This air fryer chicken and broccoli is easy to make, and jam packed with flavor. Plus, the entire dish is ready in under 30 minutes. The chicken is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Paired with the crispy broccoli, onions and delicious brown sauce, and you’re in for one tasty meal.

Serve this dish alongside cooked rice for a heartier meal or keep it lower carb by enjoying it as is. You would also serve it over a bed of warm rice noodles for a fun and tasty twist.

Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken – For this recipe, you’ll need one pound or about two chicken breasts. I like using Smart Chicken brand because it is the highest quality. Cube the chicken into even, bite-sized pieces and add it to a large mixing bowl.

Broccoli / Onions – You’ll need 6-8 ounces of broccoli florets for this recipe. You’ll also need to slice an onion into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Marinade / Brown Sauce – Combine avocado oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, low sodium soy sauce, light brown sugar and water in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Pour HALF of the marinade over the chicken, broccoli and onion. Season with cracked black pepper and toss until well coated. Then, add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and ¼ cup water to the remaining marinade. Mix well. Pour this mixture into a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until the garlic and ginger have softened, and the sauce has thickened to your liking. If the sauce gets too tight add a touch more water. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and broccoli and enjoy hot!

Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli

In a mixing bowl, combine avocado oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar, light brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, water. Mix well.

Cube the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add it to a mixing bowl. Add the sliced onion and broccoli florets to the bowl with the chicken. Pour about HALF of the marinade over the chicken broccoli and onion. Toss until well coated and season with cracked black pepper.

Add the cubed chicken to the air fryer basket and fry for 18 minutes at 375 degrees. Be sure to toss halfway through cooking. While the chicken is air frying, take the remaining marinade and add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and ¼ cup more water. Mix well.

Pour this mixture into a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until the garlic and ginger have softened, and the sauce has thickened. If it gets too tight add a touch more water. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and broccoli and enjoy hot!

Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until warmed through.

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Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli – Healthyish Foods

Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli

This air fryer chicken and broccoli is easy to make, and jam packed with flavor. Plus, the entire dish is ready in under 30 minutes.
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Ingredients

Chicken and Broccoli

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, cubed, Smart Chicken
  • 6-8 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced
  • cracked black pepper, to taste

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water

Add the Following to the Remaining Marinade

  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water

Equipment

  • 1 4-qt air fryer
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine avocado oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar, light brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, water. Mix well.
  • Cube the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add it to a mixing bowl. Add the sliced onion and broccoli florets to the bowl with the chicken. Pour about HALF of the marinade over the chicken broccoli and onion. Toss until well coated and season with cracked black pepper.
  • Add the cubed marinated chicken to the air fryer basket and fry for 18 minutes at 375 degrees. Be sure to toss halfway through cooking.
  • While the chicken is air frying, take the remaining marinade and add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and ¼ cup more water. Mix well.
  • Pour this mixture into a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until the garlic and ginger have softened, and the sauce has thickened. If it gets too tight add a touch more water. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and broccoli and enjoy hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 301kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 730mg, Potassium: 727mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg