Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is a quick 15-minute dinner recipe idea using just a few ingredients in your air fryer.
Everyone loves teriyaki chicken and vegetables, I mean who doesn’t love ordering takeout teriyaki chicken?!
But, making this into a three-ingredient, 15-minute meal makes this air fryer chicken teriyaki a total game changer!
There isn’t really anything special about this quick and easy dinner recipe, just that you can make it any night of the week, and have your family gathered up in about 20 minutes total.
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Do y’all have an air fryer??
We got my dad one of those big Air Fryer Ovens, and it works super well. But, I knew if I were going to own one, it couldn’t be big.
My kitchen is tiny, and I don’t like products that are one function only.
And while an air fryer only air fries, you can make all kinds of things in it! It’s quite amazing!
This recipe is low carb if you use a sugar-free teriyaki sauce.
You could also try these Keto Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken Wings! They’re so so good!
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is a 1-2-3 meal, and I’ll walk you through every step.
I own a Chefman Compact Air Fryer, and it’s small y’all.
Enough to cook about 6 wings inside it. It’s the perfect size for a single lady!
And, it was not expensive.
This air fryer has been used way more than I thought — I don’t own a microwave, so it’s starting to reheat things for me. It works just great!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER TERIYAKI CHICKEN AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
First, gather your simple ingredients:
- Skinless Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs
- Fresh Brussels Sprouts
- Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Bottled Teriyaki Sauce
Let’s chat about the ingredients and what makes this a great recipe!
Because we are making such a simple recipe, you’ll want good ingredients! That makes sense, right?!
I love making my own teriyaki sauce on the stovetop. It takes about 20 minutes, but keeps in the fridge in an airtight container for weeks!
Here’s how I make it, you can also watch this TikTok video of how I make teriyaki sauce.
Pour soy sauce into a saucepan, along with knobs of fresh ginger, some green onions, garlic cloves, and sugar. Let this boil together until it forms a thick syrup. Strain into a mason jar, and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use! This is such a delicious way to get a meal packed with flavor.
In a large bowl, add chicken pieces and cut up brussels sprouts with about 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce.
Toss together so everything gets coated really well.
Allow the chicken and sprouts to hang in the sauce for a good 5 minutes while the air fryer preheats.
Now, you don’t necessarily need to preheat the air fryer, but for best results turn on for 5 minutes and get it toasty before I add anything to it. Plus, I like to hear that sizzle sound when I dump something in.
Dump your chicken and sprouts into your warmed-up air fryer basket.
If you can get the whole thing in a single layer in your air fryer, great! As you can see, I could not, and that’s okay!
Close the drawer, and turn your timer on.
I have the temperature dial on 400˚, and that temperature dial hasn’t moved since I used it the first time. 400˚ seems to be the best at heating things up, cooking wings, etc.
Most air fryers you see have a digital icon list, and lots of presets you can use. This compact air fryer is so simple, and I’ve really appreciated that!
Let the chicken and sprouts roast in the fryer for 10 minutes. Cook time depends on your air fryer, the size of your chicken bites, etc.
There are a lot of variables, so I suggest using a thermometer and making sure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees f.
This is what the recipe looked like at the 10 minutes mark.
That’s a pretty quick dinner, don’t you think?!
I gave this a good shimmy and closed the air fryer for another 5 minutes, just so everything was nice and crispy.
And that’s it, folks!
Open the drawer and dump it into a bowl. It’s so deliciously easy, and you can top it with more teriyaki sauce if you like.
Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds if you’re feeling fancy!
Other Variations for Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
You could use any protein and vegetable pairing you like! This is a great time to use up items from your fridge.
Give the following ingredients a try!
- Sweet Potatoes
- Bell Peppers
Any of these vegetables cooked in the air fryer would make a great side dish recipe! Air Fryer Recipes are great to add to your menu for holidays. It’s one less thing in the oven or on the stove, and it does the work for you!
Of course, you could switch up the protein and make this with steak, pork chops, salmon, or shrimp. You could even use leftover cooked chicken and add it into the air fryer brussels sprouts recipe after they’ve cooked.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can you air-fry raw chicken?
Yes! You sure can! Just be sure to cook the chicken to an internal temperature of 165˚, and if you’re unsure, invest in a meat thermometer.
What temperature do I cook brussels sprouts in an air fryer?
That varies with every air fryer… Air fryers use convection heat, so my small air fryer takes way less time than a large air fryer like this one. Because it’s a smaller quantity of food, it would cook in less time. Overall, brussels sprouts take about 10-12 minutes in any air fryer.
Can you use frozen sprouts in this recipe?
I don’t see why not! I’ve personally never tried it, but I bet someone on the world wide web has!
You could even make this and then add it to Ramen Noodles the next day for lunch. YUM!Print
- 2 small chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 cups quarter brussels sprouts
- 1/2 – 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- Mix chicken, sprouts, and the sauce together in a bowl.
- While the chicken and sprouts hang out, warm up your air fryer.
- Turn your air fryer to 400* and let it heat up for 5 minutes.
- Once the air fryer is hot, add the chicken and sprouts
- Turn the air fryer to 10 minutes, and let it do it’s magic.
- Open the drawer and give the chicken and sprouts a shimmy to mix it up and move the pieces around.
- Close the drawer and set the timer for 5 more minutes, if necessary.
- Check to see your chicken is cooked thoroughly.
- Serve immediately.
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