For this air fryer chicken and vegetable recipe, you will need:
- 2-3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 3 tsp vegetable, olive, or rapeseed oil
- 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts, skin-on
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into batons
- 100g frozen peas
- Gravy, to serve
Soak the potatoes in water for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse. Heat the air fryer for 2 minutes. Dry the potatoes thoroughly, then put in a bowl, drizzle over 1 tsp of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands or a spoon, coat the potatoes in the oil, then put them into the air fryer basket, in one layer if possible. Cook for 10 minutes at 190C.
Meanwhile, coat the chicken in another 1 tsp oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Once the potatoes have been in for 10 minutes, move them to the sides and lay the chicken in the centre of the basket. Cook for 10 minutes.
Coat the carrots in the remaining oil. After the chicken has cooked for 10 minutes, remove it from the basket and add the carrots, mixed in with the potatoes, then move both to the sides and put the chicken back into the centre. Cook for 10-15 minutes, still at 190C. At this point, the chicken should be cooked – check by inserting a knife into the thickest part and checking the juices run clear. Alternatively, a meat thermometer should read 70C. If it’s not quite done, cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and rest it under a piece of tented foil.
Put the peas in a small ovenproof dish or mug with 2 tbsp water and cover with foil to prevent any moisture escaping. Put in the air fryer basket where the chicken was and cook for a final 10 minutes at 190C. The potatoes should be golden and crisp, the carrots tender, and the peas warmed through. Slice the chicken breast and serve with the vegetables and gravy.
Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make air fryer chicken and vegetable recipe!