Cooking dinner in your air fryer just got better. These quick and easy air fryer foil packets cook your chicken and vegetables to perfection! I share lots of seasoning and vegetable options to make this family-friendly meal. You control the ingredients and the flavors! Make them in 20 minutes.

A seasoned chicken breast and potatoes cooked in an air fryer foil packet.

It is summer here and we often use our air fryer or grill to make dinner. The oven heats up the house so much, and our old air conditioning unit just doesn’t do much to justify using the oven. The air fryer is also portable if you have outdoor electrical outlets, and you can run the air fryer outside if you are cooking something that has a strong smell, like fish!

If you love using your air fryer, I have some great gluten free air fryer recipes for you to try!

Why we love making air fryer foil packet meals:

  1. One of the things I love about these air fryer packets is how easy it is to customize them. I can use the seasoning and vegetables each family member wants, and I can keep the flavoring simple for my picky eater!
  2. Clean-up is a breeze! There is no stuck-on food to scrub off the air fryer rack.
  3. As I mentioned above, you don’t heat up the house because no oven is needed.

Allergen Information:

These air fryer foil packets are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and oat-free. You can customize them to avoid any allergen, which makes them so easy!

Air Fryer Foil Packets Ingredient Notes:

  • Chicken – I used chicken breasts. You can use any cut of meat, but if you use bone in chicken, it will need longer to cook. You will want to use vegetables that need longer to cook.
  • Seasoning/Sauces – Be sure your seasonings are gluten-free. McCormick and Badia label their spices, and Penzey’s spices are also gluten-free. See below for a list.
  • Oil – You will need to use a high-smoking point oil like avocado or canola. Olive oil can get rancid in the air fryer due to the high temperature. To learn more about high-heat oil, read my guide to the best air fryer oils.
  • Vegetables – Use any you love. I have a handy list of my favorites below.

Seasoning Ideas:

  • I love to use Penzey’s chicken seasoning blends. McCormick also sells several flavors.
  • Simple Organics makes an Italian blend of dried herbs that are great for chicken and vegetables.
  • Zaitarains Cajun Seasoning.
  • Pesto – Slather it on before cooking.
  • Barbecue Sauce – I like to use Kinder’s mild sauce, Sweet Baby Rays, and Stubbs BBQ sauces. These are all gluten-free.
  • Olive Oil and Garlic – These are a great combination for flavor and you can add fresh thyme or basil.
  • Taco Seasoning – I like to use this for a bolder flavor.
  • Ranch Dressing – I like to use Litehouse Homestyle Ranch. It is gluten-free and full of flavor. (It is usually in the refrigerated section in the produce department in the grocery store.)

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Photos of seasoning the chicken breasts and adding them to the foil packet.

Step 1: Remove the chicken breasts from the packaging and pat them dry with a paper towel. Coat each piece of chicken with seasoning, salt, and pepper. Drizzle avocado oil over the chicken.

Wash and chop the vegetables you want to cook with the chicken.

Step 2: Get a piece of foil large enough to wrap the chicken and vegetables. Add a chicken breast and some vegetables to the middle of the foil packet.

Photos of adding the chicken and vegetables to the foil packet and wrapping it up.

Step 3: Season the vegetables and wrap the foil around the meat and vegetables.

Step 4: Place the foil packet in the air fryer on the screen or vented bottom. Leave a small air hole so the steam can vent.

Step 5: Cook the chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes at 365º F. Check the internal temperature to ensure the chicken is 165º F in the center. Please note that bone-in and thicker chicken breasts may need longer to cook. Use the internal temperature to guide you to see if you need to cook it longer.

More fun vegetables to add to these packets:

  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots and Parsnip
  • Cauliflower

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to three days.

How can you meal prep these foil packet meals?

If you would like to meal-prep, season the chicken and add the vegetables. Wrap them in foil and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to cook them.

An herb coated cooked chicken breast in a foil packet.

More Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes:

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A seasoned chicken breast and potatoes cooked in an air fryer foil packet.

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Foil Packets

Sandi Gaertner
Use foil packets to perfectly cookchicken and vegetables in your air fryer. All you need is 20 minutes. Clean up is a breeze!
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Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 packets
Calories 428 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts You should have four.
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil I like avocado oil
  • 1 ½ cups potatoes * see below for more vegetable options
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper optional

Instructions
 

  • Remove the chicken breasts from the packaging and pat them dry with a paper towel. Coat each piece of chicken with seasoning, salt, and pepper. Drizzle avocado oil over the chicken.
  • Wash and chop the vegetables you want to cook with the chicken.
  • Get a piece of foil large enough to wrap the chicken and vegetables. Add a chicken breast and some vegetables to the middle of the foil packet.
  • Season the vegetables and wrap the foil around the meat and vegetables.
  • Place the foil packet in the air fryer on the screen or vented bottom. Leave a small air hole so the steam can vent.
  • Cook the chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes on 365º F. Check the internal temperature to ensure the chicken is 165º F in the center. Please note that bone in and thicker chicken breasts may need longer to cook. Use the internal temperature to guide you to see if you need to cook it longer. 
  • Serve hot.

Notes

  1. If you use bone in chicken, the cook time will be longer. Use a digital thermometer to verify the inside of the chicken is at least 165º F.
  2. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Seasoning Ideas:
  • I love to use Penzey’s chicken seasoning blends. McCormick also sells several flavors.
  • Simple Organics makes an Italian blend of dried herbs that are great for chicken and vegetables.
  • Zaitarains Cajun Seasoning.
  • Pesto – Slather it on before cooking.
  • Barbecue Sauce – I like to use Kinders mild sauce, Sweet Baby Rays, and Stubbs BBQ sauces. These are all gluten-free.
  • Olive Oil and Garlic – These are a great combination for flavor and you can add fresh thyme or basil.
  • Taco Seasoning – I like to use this for a bolder flavor.
  • Ranch Dressing – I like to use Litehouse Homestyle Ranch. It is gluten-free and full of flavor. (It is usually in the refrigerated section in the produce department in the grocery store.)
More fun vegetables to add to these packets:
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots and Parsnip
  • Cauliflower 

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1packetCalories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 48gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 434mgPotassium: 533mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 232IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 3mg
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