Air Fryer Chicken And Broccoli

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This air fryer chicken and broccoli has a light Asian-inspired sauce that adds a delightful flavor to a light, low-carb meal, and it’s quick to make in the air fryer.

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Chicken and broccoli in the air fryer
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If you’re looking for a new way to make chicken and broccoli, and have it be healthy and delicious, this air fryer meal is a great way to go. You just chop the broccoli and chicken into bite-sized pieces, toss them with the sauce, and cook them in the air fryer.

Super simple, yet so flavorful and you don’t have to worry about the amount of carbs you’re consuming. I find this meal to be perfect for the family because it can be served with or without rice to suit different diets.

Ingredients You’ll Need

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.

Raw ingredients on the counter

The only things you’ll need are:

  • 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
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken & Broccoli

When you’re chopping your chicken and broccoli, try to make them roughly the same size pieces so they cook at the same rate. If you cut one smaller than the other, it could lead to one being done before the other.

Uncooked chicken and broccoli in the air fryer

Combine the chicken and broccoli in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients. There is no sugar in this sauce, but if you feel that it needs a bit of sweetness, you could add a small amount of sugar substitute, to reach your desired sweetness level.

I use allulose as a sugar substitute. You can use Swerve, monkfruit, Erythritol or Xylitol. It’s really up to you. The reason I use allulose is because it’s a no calorie no carb sweetener like erythritol, but it doesn’t have the cooling effect. I get allulose directly through Wholesome Yum. I think you’ll really like it, especially if you also don’t like the cooling effect.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli in the bowl and toss to coat. You don’t need to spray the basket with oil because the food has already been coated with spray. If you want to use a parchment paper liner, that can make clean up quite a bit easier.

Chicken and broccoli in the air fryer

Add the chicken and broccoli to the air fryer. Cook on 370°F (185°C) for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

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Chicken and broccoli in the air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken & Broccoli

This air fryer chicken and broccoli has a light Asian-inspired sauce that adds a delightful flavor to a light, low-carb meal, and it's quick to make in the air fryer.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken and broccoli in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha, garlic, salt and pepper. 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 175 °F.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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