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5 from 13 votes
Cook Time : 22 mins
Total Time : 27 mins
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Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

This Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes recipe is a must-have in your weekly meal rotation. It’s hearty, full of flavor, and ready to serve in under 30 minutes! The combination of potatoes and chicken makes this dish a complete meal that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. 

If you like Air Fryer Chicken Tenders then you may also enjoy this easy recipe. It’s the perfect one-pot meal to make that your whole family will enjoy.

a closeup of Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes on a serving plate.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

I love making chicken breasts in the air fryer because not only are they filled with protein, but thanks to the air fryer you don’t need to add any fat to them. Using the air fryer turns this healthy food into a flavorful meal in a matter of minutes. 

Why I Love This Recipe

You won’t be able to get enough of this Chicken and Potatoes recipe! It’s hearty, full-flavored, and ready in less than a half hour. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate

If you love air fryer chicken recipes you may also enjoy this Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken recipe.

Ingredients

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, or you may even have them on hand in your pantry already. 

potatoes – I prefer to use russet potatoes because they turn nice and crisp in the air fryer. But, you can also use baby potatoes that are cut in half. 

chicken breast – I use boneless skinless chicken breasts with the fat trimmed. 

dried herbs – I like to use a seasoning blend like Italian seasoning. 

paprika – I prefer to use regular paprika for this recipe, but you can also use smoked paprika if that’s what you have on hand. 

Substitutions

Potatoes: If you want to make this recipe low carb, you can use radishes instead of potatoes.  

Chicken: Instead of chicken breast, you could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs to make this recipe. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Spicy: If you like a little bit of heat, add some red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix. 

Vegetarian: To make this recipe vegetarian, use firm tofu instead of chicken. 

Cheesy: You can toss the potatoes and chicken in one-half cup of parmesan cheese to make this recipe cheesy. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe. 

  • air fryer – I have an 8 quart air fryer, but you can use a smaller air fryer and cook in batches. 
  • large mixing bowl – You will need a large bowl, but you can use a glass or stainless steel bowl. 

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

Making this recipe is so easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a family-friendly meal in no time at all. 

Step 1: Season the potatoes

Put the chopped potatoes in a bowl, add salt and half of the spices, as well as 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix everything.

Chopped potatoes, salt, spices, and olive oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Air fry the potatoes 

Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket in one or two layers. Bake for 10 minutes at 400F.

Seasoned potatoes inside the Air Fryer.

Step 3: While the potatoes are cooking season the chicken

Transfer the chopped chicken fillet to a bowl, add salt and the remaining spices, and olive oil. Mix everything thoroughly.

The chopped chicken fillet, salt, spices, and olive oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 4: Air fry the chicken

Move the fried potatoes to the side so that it occupies only half of the grate. Put the chicken fillet in spices on the second half of the grate. Roast the chicken and potatoes for another 12 minutes at 400F.

Chicken Breast and Potatoes inside the Air Fryer.

Step 5: Check for doneness

After 12 minutes, if the chicken and potatoes are not browned enough, turn them over and fry for another 3 minutes at 400F.

Cooked Chicken Breast and Potatoes inside the Air Fryer.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy

Serve this easy dinner from the air fryer right away. It will be tastier if you add sauce to the dish.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes on a serving plate, with a fork on the side.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this delicious chicken recipe with a side dish like this Asian Style Brocolli or Honey Jalapeno Cornbread recipe.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes on a serving plate, with a fork on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that this recipe turns out perfectly for you every time that you make it. 

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake this recipe in the oven.  Preheat your oven to 400F and bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 
  • You can also use coconut oil for this recipe if you don’t want to use olive oil. 
  • When you are cooking your potatoes, do not overcrowd the air fryer, so you may need to cook them in batches. Overcrowding will lead to soggy potatoes. 
  • If you are using chicken thighs, you will need to increase the cook time by a couple of minutes. 
  • If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, you can use your favorite seasoning, or use oregano, parsley, and garlic powder to make your own. 
  • Add sea salt and black pepper to taste, to both the potatoes and the chicken. 
  • Onion powder can be used instead of granulated onion.

FAQs

Here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

You can store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

How to reheat

To reheat leftovers, place the chicken and potatoes on an oven tray covered with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350F or until heated through, or reheat single servings in the microwave. Microwaving will not give crispy potatoes.

What should the internal temperature of the chicken be?

I make sure that the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees F. You can use an instant-read meat thermometer to check.

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Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

Corinne Schmitt
This Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes is a delicious one pot dinner that is perfect for picky eaters and busy weeknights.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 154 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 3 potatoes cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1/2 teapsoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 4 tablepoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Put the chopped potatoes in a bowl, add salt and half of the spices, as well as 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix everything.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket in one or two layers. Bake for 10 minutes at 400F.
  • Transfer the chopped chicken fillet to a bowl, add salt, the remaining spices, and olive oil.
  • Mix everything thoroughly.
  • Move the fried potatoes to the side so that it occupies only half of the grate. Put the chicken fillet in spices on the second half of the grate. Roast the chicken and potatoes for another 12 minutes at 400F.
  • After 12 minutes, if the chicken and potatoes are not browned enough, turn them over and fry for another 3 minutes at 400F.
  • Serve this easy dinner from the air fryer right away. It will be tastier if you add sauce to the dish.

Notes

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake this recipe in the oven.  Preheat your oven to 400F and bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 
  • You can also use coconut oil for this recipe if you don’t want to use olive oil. 
  • When you are cooking your potatoes, do not overcrowd the air fryer so you may need to cook them in batches. Overcrowding will lead to soggy potatoes. 
  • If you are using chicken thighs, you will need to increase the cook time by a couple of minutes. 
  • If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, you can use your favorite seasoning, or use oregano, parsley, and garlic powder to make your own. 
  • Add sea salt and black pepper to taste, to both the potatoes and the chicken. 
  • Onion powder can be used instead of granulated onion.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 714mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 167IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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