Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner

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For an easy and healthy dinner option, you need to give this Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner a go!

It is a wholesome dinner that you can prepare for one person all in the same air fryer basket, or double or triple it to serve your whole family. 

This chicken breast recipe has basic ingredients, but phenomenal flavor when it is all combined together. 

You can find even more fast and easy air fryer dinner recipes for one or two on my YouTube channel as well!

 

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner:

Ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Fresh asparagus, trimmed

Marinade:

  • Lemon juice (I recommend getting a fresh lemon)
  • Chopped shallot
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Oil
  • Coriander
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Seasoning blend:

  • Coriander
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Garnish (optional):

  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Lemon (optional)

Supplies

Does the chicken need to marinate?

To get the best flavor out of this recipe it is ideal for the chicken to marinate for at least 15 minutes at the bare minimum. But, the best results would come from letting the chicken sit overnight. 

However, if you can’t let the chicken marinate, at least make sure the chicken is coated in the marinade before you begin cooking to get some flavor.

What type of chicken to use for this easy dinner recipe 

When we made this recipe we used chicken breast cut into strips, but that is not the only way to make this recipe. 

If you choose, you can always make this with chicken wings, chicken tenders, or even chicken thighs! They will all turn out great. 

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner:

Step 1: Make the marinade

Start by mixing together all of the marinade ingredients in a small mixing bowl. 

Then prepare the chicken breasts by slicing them into about 1-inch thick strips. 

Now, mix half of the marinade with the chicken strips in a medium bowl and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes or as long as overnight. 

Next, mix together all of the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside. 

Step 2: Prepare the asparagus and chicken

Once the chicken is done marinating, place the asparagus on one side of the air fryer basket and the chicken on the other side. 

If you aren’t able to do all the asparagus at the same time, then cook it in batches to make sure it is cooked evenly.

After the asparagus and chicken are in the air fryer basket, sprinkle the seasoning blend on top of the chicken and the asparagus and then spray them with oil.

Step 3: Cook dinner

When everything is ready in the basket, air fry it all for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C, flipping the chicken at the halfway point, or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees F or 74 degrees C.

Then, simply remove the chicken and asparagus from the air fryer basket, serve with rice, top with the other half of the marinade, parsley, lemon wedge, or lemon juice, and enjoy!

 

Other side options 

If asparagus really isn’t your favorite vegetable, thats okay! There are plenty more options of sides to make in the air fryer that will go well with this juicy marinated chicken.

Side dish recipes:

Final Thoughts

Give this recipe a try, especially if you like well-seasoned, flavorful, and juicy chicken! This recipe will not disappoint, and your whole family will love it. 

It’s also nice that you can make the chicken up the night before so it is ready to just pop in for a busy weeknight dinner.

 

Pair dinner with something sweet!

  1. Air Fryer Hocus Pocus Buns
  2. Gooey Mini S’mores Pies in the Air Fryer
  3. Air Fryer Dessert Hand Pies
  4. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Air fryer tips and tricks

 

Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner

An all in one dinner when you make this perfectly marinated Air Fryer Chicken and Asparagus Dinner recipe!
4.23 / 5 ( 9 Reviews )
Print Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 1
Adjust Servings: 1

Equipment

Ingredients

Marinade

Seasoning blend

Garnish (optional)

  • 2 tbsp Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Lemon

Instructions

  • Mix together the marinade.
  • Slice the chicken into strips.
  • Mix together the seasoning blend in a small bowl.
  • In a bowl combine 1/2 of the marinade and the chicken. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes to overnight, although if you are in a pinch for time you can cook it as is. Set aside the other half of the marinade for topping later.
  • Place the asparagus on one side of the air fryer basket and the chicken on the other side. IF you can’t do all the asparagus at the same time, then cook in batches.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning blend on top of the chicken and the asparagus. Spray with oil.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 380 °F, flipping chicken at halfway point, or until the chicken reaches internal temp of 165 °F.
  • Remove from air fryer basket, serve with rice, top with other half of the marinade, parsley, lemon/lemon juice, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 32g | Sodium: 2053mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g

 

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Ingredients: Asparagus, Chicken, Coriander, Dijon Mustard, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Juice, Parsley, Pepper, Salt, Shallot
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Spring, Summer
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Air Fryer

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