Make meal times easy with this Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Vegetables recipe! Ready in less than 30 minutes, it yields tender, flavorful chicken with ease. Serve it on its own, or pair it with your favorite sides

two bowls of air fryer chicken breast with vegetables

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Chicken Breast With Vegetables 

There’s nothing more classic than a simple chicken dinner! It’s the perfect option for when you don’t know what to make. However, this recipe for air fryer chicken breast with vegetables will take your dinner to the next level. Here’s why: 

  • It’s quick to prepare and cooks in less than 30 minutes
  • The chicken turns out juicy and flavorful every single time
  • Thanks to the air fryer, there’s minimal prep work, and cleanup is a breeze
  • You can serve it on its own for a nutritious low-carb meal. Or, pair it with all your favorite starchy sides
raw chicken and vegetables in an air fryer

Ingredients You’ll Need

For this air fryer chicken breast recipe, we kept the ingredients simple and nutritious. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Chicken – Use boneless, skinless chicken breast, and slice it into 1-inch pieces. 
  • Veggies – Red onion, zucchini, red peppers, yellow peppers, and garlic are included for tons of color and nutrients. 
  • Seasonings – Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper create a bold, slightly spicy flavor for the best air fryer chicken breast you’ll ever taste. 
  • Olive Oil – A great source of healthy fats, this helps the seasonings cling to the chicken while also locking in moisture to keep it tender. 

How to make Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Vegetables

You’re not going to believe how easy this air fryer chicken breast with vegetables is to make! 

  1. Season. Add the chicken and vegetables to the basket of a preheated air fryer. Drizzle the oil on top followed by the garlic and seasonings. Toss to combine, making sure everything is completely coated. 
  2. Cook. Close the basket, and cook for 23-25 minutes, flipping the ingredients over halfway through. 
  3. Enjoy. Serve warm! 
Our favorite
a spoon scooping up air fryer chicken breast and vegetables from an air fryer

Tips for the Best Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Follow the tips below, and you’ll never have tough or bland chicken again! 

  • Tenderize the Chicken. Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken breast into equal-sized pieces. This helps it tenderize and allows for even cooking. 
  • Don’t Overcrowd. If your air fryer is small, you may want to cook your chicken and vegetables in batches. Make sure everything is arranged in a single layer to ensure it cooks evenly and all the way through. 
  • Use a Meat Thermometer. Use a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit before serving. 
  • Rest the chicken. Once it is fully cooked, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes or so on a plate. This allows the juices to redistribute, keeping the chicken tender. 

Serving Suggestions

Honestly, there’s not much this air fryer chicken breast with vegetables recipe doesn’t go well with. Personally, we love to serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice or Egyptian baked rice. However, it’s also great with options like: 

cooked chicken and vegetables in an air fryer

How to Store

Add this air fryer chicken breast recipe to your meal prep rotation, and follow the tips below to keep it fresh. 

  • Refrigerator: Once cooked and fully cooled, store your air fryer chicken breast and vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days
  • Freezer: Store leftovers in a sealable bag or airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months
  • To Reheat: Let leftovers thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, warm them in the air fryer at 350° F. Or, place them in the oven or microwave instead, and add a splash of water to the chicken to keep it moist. 
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Air Fryer Chicken Breast Common Questions

Can you put raw chicken in the air fryer?

Yes! As long as you cook it all the way through, it is perfectly safe to place raw chicken in an air fryer

How long do you cook air fryer chicken breast?

The amount of time needed to cook air fryer chicken breast will vary based on the size and thickness of your chicken. So, be sure to keep a close eye on it as it cooks! We recommend beginning to check your chicken after 10 minutes of cooking. 

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? 

Sure! Just note that chicken thighs typically take a bit longer to cook. So, adjust the air fryer time as needed. 

Can I use frozen chicken? 

Thawed chicken works best for this recipe, but frozen breasts can be used. You can’t pound them out, meaning they won’t cook as evenly or have as much flavor. They’ll still be tasty, though! In addition, you’ll need to add roughly 5 extra minutes of cooking time. 

Do I have to brine the chicken for this recipe? 

You can brine the chicken if you want, but we don’t find it necessary with this recipe! 

a bowl of air fryer chicken breast with vegetables topped with fresh herbs

More Great Ways to Use Chicken 

Looking for more family-friendly chicken recipes? Try out more of our favorites below! 

a bowl of air fryer chicken breast with vegetables

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipe with Vegetables

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 3 minutes
Make meal times easy with this Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Vegetables recipe! Ready in less than 30 minutes, it yields tender, flavorful chicken with ease.

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red onion cubed
  • 1 large zucchini chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange the chicken and vegetables in a single layer in the basket.
    1 pound chicken breast, 1/2 red onion, 1 large zucchini, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper
  • Drizzle the olive oil on top. Add the garlic and seasonings, and toss to combine, making sure the chicken and vegetables are completely coated.
    2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning, Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste
  • Air fry for 23-25 minutes, flipping the chicken and vegetables over halfway through.
  • Serve warm over rice or cauliflower rice.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2847IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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