The air fryer has been such a CRAZE recently! Everyone has either considering buying one or has already purchased one. I don't know about you, but all my friends who have bought one, swear by it! If you don't know what an air fryer is, it's a kitchen appliance that allows you to fry food without deep-frying or using excessive oil. It does this by circulating hot air around the food and because it is so compact, it does this really efficiently! With the holiday season coming up, you might be wondering if an air-fryer will be a good present... maybe even for yourself!
Here we will go over some of the pros and cons of using an air fryer.
- Healthier foods that still taste fantastic
- Cooking is more efficient
- Easy to use
- It cuts the harmful effects of deep oil frying
- You might miss healthy fats that you need
- Food could get dried out
-Little room to cook for the entire family
Here is a recipe you can try with your air fryer!
Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies
1 pound chicken breast, chopped into bite-size pieces (2-3 medium chicken breasts)
1 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
1 zucchini chopped
1 cup bell pepper chopped (any colors you like)
1/2 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon EACH garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (or spice blend of choice)
Preheat air fryer to 400F.
Chop the veggies and chicken into small bite-size pieces and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add the oil and seasoning to the bowl and toss to combine.
Add the chicken and veggies to the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, shaking halfway, or until the chicken and veggies are charred and chicken is cooked through. If your air fryer is small, you may have to cook them in 2-3 batches.