Air-Fried Broccoli with Sweet Soy Drizzle

When you cook broccoli in an air fryer, you get tender stems with crispy tips on every floret. It’s a fun mix of textures. Topped with a little sweet soy drizzle and you’ll have a nice mix of textures AND flavors.

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Air-Fried Broccoli with Sweet Soy Drizzle

  • Prep Time: 5 m
  • Cook Time: 30 m
  • Total Time: 35 m
  • Servings:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • ½- inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 2 green sliced onions
  • 1 head broccoli broken in florets (about ½-pound or 4 cups)
  • olive oil


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the soy sauce, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, sliced garlic, ginger and green onions. Return the pan to the heat and reduce the liquid to a syrupy consistency.
  2. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  3. Toss the broccoli florets with the olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Air-fry the broccoli at 400ºF for 10 minutes, shaking the basket several times during the cooking process.
  4. Serve the broccoli with warm with the sweet soy sauce drizzled over top.
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  1. Oh, YUM! This sounds amazing and I can hardly wait until I’m able to try it out. We love broccoli almost any way it’s fixed!

    1. Yes you can low sodium soy sauce. The soy sauce is reduced to make the glaze so you actually will not be eating all that sodium in each serving. You can also increase the water and decrease the soy sauce by 1/4 cup to cut the sodium a bit. You can also control how much of the glaze you drizzle on your broccoli.

    1. Yes the peppercorns are left whole. You can remove or strain them from the sauce if you like.

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