Air Fryer Chicken and Potatoes is a quick and easy dinner of herbed chicken breasts, baby potatoes and broccoli all cooked together in under 30 minutes!
I have a decent collection of sheet pan chicken dinners, but this is the first time I’ve made a one pan meal in the air fryer. It’s so simple this way, and you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen — a HUGE plus in the summer!
What I love most about cooking chicken breasts in the air fryer is that you get that gorgeous dark color on the outside, but inside, the meat stays nice and juicy. No more dry chicken, friends! And the potatoes are done perfectly — crispy skin on the outside and buttery soft inside.
My family absolutely loves this easy dinner, and I’ve made it 3 times in the last couple of weeks. And, since it cooks in less than 30 minutes, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.
How to Make Chicken Breasts with Potatoes and in the Air Fryer
Just season the chicken, and place it on one of the air fryer cooking racks. I have the Instant Pot Vortex, but this method works with any oven-style air fryer. You can use a basket air fryer, like the Ninja, but you’ll have to cook the food in batches if you’re making more than 1 or 2 chicken breasts.
Then, spray lightly with olive oil or avocado oil. This’ll help give the chicken that gorgeous color!
Next, place the baby potatoes on the other cooking tray, and spritz with olive oil. Then, add your seasoning mix.
How Long To Cook Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees, and place the trays into the air fryer. Because the chicken breasts were on the thick side, the cook time was 25 minutes. For thinner breasts, the cook time might be 20 minutes, and thicker ones might take 30 minutes. Keep in mind, both trays were full. I know a lot of you don’t bother preheating, so if you don’t, the cook time will be shorter.
Just be sure the chicken is at least 165 degrees internally, according to a meat thermometer. If it is, you’re good to go.
Switch the trays about halfway through the cooking process, and throw in some broccoli florets in the last 5 or 6 minutes. We like our broccoli on the crispy side, but you can cook it longer if you prefer softer veggies.
Baked Chicken with Potatoes and Broccoli
Don’t have an air fryer? No problem! You can bake the chicken and potatoes on one sheet pan at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Just like with the air fryer, add the broccoli during the last 5 minutes or so. Easy peasy!
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Air Fryer Chicken Dinner Recipe
Air Fryer Chicken and Potatoes
- Mix the salt, garlic powder, herbes de Provence, onions and pepper together in a small bowl
- Place the chicken and potatoes on air fryer cooking trays, and spritz potatoes with olive oil
- Season the chicken and potatoes with spice mixture, and spritz chicken with olive oil
- Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees, add chicken and potatoes to air fryer, and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating trays halfway through cooking cycle
- Add broccoli during last 5 to 6 minutes of cook time
- Chicken should be at least 165 degrees internally, according to a meat thermometer. If you need to add time, remove potatoes and broccoli to finish cooking chicken
I hope you enjoy this easy air fryer chicken dinner as much as we do!