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Zucchini Chicken Stir Fry in the Air Fryer

Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

Healthy Zucchini and Chicken Recipe!

If you want a simple, tasty, unique stir fry, look no further than my zucchini chicken stir fry. It’s made in the air fryer…yes, really! And it’s going to give you fast, delicious, and nutritious results that everyone is going to love!

Easy Zucchini Stir-Fry with Chicken

With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with boneless skinless chicken thighs will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. It’s made with ingredients you probably have right now – chicken, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and pantry herbs/spices! So, what are you waiting for? Come and cook with me!

When Is Zucchini in Season?

Zucchini is in season during the summer months from June through late August. However, in some places, you may be able to find it any time of year. It just depends on where you live. 

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Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner!  With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

Why You Will Love This Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry

  • It’s a simple dinner that has tons of flavor.
  • It’s a healthy way to enjoy stir fry. 
  • This recipe features a bounty of fresh veggies with beautiful colors. Remember the catchphrase “Eat the Rainbow.” 
  • With a short cooking time, you’ll have a healthy and tasty dinner for your family any night of the week!
  • Clean up is easy peasy because you made it in the air fryer. 
  • And did I mention that the air fryer reduces splashes and messiness when cooking? It saves your stove top all the mess! 
  • Zucchinis are rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as antioxidants, folate, potassium, vitamin A, and lutein.
Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner!  With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI CHICKEN STIR FRY (IN AIR FRYER)

Air Fryer Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry Ingredients?

Zucchini, chicken, bell peppers, olive oil, paprika, herbs and spices

How to Make Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry in the Air Fryer (Step by Step):

Now I’ll guide you through the steps to make this fantastic dish! Get ready for an authentic healthy chicken dinner!

  1. Prepare the Vegetables and the Chicken

    The first step is to gather all your ingredients. Then you will wash and cut the zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. Next, you’ll want to clean the boneless chicken thighs and cut them. I like to keep the chicken pieces and the zucchini pieces around the same size, so everything cooks evenly.Zucchini, chicken, bell peppers, olive oil, paprika, herbs and spices

  2. Place in a large bowl

    Add all the ingredients (chicken, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions) to a big bowl.Boneless Chicken thighs, zucchini, bell peppers and onions for stir fry

  3. Season the Zucchini and Chicken

    Generously sprinkle the seasoning spices and herbs on the ingredients and use a clean hand or spatula to combine. Ensure to mix well. Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

  4. Air Fry Chicken and Zucchini

    Now comes the fun part! Place the seasoned chicken and zucchini into the air fryer basket. Set it to 400F for 10 minutes; you don’t have to preheat the air fryer, but you can if you like. (Sidebar: I did not preheat the air fryer).Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

  5. Check halfway

    Check halfway through the cooking time with a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked, and add more time if necessary. Then serve! Tip: Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding your air fryer basket; I cooked this recipe in two batches. Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

Recipes Notes and Tips 

  • Try to keep the size of the chicken and zucchini the same when you cut them up. This helps even with cooking.
  • Cook this recipe in batches, or you will overcrowd the fryer basket. I cooked this by putting it into two batches.
  • This recipe is great with quinoa or your favorite rice. You can also find other delicious recipes to pair with it on my site!
  • Use the bell peppers that you have on hand, irrespective of color.
  • You can make this spicy by adding more pepper chili pepper.
  • Feel free to season to your taste/preference.
  • You can use chicken breast instead of thighs.
  • Please ensure your chicken is fully cooked; if chicken/veggies aren’t fully cooked after 10 minutes, please add more time.
  • This is my air fryer; I have been using this same air fryer for 3 years!! (How time flies)!
Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner!  With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!
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Tips for Cutting Zucchini for Stir Fry

You can trim the stem off the zucchini, then cut it in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into slices to the thickness you desire. 

Tips for Cutting Chicken for Stir Fry

Cutting the chicken into small cubes that match the size of your zucchini is best. You don’t want them too thick, or they may not cook through all the way, adding more time to getting them on the table. Keeping them the same size means they will all cook the same rather than have some that are too done or, worse, not done at all.

Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner!  With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

BEST Chicken and Vegetables Dish in Air Fryer

If you’re always lamenting about eating healthier but finding the food bland, let this chicken thigh and vegetables dish change the way you think. It bursts with flavor in every bite and takes a little time to make. No excuses – eat better this year and love what you eat! Note that you can use chicken breast if that’s what you prefer!

FAQs

In case you have more questions, here’s what you need to know!

What is the secret to crisp-tender zucchini? 

Circulation! In the air fryer, this is easy to achieve. But only if you don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. That’s why I recommend making this recipe in batches to ensure the zucchini comes out with that perfect texture.

Do I need to peel zucchini for stir fry?

No, unless you’d like to peel it. I don’t recommend peeling it, though, because the skin is full of nutrients.

Can you cook meat and vegetables in the air fryer at the same time? 

Yes, you can! It helps to keep from overfilling that basket, though, because then the air will circulate better and cook it all perfectly. 

Can you safely put raw chicken into an air fryer?

Yes! The air fryer is one of the fastest and tastiest ways to cook your chicken.

Can I use different vegetables? 

Of course, you can! If you can’t find zucchini, another summer squash would work. You could even try mushrooms, carrots, or any other fresh veggies you have on hand.

Can I use chicken breasts instead of boneless thighs?

Absolutely! You can use chicken breasts or other meat, seafood, or tofu as your protein in this dish. 

Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY AIR FRYER CHICKEN & ZUCCHINI STIR FR:

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Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer!

Zucchini Chicken Stir Fry in the Air Fryer


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 people 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! 

With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 zucchini 
  • 46 boneless chicken thighs (Sizes vary)
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper 
  • 1/2 red bell pepper 
  • 1/2 green bell pepper 
  • 1/2 or 1/3 small onions
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika 
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Knorr bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (I used Tony Rancher’s)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • A couple of parsley leaves (optional; for garnishing)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Vegetables and the Chicken. The first step is to gather all your ingredients. Then you will wash and cut the zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. Next, you’ll want to clean the boneless chicken thighs and cut them. I like to keep the chicken pieces and the zucchini pieces around the same size, so everything cooks evenly. Zucchini, chicken, bell peppers, olive oil, paprika, herbs and spices 
  2. Place in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients (chicken, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions) to a big bowl. Boneless Chicken thighs, zucchini, bell peppers and onions for stir fry  
  3. Season. Generously sprinkle the seasoning spices and herbs on the ingredients and use a clean hand or spatula to combine. Ensure to mix well. Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer! 
  4. Air Fry Chicken and Zucchini. Now comes the fun part! Place the seasoned chicken and zucchini into the air fryer basket. Set it to 400F for 10 minutes; you don’t have to preheat the air fryer, but you can if you like. (Sidebar: I did not preheat the air fryer). Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer! 
  5. Check halfway. Check halfway through the cooking time with a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked, and add more time if necessary. Then serve! Tip: Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding your air fryer basket; I cooked this recipe in two batches. Healthy and easy zucchini chicken stir fry made in the air fryer is easy to make, flavorful, colorful, delicious, and satisfying! This unique stir fry with chicken and zucchini chicken makes a quick weekday lunch or dinner! With just a few easy steps and a short cooking time, this easy zucchini stir-fry with chicken will be your new go-to dinner on a busy night. And the best part is that you use your air fryer! 

Notes

Try to keep the size of the chicken and zucchini the same when you cut them up. This helps even with cooking.

Cook this recipe in batches, or you will overcrowd the fryer basket. I cooked this by putting it into two batches.

This recipe is great with quinoa or your favorite rice. You can also find other delicious recipes to pair with it on my site!

Use the bell peppers that you have on hand, irrespective of color.

You can make this spicy by adding more pepper chili pepper.

Feel free to season to your taste/preference. 

You can use chicken breast instead of thighs. 

Please ensure your chicken is fully cooked; if chicken/veggies aren’t fully cooked after 10 minutes, please add more time. 

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: International

Keywords: Zucchini, Chicken, Chicken Thigh Recipes, Stir fry recipes, Air fryer, Air frying, chicken recipe,

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14 Comments
    1. Hello, Vicky,
      No worries about questioning. Now that you said that, I might have to recalculate it, lol. However, this was a huge meal, the plate you see is one serving; I mention under the “Tips” that I cooked this recipe in two batches. I made two plates of the photo. Also, because I made it two in 2 sets, we gobbled down the first batch before the second batch was ready. You can get away with getting three servings out of this recipe, especially if you wish to serve it with rice.
      I hope this helps!

  1. I am always looking for new recipes using zucchini and this one is a keeper. My daughter also likes using the air fryer so this one is for her. Great flavors!

  2. This was delicious! So easy and loved the hearty addition of the zucchini. Definitely making it again!

  3. The combination of zucchini and chicken sounds like a perfect match!! Plus I love how quick and easy it is to make, and the fact that it’s cooked in an air fryer makes it even better. I can’t wait to try this recipe out for myself.

  4. My family loved this stir fry dish. The chicken came out flavorful and the zucchinis were on point as a good veggie. to mix with!

  5. I would just love to say this is one of the very first recipes I made in my airfryer, and by far, is the most popular. I make this at least twice a month.
    Sometimes with rice or Quinoa. Sometimes I throw in extra veggies and omit the starch altogether.
    Which ever way I make it… the family gobbles it up every time.
    We like it spicy, so I add a teaspoon of cayenne, but otherwise follow the recipe to a T!

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