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Air-Fried Broccoli with Sweet Soy Drizzle
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
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.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Air Fryer, Soy Sauce, Broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Air-Fried Broccoli with Sweet Soy Drizzle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 3294mg137%
Potassium 634mg18%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1005IU20%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.