The chicken and broccoli will cook down and shrink, so if it the basket feels full at first, there will be less volume after everything is cooked. DO NOT pre-heat the air fryer for this recipe. There are two methods for Air Frying: Cooking the chicken halfway, then adding the veggies will cook the broccoli moderately. The other option is to air fry them all together from the beginning which makes the broccoli extra crispy. Or you can add the broccoli at anytime that cooks it to your preference. After your first batch, you'll know better what method works for your air fryer and personal liking.
1pound (454g)boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1-inch bites sized pieces
1/4-1/2pound(113-226g)broccoli, cut into florets (1-2 cups)
Make the Marinade: In a bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, optional hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken in one bowl. Place the broccoli and onions in another. Divide the marinade between the two bowls, stirring to coat each completely.
Air Fry: Add just the chicken to the air fryer basket/tray. Air Fry at 380°F/195°C for 10 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and onions with the chicken (make sure to include all the marinade). Continue to Air Fry at 380°F/195°C for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Make sure to stir halfway through cooking so broccoli gets cooked evenly.
Add additional salt and pepper, to taste. Squeeze optional fresh lemon juice on top and serve warm.
Option 2: For Crispy, Charred Broccoli
In a large bowl, combine chicken, broccoli and onion. Toss ingredients together.
Make the Marinade: In a bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, optional hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken, broccoli and onions to the marinade. Stir thoroughly to combine the marinade with chicken, broccoli and onions.
Air Fry: Add ingredients to air fryer basket/tray. Air Fry 380°F/195°C for 16-20 minutes, shaking and gently tossing halfway through cooking. Make sure to toss so that everything cooks evenly. Check chicken to make sure it’s cooked through. If not, cook for additional 3-5 minutes.
Add additional salt and pepper, to taste. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and serve warm.
Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.
Do not pre-heat the air fryer for this recipe.
Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.