Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli

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This Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli has a light Asian-inspired sauce that adds a delightful flavor to a light meal that’s easy to make in the air fryer.

Chicken and broccoli on a plate

When you’re in a hurry, but want a delicious and satisfying meal, this is the dish to turn to. It’s super easy to make this chicken and broccoli dish in the air fryer. It gets just the right amount of crispy, while cooking the broccoli to perfection.

The only thing you have to do here is cut the chicken and the broccoli into pieces, mix with the sauce, and toss them in the air fryer basket. Super simple, yet so flavorful. I find this meal to be perfect for the family because it can be served with or without rice to suit different diets.

» You might also like this Perfect Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for chicken and broccoli

The sauce on this dish is very tasty and adds a little more pizzazz to your meal, but you can leave it off, if you like, for a lower-calorie option, or you can use a bottled sauce that you like.

  • Chicken – Mix it up by using breast or thigh meat.
  • Broccoli – A head of broccoli is perfect for 4 servings. You could also use different types of broccoli, like purple sprouting broccoli.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Sriracha – I prefer Huy Fung Foods Sriracha with the rooster on the bottle. Another brand that’s good is Flying Goose Sriracha with the goose on the bottle.

Helpful Tips

  • You can leave off the marinade if you wish and just season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  • Use chicken breast or thigh meat. 
  • If you cut the chicken into larger pieces, they may need more time to cook through.
  • Chicken should reach internal temp of 165°F(75°C).
Chicken and broccoli on a plate

Air Fryer Chicken & Broccoli

This air fryer chicken and broccoli has a light Asian-inspired sauce that adds a delightful flavor to a light meal that's easy to make in the air fryer.
4.9 from 56 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 225 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound (454 g) boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) garlic powder

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sriracha

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken and broccoli in roughly the same sized pieces and combine them together in a bowl. Toss them with the olive oil and sprinkle them with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha. Stir well.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and toss to coat.
  • Add the chicken and broccoli to the air fryer. Cook on 370°F (185°C) for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

Notes

  • You can leave off the marinade if you wish and just season with salt and pepper.
  • Use chicken breast or thigh meat.
  • If you cut the chicken into larger pieces, they may need more time to cook through.
  • Chicken should reach internal temp of 165°F.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 29gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 670mgPotassium: 922mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 984IUVitamin C: 138mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Broccoli, Chicken
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Variations & Substitutions

  • Different proteins: Feel free to use chicken thighs, or any other type of meat you like – beef, pork, shrimp.
  • Spice it up: Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes or drizzle on additional Sriracha to spice it up a bit more.
  • More veggies: You can also add other veggies like red, green, orange, or yellow bell pepper, carrots, or whatever you like. 
  • Season it: Use Cajun seasoning or Montreal Steak Seasoning to add more flavor – any seasoning goes!
Chicken and broccoli in the air fryer

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8 thoughts on “Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli

    • Laura Lynch says:

      Hi Lori, You can use any type of air fryer to make this recipe. I have both a basket style and a toaster oven style. You just place the chicken and broccoli in the tray and cook for the same time/temp mentioned in the recipe.

  1. Samantha Bushika says:

    5 stars
    I made this for my family to ight and my kids are the pickiest eaters I have ever known and they were both in the clean plate club tonight. We all were. Thanks so much, lovey! Delicious!

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