This nutritious air fryer chicken and veggies recipe is so EASY to make and full of flavor. It makes a complete and healthy low-carb or keto meal in under 20 minutes!

You can feel good about serving such a healthy and delightful with fresh and tasty ingredients. The roasted chicken is succulent, moist, and delicious, while the veggies add flavor and color to the meal.

You don’t have to worry about breading this air fryer chicken either. The seasonings are perfect and are the best combination with the chicken and vegetables. And if you want to try different flavor combinations with various seasonings, this air fried chicken is a great base recipe. It always makes me happy to cook dishes that I can change here and there depending on how I feel that day.

It always feels good to eat food that is fresh and has lots of vegetables. This way, I know we are getting plenty of healthy nutrients and not filling up on junk food all the time. It’s naturally low carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free too. Plus, the fact that you can make this meal in less than 20 minutes will allow you to make it even on those nights when you have a lot going on.

Can you ever get enough meals that dirty up one pan or, in this case, the air fryer? I know I can’t! Clean-up is seriously a breeze, and you’ll be happy that you tried it.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HEALTHY AIR FRYER CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

  • Chicken breasts: Chopping the chicken breast up ahead of time will make it cook evenly and faster. The bigger the pieces they are, the longer it will take.
  • Bell peppers: Chop up your favorite color of bell peppers or a combination of any of them. I love red because they add color and are a little sweeter but go with what you like best.
  • Zucchini: Roasting zucchini in the air fryer tastes impressive! You are going to want to cook it this way a lot after you taste it. Yum!
  • Broccoli: One thing I love about this air fryer recipe is that you can easily use fresh broccoli or frozen. This is wonderful when you don’t have fresh ones on hand.
  • Onion: Chop up some onions, and they will add lots of flavor to the chicken and veggies.
  • Garlic: The garlic is optional because we are already using garlic powder but it adds so much flavor and is highly recommended!
  • Olive oil: When it comes to cooking in your air fryer, you don’t need a lot of oil. It’s a much healthier option than deep fat frying food the way you get in a fast-food chain.
  • Seasonings: I love using a combination of seasonings to add flavor to the chicken and vegetables. Garlic powder, chili powder (or paprika), salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning are my go-to flavors. However, you could use lemon-pepper, cajun, or anything else you like.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER CHICKEN AND VEGETABLES

Making this air fryer chicken recipe couldn’t be any easier. Simply chop the vegetables and chicken into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large bowl.

Mix together the oil and seasonings and coat the chicken and veggies evenly. Then put the chicken and vegetables in the air fryer and cook. After they have cooked for 5 minutes or so, give them a shake and continue cooking. Keep cooking until the chicken is done, and everything has a char on it. You may need to work in batches if your air fryer isn’t very big.

CAN I USE BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS INSTEAD OF BREASTS?

Yes, using boneless, skinless chicken thighs is an excellent alternative to chicken breasts. You could also use turkey as well. The foundation of this recipe is easily adjustable, and that is what makes it so versatile.

CAN I USE DIFFERENT VEGETABLES?

Yes, this recipe will work with most quick-cooking veggies such as asparagus, string beans, broccoli, bell pepper, onion, zucchini and much more!

To use root vegetables, simply air fry them for 10 minutes before adding the rest of the veggies and chicken.

CAN I ROAST THEM IN THE OVEN INSTEAD?

Yes, Roasting the chicken and veggies in the oven is the process is the same as air frying and yields similar results but the air fryer is much faster and easier to clean up.

To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 450F and roast on a sheet pan for 15-20 minutes or until charred and cooked through.

Alternatively, we have a full post on how to make them in the oven here: 15 Minute Chicken and Veggies

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Healthy Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies (20 Minute!)

This nutritious air fryer chicken and veggies recipe is so EASY to make and full of flavor. It makes a complete and healthy low-carb or keto meal in under 20 minutes!
Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound chicken breast, chopped into bite-size pieces, (2-3 medium chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 zucchini , chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper , chopped (any colors you like)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloved garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, (or spice blend of choice)

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400F.
  • Chop the veggies and chicken into small bite-size pieces and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil and seasoning to the bowl and toss to combine.
  • Add the chicken and veggies to the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, shaking halfway, or until the chicken and veggies are charred and chicken is cooked through. If your air fryer is small, you may have to cook them in 2-3 batches.

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Notes

Spices: replace the Italian seasoning with your favorite spice blend. taco, cajun, lemon pepper or any other blend works great too! Just be sure to reduce the salt if the blend already includes salt.
Veggies: can replace veggies with your favorite quick-cooking veggies. To use potatoes air fryer the potatoes for 10 minutes first.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 437mg, Potassium: 734mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1584IU, Vitamin C: 79mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dinner, easy, veggies
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60 Comments

  1. wat happens if you slap ur ballbag into the air frryer ?

  2. My husband and I loved this recipe and we will definitely be eating it again.

    Also I love your chicken salad. One of my favorites

  3. My only complaint is the broccoli got over cooked. Otherwise the recipe was great. I did make one change I used boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. I will make again but either cook the broccoli separately for much less time

  4. So delicious! Will be making again and again. Thank you!

  5. What is one serving? I’m trying to track my macros.

  6. This was a big disappointment. I used chicken thighs instead of breast but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. The broccoli was either undercooked or burnt, and the spices were overpowering. The chicken did turn out well along with the other vegetables. I won’t make this again

  7. This is a hit every time we make it, kid included. It’s easy, filling and delicious.

  8. Absolutely loved this❤️❤️❤️Used Herbs de Provance instead of Italian, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Even my 2 toddlers who are so picky, they literally live on nuggets and Mac and cheese, enjoyed it, including the veggies.

  9. Delicious. I used chicken thighs as that is what we prefer but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Found it need a touch more salt after cooking (I tend to undersalt while cooking so the salt level can be adjusted to indiviaual tastes. Definitely will make again – I think this would work with any veggies you might have on hand.

  10. This is great for really healthy low cal single servings…
    I decrease the chicken to 12 oz and usually add mushrooms and/or green beans. As I prep I put half of everything (including spices) in a storage container and then stick it in the fridge to cook the next evening. I also kept cutting down on the oil, and now use none- I just spray the basket. Cooking time is perfect in my Osiri.

  11. Love it but it’s kind of dry. What kind of sauce can I add after to moisten it up ?

  12. I made this for dinner absolutely loved it ,I would definitely make it again .👍👍