Tasty Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies with Balsamic Marinade

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tasty and delicious balsamic chicken in the air fryer is the perfect weeknight dinner that everyone will love!

Flavorful Air Fryer Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cooking websites, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, for the air fryer. And let me tell you, this recipe was amazing before the air fryer (you can easily bake this recipe in your oven). But it just got a whole lot better thanks to the air fryer.

Depending on your serving size, the air fryer will cut your cooking time in half! Needless to say, I am so excited to share this balsamic chicken and veggies recipe with you today!

Watch me whip up this air fryer balsamic chicken and veggies, and more healthy recipes in this video.

How to Make Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

This recipe is considerably easy. The most important thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that your veggies and chicken will need to marinade for at least 15 minutes before cooking. So you’ll need to plan ahead for this recipe. You can marinate your chicken and vegetables for up to 2 hours.

All you need to do is cut your veggies and chicken into bite size pieces. Add them together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients. Then mix the marinade, veggies, and chicken together and let it rest for 15 minutes to 2 hours.

To cook your chicken and veggies in the air fryer, lay down a single layer of the batch in the air fryer (about half the bowl). Cook at 370°F for 12 minutes, halfway through mix the batch together with a silicone spoon. Then cook at 400°F for another 5 minutes or until the chicken registers at 165°F on your instant read thermometer and your veggies reach the desired tenderness. Yes, it is that simple to make air fryer chicken and veggies!

Important Tips

I love this recipe because it is easily adaptable. I’ve made it without the yellow squash before and I have also added sweet potato to the mix. However, sweet potatoes usually take longer to cook, so I would bake the sweet potatoes by itself in the air fryer for about 10-15 minutes, and then add them into the mix.

Like all air fryer recipes, cooking time and temperature will change depending on your model. So watch your veggies closely and don’t be afraid to adjust and make changes to your time and temperature! Check out this article, 12 air fryer mistakes, to learn more about how to use your air fryer!

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies in the air fryer is my favorite go-to dinner anytime of the year. It is fresh, healthy, and a big hit in my home!

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does. My favorite part of this air fryer balsamic chicken and vegetables recipe is the fresh summery vibe it brings to the house, especially during the winter months! Plus, the sweet balsamic vinegar smell is just delightful and tastes even better. This air fryer recipe will definitely become a new favorite. Tell me all about how it went for you to make this amazing chicken and vegetables in the air fryer!

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Your family will love this simple air fryer balsamic chicken and vegetables recipe because it is flavorful and ready in 20 minutes!

Tasty Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies with Balsamic Marinade

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 25 | Cook Time: 17
Yield: Two batches in 5.8 qt air fryer | Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • Veggies

  • 2 small zucchini squash (about 12 oz each), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 small yellow squash (about 12 oz each), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • Marinade

  • 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop veggies & chicken into bite sized pieces and stir together in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, blend marinade together
  3. Stir marinade into veggies & chicken and marinate for 15 min-2 hours.
  4. Cook half batch for 370°F/187°C for 12 min (stirring once at halfway point)
  5. Cook for 5 more minutes at 400°F/204°C or until chicken registers 165°F/74°C & veggies are desired tenderness.

Notes

Like all air fryer recipes, cooking time and temperature will change depending on your model. So watch your veggies closely and don’t be afraid to adjust and make changes to your time and temperature!

Recipe Adapted From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Balsamic Vinegar, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Chicken, Tomato, Yellow Squash, Zucchini
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, #StayHome, 4th of July, Back to School, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Clean Eating, Gluten Free
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Air Fryer

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