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Easy Air Fryer Greek Chicken and Potatoes

It doesn’t get much easier than this 6-ingredient Greek chicken and potatoes recipe. Whether you use an air fryer or oven, you can have it on the table in around 30 minutes if you’re quick. This is a picky eater approved recipe, and each 6-ounce serving has 29 grams of filling protein. Let’s get cooking!

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Potatoes

If you’ve tried other Kinda Healthy Recipes like my air fryer chicken and brussels sprouts or air fryer cajun chicken and vegetables, this recipe will be a breeze. In case you’re new to my recipes, I’ve included a visual recipe walkthrough below. If you have any recipe questions I miss, drop a comment at the bottom of the post.

Step 1: Toss quartered baby gold potatoes in olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest before adding Greek seasoning and black pepper.

quartered baby gold potatoes in lemon juice and olive oil

Like I mentioned in my original air fried Greek potatoes recipe, you’ll want to stick with a yellow fleshed potato if possible. Potatoes with more starch like russet potatoes will likely take a bit longer to cook. If you only have full size gold potatoes on hand, those will work fine. Just chop them up into 1″ cubes.

As for the Greek seasoning, I used Cavender’s. This seasoning blend has 240mg of sodium per 1/4 tsp, for comparison. If you use another Greek seasoning, try to get close to that. And if you’re using a salt free Greek seasoning, I’d add some salt.

Modification note: If you wanted to add more veggies to your chicken and potatoes, you could add some bell pepper and red onion like in my Ninja Foodi Greek Chicken and Veggies recipe. You could largely dice them and add to the air fryer with the potatoes in step 1.

Step 2: Air fry the potatoes for 12 minutes at 400ºF, reserving excess olive oil and lemon juice.

Greek potatoes in the air fryer basket with remaining olive oil and lemon juice in the mixing bowl

Don’t let all the tasty goodness go through the grates of your air fryer. Keep it in the bowl!

Air Fryer Note: I use a 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi for my air fryer recipes. Keep in mind, different types and sizes of air fryers may require slight modifications to cook times. The potatoes should be mostly fork tender and slightly golden brown around the edges before adding the chicken in step 3.

Step 3: Add diced chicken breast to the olive oil and lemon juice with more Greek seasoning and black pepper.

diced chicken breast in olive oil, lemon juice, and Greek seasoning

The cook time for the potatoes should give you plenty of time to dice up some chicken and get it in the bowl with the remaining lemon olive oil and seasoning.

Step 4: Toss the air fried potatoes with the chicken breast and air fry both for 10-12 minutes at 400ºF, shaking halfway through.

seasoned Greek chicken and potatoes in the air fryer basket

Again, air fryer size will affect cook time. If you’re using a larger air fryer with more surface area, your chicken may cook faster. Use a food thermometer to check on the chicken at the halfway point. There’s no harm in cooking in short stints to avoid over cooking your chicken.

And be sure not to skip the shake or stir at the halfway point. It’s important for even cooking and food safety!

air fried Greek chicken and potatoes with a food thermometer

Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF, you’re good to go. Check multiple pieces to ensure everything is evenly cooked.

Optional: Add Some Char to Your Greek Chicken and Potatoes

If you’re using a Foodi, you can use the broil function for a few minutes at the end to create some crispy edges without over cooking the chicken.

Step 5: Toss the finished Greek chicken and potatoes with parsley and serve with kalamata olives, feta cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. 

If you wanted some kind of sauce, you could make this Greek tzatziki sauce and try swapping the full fat Greek yogurt for fat free to reduce the calories.

Or use this Weight Watchers cucumber salad for a fresh summer treat to add even more volume to your meal.

For Baked Greek Chicken Breast and Potatoes

If you wanted to make this recipe in the oven, transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet in step 1 and bake at 400ºF while you prepare the chicken. Once the chicken is prepped, place it on a separate baking sheet or push the potatoes to one side of the sheet they’re on. Continue baking for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.

And if you want crispier potatoes at the end, you could use the broil function for a few minutes like I did for my baked chicken thighs with ranch potato wedges and Greek chicken meatballs and potatoes.

That should do it. If you have a question about this Greek chicken and potatoes recipe, feel free to leave a comment below. Otherwise, enjoy! 

Air Fryer Greek Chicken and Potatoes

Air Fryer Greek Chicken and Potatoes

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Lemon, herb, and olive oil infused potatoes with juicy chunks of air fried chicken breast.


For the Potatoes

  • 1 lb Baby Gold Potatoes, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp Greek Seasoning*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

For the Chicken

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, diced
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Greek Seasoning*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Mix the lemon juice and zest together with the olive oil and toss the quartered potatoes in the mixture. Season with 1/2 Tbsp Greek seasoning and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
  2. Use a spatula to transfer the potatoes to an air fryer basket, leaving the remaining oil/lemon juice mixture in the bowl. Avoid dumping the potatoes straight in the basket. Air fry for 12 minutes at 400ºF.
  3. While the potatoes cook, dice the chicken breast and add to the bowl with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Add the additional tablespoon of olive oil and toss to coat before adding the remaining 1/2 Tbsp Greek seasoning and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  4. Once the potatoes have cooked for 12 minutes, transfer them to the bowl with the chicken and stir together.
  5. Add the Greek chicken and potatoes back to the basket and air fry for 10-12 minutes at 400ºF, shaking halfway through, until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165ºF. Check multiple pieces to ensure everything is evenly cooked. Serve with kalamata olives, feta cheese, and parsley, if desired.


*I used Cavender's Greek Seasoning.

Cook times are with a 6.5qt Ninja Foodi. If you're using a different air fryer, check on your chicken early and often in step 5 to avoid over/under cooking.

Instructions for oven baked Greek chicken and potatoes are in the post above.

Each serving has 5 WW SmartPoints (blue).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 29g

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Wednesday 20th of September 2023

This was AMAZING. I’m definitely going to make it a regular at my house. The chicken had such good flavor and was cooked perfectly, I would’ve been totally content eating that alone!


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

I'm newer to counting macros so I am sorry if this kind of a dumb question but regarding the feta, olives for adding to the dish... do we add those macros separately in our food log?

Mason Woodruff

Saturday 26th of August 2023

Not a dumb question! And yes, you'll want to add them to the given nutrition facts. I like to leave the base recipe as-is so everyone can add/not add what they want.


Saturday 28th of January 2023

Looks delicious! How would you suggest cooking this in an oven?

Mason Woodruff

Sunday 29th of January 2023

Thanks Bryce. I included a section about baking in the post.


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Made this in my 6qt instant pot air fryer and it didn't work for me at all. The chicken was overcooked and the potatoes were undercooked. Very disappointing.

Mason Woodruff

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Oh no, sorry to hear that. I've found the cook times for my 6.5qt Ninja Foodi and 8qt Instant Pot to be spot on. So maybe the smaller Instant Pot takes longer to cook the potatoes (less surface area). Not sure on the overcooked chicken with the same time, though. Better luck next time!

Robin M

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

We had this last night , I accidentally added too much lemon zest, but it was still fine . I normally make a homemade greek marinade, but my husband said he liked this version better . He cooked everything on the grill and we served with homemade nonfat greek yogurt Tzatziki sauce and a salad with kalamata and feta cheese . Enough leftovers for tonight . Yay !

Mason Woodruff

Friday 22nd of October 2021

I like the idea of grilling this one. Glad everyone enjoyed!

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