Make your entire meal in the air fryer with this delicious and Easy Air Fryer Dinner recipe!

Tender Air Fryer chicken and crispy potatoes are simply seasoned and air fried together so that they finish simultaneously, perfectly cooked and ready to eat.

Air Fryer chicken and potatoes on a plate.

Easy Air Fryer Dinner Recipe

This easy air fryer dinner will be your go-to recipe when you need a quick air fryer meal without any fuss! Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes.

It’s just enough to serve two people, or maybe three if you have small kids. 3 potatoes and a half pound of chicken breast can be cooked at the same time in the air fryer!

The seasonings added to the chicken and potatoes in this recipe are simple and delicious, but you can easily adjust them to suit your mood. You’ll end up with a delicious and easy air fryer dinner every single time!

This meal is made from healthy whole food ingredients and is suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

The simple ingredients needed to make an easy air fryer dinner with chicken.

Ingredients In This Easy Air Fryer Dinner Recipe

Chicken – Take a boneless, skinless chicken breast or two, and cut the meat into cubes that are about 1 inch. Try to keep the pieces all about the same size so that they cook quickly and evenly.

Potatoes – Use regular white potatoes, or try Yukon golds. Cut them into short french-fry-sized strips. Again, keep the potato pieces all about the same size.

Oil – A small amount of olive oil helps the food in the air fryer to brown and crisp up perfectly.

Seasonings – Open up your spice cupboard, and grab your favorite dried herbs, salt, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powder, and some coriander for a curry-like taste.

If you have any questions about the ingredients in this air fryer chicken and potatoes dinner, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!

How to Make A Quick and Easy Air Fryer Dinner

  1. Start with the Potatoes. Add them to a mixing bowl with half of the olive oil and half of the seasonings. Mix well to coat.
  2. Air Fry the potatoes first, in a single layer in your air fryer basket, for 10 minutes at 400°F/200°C.
  3. Then Season the Chicken. While the potatoes are air frying, add the chicken to bowl and season with the remaining oil, salt, pepper, herbs, and spices.
  4. Mix Well so that the chicken is completely coated.
  5. Now, Add the Chicken to the Air Fryer. Move the potatoes over so that they only take up half of the air fryer basket. Add the seasoned chicken to the other side.
  6. Air Fry Again, for 12 minutes at 400°F/200°C. If the chicken or potatoes seem to need more time to get brown, flip everything over with a spatula, and continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes.

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for making the easiest air fryer dinner, please see the recipe below.

a round air fryer basket filled halfway with chicken and halfway with roasted potatoes.

Air Fryer Dinner Recipe Tips

  • Adjust the Seasonings. Instead of the spices and herbs listed here, make things even easier and use your favorite spice blend. Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or Jerk seasoning would all be tasty. Add a bit of chili powder or cayenne to the mix if you like it spicy!
  • Temp the chicken. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Use a thermometer to check a few pieces to be sure that they’re good to go.
  • Instead of potatoes, you can use other root vegetables, such as carrots or sweet potatoes. These veggies might cook a bit more quickly though, so be ready to pull them out early if needed.
  • Add sliced onion and/or bell pepper in with the chicken to add even more flavor, and get some veggies in the mix.
  • Make loaded air fryer chicken and potatoes! Cook this meal as directed, then stir, and top with shredded cheese, bacon bits, and sliced green onion. Air fryer for another minute or two to melt.

Air Fryer Make Ahead Dinner Tips

You can prep this meal ahead of time, so that it’s ready to cook when you get home from work!

Chop the chicken and potatoes and add them to separate sealable bowls or ziptop bags with the oil and seasonings, and let them marinate overnight.

Then, cook as directed when you’re ready, the prep is already done, so dinner will be ready in just 22 minutes!

How to Serve an Easy Air Fryer Dinner

With a simple green salad, this meal is ready to eat! Meat and potatoes are already included.

Try this with a classic coleslaw, or this Kale Apple Slaw recipe. Greek Cucumber Salad is also a delicious and fresh side dish to try!

Want to try making dessert in the air fryer? Wash out the basket before you eat this easy air fryer dinner, and then bake my Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies. They’ll be soft and warm, just in time for dessert!

Storage Tips

  • Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Try this recipe for your weekday meal prep!
  • To reheat, use the air fryer! Cook for 5-6 minutes at 350°F / 180°C, or until heated through and crisp again.
  • I don’t suggest freezing this meal, as the texture of the potatoes will change.

FAQs

Can I cook potatoes and chicken in the air fryer at the same time?

You can, but note that potatoes take longer to cook in the air fryer than chicken does. Follow this recipe, where you cook the potatoes first, then add the chicken. You’ll end up with both items perfectly cooked at the end.

Can I add veggies to this air fryer meal?

Sure! Try adding hearty veggies like sweet potatoes or carrots with the potatoes, or quicker cooking vegetables like green beans or broccoli at the same time as the chicken.

How do I know when chicken in the air fryer is done?

You should always check the temperature of the chicken to make sure that it is 165°F (74°C) in the center. This is the temperature at which chicken is safe to eat.

Can I make this with chicken thighs?

Yes, any type of boneless chicken will work! Just be sure to cut it into bite-sized pieces before cooking.

Do I have to cut up the chicken?

In order for the chicken and potatoes to be finished in the air fryer at the same time, you will want to cut them into pieces as shown in this recipe.

an air fried dinner of potatoes and cubed chicken on a plate with a fork and yellow napkin.

Pro Tips

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On the side, air fry some frozen biscuits, make roasted air fryer cauliflower, or try frozen garlic bread in the air fryer.

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Easy Air Fryer Dinner

An easy air fryer dinner for 2 of seasoned chicken and potatoes, perfectly cooked together and ready at the same time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 385kcal
Ken

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes cut into strips
  • 1/2 lb chicken breast diced into bite size cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried herbs any type, try sage, thyme, or oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Put the chopped potatoes in a bowl, add half of the herbs, spices and salt, as well as 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well to coat.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Some overlapping is ok. Air Fry for 10 minutes at 400ºF/200ºC.
  • While the potatoes cook, transfer the diced chicken to a bowl, add salt, the remaining seasonings, and remaining olive oil. Mix everything thoroughly.
  • Move the fried potatoes to the side of the air fryer basket so that they occupy only half of the grate. Put the chicken on the other half of the basket. Air fry the chicken and potatoes together for another 12 minutes at 400ºF/200ºC.
  • After 12 minutes, if the chicken and potatoes are not browned enough, turn them over and cook for another 3 minutes at 400ºF/200ºC.
  • Check to be sure that the chicken is fully cooked, to an internal temperature of 165°F/74°C, and serve immediately with dipping sauces and side dishes if desired.
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Notes

  • This recipe serves two people perfectly, or make it for 1 and enjoy leftovers the next day. 
  • Adjust the Seasonings. Instead of the spices and herbs listed here, make things even easier and use your favorite spice blend. Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or Jerk seasoning would all be tasty. Add a bit of chili powder or cayenne to the mix if you like it spicy!
  • Temp the chicken. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Use a thermometer to check a few pieces to be sure that they’re good to go.
  • Instead of potatoes, you can use other root vegetables, such as carrots or sweet potatoes. These veggies might cook a bit more quickly though, so be ready to pull them out early if needed.
  • Add sliced onion and/or bell pepper in with the chicken to add even more flavor, and get some veggies in the mix.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

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