florets
- 1 chopped zucchini ▿1 chopped bell pepper (whatever colour you like)
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 2 minced or crushed garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon each of chilli powder
- 1/2 garlic powder
- 1/2 salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning or your preferred spice mixture
METHOD FOR MAKING AIR FRYER VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN
- Set the temperature of the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the chicken and vegetables into bite-sized pieces and add them to a big mixing bowl.
- Incorporate the seasoning and oil into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Place the chicken and vegetables into the preheated air fryer. Cook, shaking halfway through, for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are blackened. You might need to cook them in batches of two or three if your air fryer is small.
Spices: Use your preferred spice blend in place of the Italian seasoning. Any other blend, like taco, cajun, or lemon pepper, also works rather well! Just make sure that if salt is already present in the blend, it is reduced.
Veggies: You can swap out veggies with your preferred fast-cooking vegetables. Before using an air fryer, let potatoes air fry for ten minutes.
Serving: One serving 230 k cal of calories, 8 g of carbohydrates, 26 g of protein, and 10 g of fat Two gram mes of saturated fat Calcium: 50 mg, Iron: 1 mg, Sodium: 437 mg, Potassium: 734 mg, Fibre: 3 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 1584 I U, Vitamin C: 79 mg