Preheat the air fryer at 370 F (190 C) for around 4 - 5 minutes
In the mean time rest of the preparation will be done.
In a small bowl add 2 tbsp broth salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne powder.
Wash and clean the broccoli. Remove the thick stalk.
Dice the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
Place the florets in a mixing bowl.
Pour in the broth and spices mixture and rub well so that all florets are coated.
Now pour 3 - 4 tbsp water at the bottom part of the basket.
Place the plate and arrange the broccoli in a single layer.
They will eventually shrink while cooked leaving more air space.
place the basket into the air fryer.
Start it at same temperature for 4 minutes.
No flipping or shaking required.
But check at 3 minutes mark to check the doneness of the broccoli.
If the crown looks cooked and crisp, stop at that point.
If it's not reached that point, place it back for 1 more minute.
Remove from air fryer and serve hot.
Instructions For Frozen Broccoli
Preheat the broccoli at 375 F (190 C) for 5 minutes.
No need to thaw it.
Rather place directly into the basket and cook for 3 minutes at 375 F (190 C).
Then remove and shake once.
Here you can drizzle your seasonings and mix them to coat the broccoli.
Also you can do by removing the florets to a mixing bowl and tossing the seasonings.
Then place the florets again in the air fryer basket.
Cook for another 4 minutes, checking at 2 minutes interval.
After removing you will see there is no water since the water evaporated as steam during the cooking process.Adding water maintains the tenderness of the broccoli and gives a steaming effect also while frying with hot air. This makes the broccoli crispy yet it has that tenderness.If you are not preheating, then you may increase the timer to 6 minutes. But check at the midways at around 3 minutes and then at every 1 minute till you are satisfied with the perfect crispy yet tender broccoli bites.Every air fryer cooks in a little different way with respect to temperature and time. Since broccoli cooks quickly than other veggies, keep an eye on it.