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Easy Air Fryer Chicken And Potatoes Dinner

A great easy dinner the whole family will love
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 452kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 380F / 190C.
  • Mix together Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic salt and oil in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add cubed potatoes in a mixing bowl and add half of the seasoned oil and mix till well coated.
  • Add cubed chicken into a mixing bowl and add half of the seasoned oil and mix till well coated.
  • Add the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Then add in the chicken shake to mix and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Notes

Tips For Success And Variations

  • I recommend shaking the basket rather than mixing so that you don’t break the potatoes.
  • Do make sure to shake the basket during cooking so that everything cooks evely.
  • Make sure you cut the potatoes and chicken to the same size.  
  • These potatoes are not peeled – just wash and cube – really eaaaaaaasy.
  • If you want the potatoes crispy, then cook them for a few more minutes before adding in the chicken.
  • Use different seasoning to your taste like herbs like Cajun seasoning, creole seasoning, Greek seasoning, rosemary etc.
  • Add chili or chipotle etc for some heat.
  • Top with some bacon bits and chopped cilantro for an explosion of flavor.

Budget Friendly Tips

  • Add an extra 1/2 - 1 pound of potatoes to bulk it out (make sure that your air fryer basket or tray is big enough though.
  • You can also round this meal out by adding bell peppers and onions at the same time as the chicken.
  • Use chicken thigh meat which can be cheaper.

Weight Watchers Points

  • There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.
  • If you replace the oil with a no-calorie cooking spray, there are 5 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 1623mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg