Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

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Searching for a classic meal combination recipe that is pretty easy to make in the air fryer? Look no further than air fryer chicken breast and potatoes!

Cooked together at the same time, these chicken breasts and potatoes are deliciously seasoned with just a few common spices and a bit of oil.

It’s a great no-fuss dinner idea that will have everyone asking how you did it!

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These air fryer chicken breasts and potatoes are delicious!

Ingredients

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The ingredients needed for this chicken and potato recipe!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these chicken breasts and potatoes in the air fryer:

  • Chicken breasts  – Boneless, 7-8 ounces each.
  • Potatoes – For example russet or red potatoes. We like red potatoes since they are a bit firmer and less likely to fall apart, but russet potatoes also work well.
  • Avocado oil – Alternatively, you can use canola oil, light olive oil, or other oils of your choice.
  • Garlic powder – To season the chicken and potatoes.
  • Paprika – To season the chicken and potatoes. You can use regular or smoked paprika – it’s up to you. We recommend adding paprika to the chicken, but you can skip it for the potatoes and add some Italian seasoning.
  • Salt – For added flavor.
  • Black pepper – For added flavor.
  • Parsley (optional) – To garnish the finished dish; adds a pop of color.

Recipe Tips

Before you head for the kitchen to make this air fryer chicken and potatoes recipe, read through these recipe tips so that you don’t have any issues. Combination recipes are awesome but can be a little trickier than just one food item at a time!

  • If you want super juicy chicken breasts, it’s easiest to cook them separately in the air fryer. Here’s the recipe for chicken breast and here’s the recipe for potatoes. Cooking chicken breasts and potatoes together does work, but you need to be more aware of what you’re doing (we’ll share all our tips with you in this recipe!).
  • Don’t cut the potato cubes too big ( we recommend 1/2 to 3/4 inch) otherwise they might not be done cooking when the chicken is done.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer, otherwise, the chicken and potatoes might not cook evenly. If you can’t fit the potatoes into your air fryer in one layer, cook fewer potatoes and only one chicken breast at a time.
  • Cook the chicken breast to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t overcook it as this can make it dry and rubbery.
  • Let the chicken rest after cooking as this allows some of the juices to redistribute throughout the chicken breast. 
  • You can change up the spices to suit your preferences (e.g. you could add some Italian seasoning or rosemary to the potatoes). Just keep in mind that the spices used for the chicken breasts and the potatoes will mingle during cooking. 

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Step by Step Instructions

In this section, we’ll walk you through exactly how to make air fryer roasted potatoes and chicken breast.

We’ve included all the recipe process photos so that you can follow along to see how we made ours.

The recipe card with all the measurements and cooking times can also be found at the bottom of this post!

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Cut the potatoes into cubes.

First, wash the potatoes and cut them into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes. Don’t cut them any larger, otherwise, they might take too long to cook. Place the cut potato cubes into a bowl.

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Mix the oil and spices.

Next, add the oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper to a small bowl.

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Mix well.

Mix everything until well combined. At this time, also preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Brush the chicken breasts with the spices.

While the air fryer is preheating, brush half of the oil-spice mixture onto the chicken breasts (be sure to get both sides).

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Coat the potatoes in oil and spices as well.

Add the other half of the spice mixture to the raw potatoes in their bowl and toss the potatoes in the mixture until well coated.

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Add the potatoes and chicken to the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes first so that they cover the bottom of the air fryer basket evenly. Give them a shake so that they are in one even layer.

Then add the chicken breasts on top. They should not be touching each other.

Overall, don’t overcrowd the air fryer, otherwise, things might not cook evenly.

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Move the chicken breasts to one side.

Air fry the chicken breasts and potatoes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 19-21 minutes total until fully cooked.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes. After 10 minutes, move the potatoes to one side of the air fryer basket, flip the chicken breasts over and place them onto the empty half of the air fryer tray.

(Things should have shrunk due to cooking so there should be enough space now).

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The chicken should be cooked and the potatoes should be slightly crispy.

Then air fry for another 9-11 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked, shaking again at the 15-minute mark.

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The chicken should have an internal temperature of around 165 degrees.

Once the chicken is done – the internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit – remove it from the air fryer and place it on a plate.

Don’t overcook the chicken – this can make it dry.

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Let the chicken rest.

Cover the plate with tin foil and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.

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You can air fry the potatoes for a couple more minutes if necessary.

Meanwhile, if the potatoes are not done to your liking yet, air fry them for another few minutes while the chicken is resting.

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Look at this delicious, easy dinner.

When done, remove the potatoes from the air fryer and assemble your chicken and potato dinner. You can sprinkle the dish with some chopped parsley before serving.

It tastes great with a fresh green side salad. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

Once you’ve made these potatoes and chicken, everything stores nicely in the fridge in a sealed container. Properly stored, they’ll last for 3-4 days.

However, we’d recommend eating the leftovers sooner than later since the potatoes can get soggy and the chicken might dry out slightly over time.

You can reheat the chicken and potatoes in the air fryer at 280 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to Serve Chicken Breast and Potatoes With

While this can be a meal on its own, we like adding either a side salad or some veggies to make the meal more balanced.

  • If you want to add a vegetable to this combo, classic vegetables like broccoli, broccolini, green beans, or even broccoli and cauliflower together!
  • In case you’d prefer a salad, a fresh green salad, cucumber salad or even a Greek salad would work really well.
  • A sauce for dipping can also be a good idea. We like ketchup because it works with both food items but a BBQ sauce or even a buffalo hot sauce can also work!

Related Recipes

If you enjoyed these chicken and potatoes, here are some more awesome air fryer combo dishes that are worth a try!

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Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes are a tasty and low-effort combination dinner. Cooked together at the same time, this recipe is easy to make with just a few common seasonings and oil!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, 7-8 ounces each
  • 1 pound potatoes, e.g. russet or red potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • First, wash the potatoes and cut them into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes. Don't cut them any thicker or else they might take too long to cook. Place the cut potato cubes into a bowl.
    1 pound potatoes
  • Add the oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper into another small bowl and mix everything until well combined.
    1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While you wait, brush half of the oil-spice mixture onto the chicken breasts (be sure to get both sides). Add the other half of the spice mixture to the raw potatoes in their bowl and toss the potatoes in the mixture until well coated.
    2 chicken breasts
  • When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes first so that they cover the bottom of the air fryer basket evenly. Give them a shake so that they are in one even layer. Then add the chicken breasts on top – and be sure that the chicken breasts do not touch. Overall, don't overcrowd the air fryer, otherwise, things might not cook evenly.
  • Air fry the chicken breasts and potatoes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 19-21 minutes total until fully cooked. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes. After 10 minutes, move the potatoes to one side of the air fryer basket, flip the chicken breasts over and place them onto the empty half of the air fryer tray (things should have shrunk due to cooking so there should be enough space now).
  • Once the chicken is done – the internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit – remove it from the air fryer and place it on a plate. Don't overcook the chicken, this can make it dry. Cover the plate with tin foil and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, if the potatoes are not done to your liking yet, air fry them for another few minutes while the chicken is resting.
  • When done, remove the potatoes from the air fryer and assemble your chicken and potato dinner. You can sprinkle the dish with some chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you want super juicy chicken breasts, it’s easiest to cook them separately in the air fryer. Cooking chicken breasts and potatoes together does work, but you need to be more aware of what you’re doing.
  • Don’t cut the potato cubes too big otherwise they might not be done cooking when the chicken is done.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer, otherwise the chicken and potatoes might not cook evenly. If you can’t fit the potatoes into your air fryer in one layer, cook fewer potatoes and only one chicken breast at a time.
  • Cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t overcook it as this can make dry it out. 
  • Let the chicken rest after cooking as this allows some of the juices to redistribute throughout the chicken breast. 
  • You can change up the spices to suit your preferences (e.g. you could add some Italian seasoning or rosemary to the potatoes). Just keep in mind that the spices used for the chicken breasts and the potatoes will mingle during cooking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1731mg | Potassium: 1839mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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Lisa is the main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer almost 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested every single recipe on Simply Air Fryer.

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