Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Are you obsessed with air frying? We are! Our air fried crispy chicken with potatoes and Brussels sprouts is another quick and delicious air fryer meal prep recipe we came up with. The feeling of enjoying savory, juicy, and tender air fryer crispy chicken is unexplainable! If you want to delight in a succulent piece of chicken, an air fryer will make this possible in the shortest time (don’t worry – you can make this meal without an air-fryer). 

Air fryer meals have swept the culinary world by storm. They cook food evenly and quickly while offering extra juiciness and crispy crusts without soaking in oil. Air-fryer cooking reduces your caloric intake by 70 to 80 percent!

 

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Ditch the oil and make this air-fried pecan chicken coated in a spicy herb-infused pecan breading. A side of crispy Brussels sprouts and potatoes add staying power and fiber.  

 

How long will Air Fried Crispy Chicken last for?

Air fryer crispy chicken will last in the fridge for 3-4 days while still maintaining its freshness and flavors. To maintain freshness, store this air fryer meal prep recipe in our three-compartment Good Cook® meal prep container

Can Air Fried Crispy Chicken be frozen?

Air fried crispy chicken can last in the freezer for up to 4 months. Air fried crispy chicken is ideal for freezing using our freezer-friendly meal prep containers. The frying process releases all moisture making it possible for the chicken to preserve its nutrients and lock in the flavors. You can also use a shallow, heavy-duty freezer bag to ensure the chicken pieces don’t overlap to maintain their shapes. When you’re ready to enjoy air fried crispy chicken, thaw the chicken in the refrigerator, then reheat in the oven to enjoy the crispy skin.

 

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Air Fried Crispy Chicken Ingredients:

For Chicken  

For Serving 

  • tbsp olive oil  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper  
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, ends removed  
  • 1/2 lb. baby golden potatoes  

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

 

How do you make Air Fried Crispy Chicken?

This air fryer meal prep recipe is relatively easy because the air fryer does most of the work. Even the rack in the air fryer takes things up a notch by ensuring the chicken gets crispy at the bottom without flipping. The only thing you’re doing is slicing and seasoning the food, and that only takes 15 minutes. 

The air fryer will do all of the work, but the chicken breasts will take the longest to cook. We’ll cook the sprouts and potatoes first, as you’ll just place them aside when they’re cooked. Start by placing the Brussels sprouts and potato halves in the air fryer’s basket. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt and pepper on top. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 20 minutes, shaking the basket after 10 minutes to ensure all ingredients cook evenly. Once done, put the veggie mixture into a bowl. Cover the bowl to keep the food warm. Now, it’s time to cook the chicken. 

Slice chicken breasts lengthwise through the side to create 4 pieces. Blot excess moisture from the sliced chicken breasts using a paper towel. This is the secret to a crispy, golden brown chicken skin. Don’t skip blotting the chicken! Next, crack the eggs carefully and put the yolks and egg whites in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs thoroughly. Then, take your Paleo powder and put some into a shallow dish for dredging. Dip a piece of chicken breast in the egg and allow excess to drip off to make sure the powder sticks. Then dredge the chicken in Paleo powder on both sides and place in the air fryer. Cook two pieces at a time at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes until done. Repeat the same process with the remaining two pieces.

 

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

 

How to portion Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Your air fryer crispy chicken meal will adequately fit in our white MPOF containers. Divide the potatoes and Brussels sprouts between the smaller compartments (1 cup each). Place one piece of air fried crispy chicken in the bigger compartments. There’s nothing much left to do other than dig in and enjoy your gluten-free chicken with an exterior crisp that’s packed with staying power and fiber!

More Chicken Air Fryer meal prep recipes:

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Carnitas Nachos

Air Fried Chicken Schnitzel

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

 

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

 

Other tips for making Air Fried Crispy Chicken:

  • Slicing, blotting, and seasoning the chicken breasts ahead of time will shorten your entire cooking time. Plus, your chicken will marinate in the seasonings overnight. You can use lemon pepper, Cajun, or any other flavor you like

 

  • Substitute Brussels sprouts with veggies that cook fast, such as zucchini, bell pepper, broccoli, or string beans. Pop them in the air fryer like you did the sprouts. Yum!

 

  • You can use chicken drumsticks in place of chicken breasts, or even wings! 

 

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, cook the crispy chicken in the oven. Doing so will yield the same results.

 

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Air Fried Crispy Chicken

Ditch the oil and make this air-fried pecan chicken coated in a spicy herb-infused pecan breading. A side of crispy Brussels sprouts and potatoes add staying power and fiber.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, Chicken, dinner, gluten free, lunch, paleo
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1 pound
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Paleo Powder Pecan

For Serving

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts ends removed
  • 1/2 lb. baby golden potatoes

Instructions

  • Place Brussels sprouts and potatoes in the basket of the air fryer. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Air fry at 350ºF for 20 minutes, shaking the basket after 10 minutes for even cooking. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • Slice chicken breasts lengthwise through the side to create 4 pieces. Blot excess moisture from chicken breasts with a paper towel.
  • Add eggs to a shallow bowl and beat. Add Paleo Powder to a shallow dish. Dip a chicken breast in egg and allow excess to drip off. Dredge in Paleo powder on both sides and place in the air fryer basket. Air fry 2 pieces at a time at 370ºF for 18-20 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 2 pieces.
  • Place 1 chicken breast in large compartments of 4 white MPOF containers. Divide Brussels sprouts and potatoes between the remaining 2 smaller compartments.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 10g
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