9 Easy Air Fryer Recipes That You Have to Try ASAP!

Blog | October 18th, 2021

Air fryers have taken kitchens everywhere by storm! Even if space is tight, this is one “better than a gadget” that is worth making room for! Not only does an air fryer decrease oily fats and increase healthier food options, but it also really works and makes food taste great! Many skeptics can be a little leery or huge doubters, but after giving an air fryer a try, you’ll very likely eat those words! The biggest remaining question is, where to start? There are recipes everywhere! Here are nine tried and proven true recipes that will have you coming back for more!

Tip: Invest in a bottle like this one so you can lightly spray foods with a healthy oil. This prevents sticking while being far better than deep-frying! Now, on to those recipes! 

Roasted Chicken And Cauliflower Rice

This perfectly seasoned chicken is melt-in-your-mouth tender and the cauliflower rice makes it a low-carb meal!

  • One three pack of boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 10-ounce bags of organic frozen cauliflower rice, thawed and drained

  • Coat chicken with mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Put the cauliflower rice under the air fryer rack.
  • Place chicken on the rack.
  • Roast at 370 degrees for 35 minutes or until done and tender.
  • Serve chicken on top of cauliflower rice.

Faithful French Fries

Fresh cut fries are always a perfect side dish for simple burgers and upscale steaks. Fries also make a great standby snack that everyone loves!

  • Three large russet potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into “fries”
  • Olive oil (in spray bottle)
  • Salt (consider a healthy version like pink sea salt)

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Pat fries dry with a paper towel.
  • Spray with olive oil.
  • Place fries in the bottom of the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 13-14 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.
  • *Repeat if larger portions are needed.

Apple Chips

These crispy, sweet apple chips make a healthy fall snack and are incredible as a topping on oatmeal!

  • 2 large apples, thinly sliced
  • Cinnamon

  • Wash apples and slice thin. The thinner, the crispier!
  • Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees.
  • Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon. 
  • Arrange apple slices flat in the fryer. (Covering the apples with a metal rack will keep them from popping around in the fryer)
  • Cook for 15 minutes, flipping every five minutes. 
  • When the apples begin to dry out, change the temperature to 330 degrees.
  • Cook for another 10-12 minutes to crisp, flipping them at the halfway point. 
  • Place in a serving bowl and enjoy!

Green Beans

An air fryer roasts most any veggie to delicious perfection in minutes. The kids may even ask for more!

  • Green beans, whole, fresh or frozen
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper

  • Wash and trim green beans.
  • Toss with oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Air fry according to fryer instructions.
  • Cook frozen beans for an additional 2-3 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

Buffalo Wings The Air Fryer Way

When you want to stay home, you can still satisfy your craving for buffalo wings!

  • 2 pounds of separated chicken wings 
  • Olive oil spray
  • Franks buffalo wing sauce, 12 ounces
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Tabasco (depending on heat preference)

  • Combine Frank’s sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce in a large mixing bowl. -Set aside.
  • Spray Air Fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken wings in an air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 380 degrees for 25 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, increase the temperature to 400 degrees and cook for 5-15 minutes longer.
  • Shake every 5 minutes and begin checking for doneness.
  • Remove when the wings are crisped to your liking.
  •  When the wings are finished, place them in the mixing bowl with the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Chocolate Chip Air Fryer Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside! Who would’ve thought you could air fry cookies?!

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature  
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-20 seconds or just until the butter begins to melt.
  • Add the brown and white sugars and beat until fully combined. 
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla for about 30 seconds. 
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes or overnight. 
  • Line the air fryer racks with parchment paper. 
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized dough balls into the air fryer basket, about 1.5 inches apart.
  • Air fry at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until golden and cooked through. 
  • Allow cookies to rest 2-3 minutes in the air fryer before removing.

Fluffy Air Fryer Popcorn

Easy and so fluffy! You’ll never go back to the traditional way of popping corn.

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Line air fryer basket with foil.
  • Place popcorn kernels onto foil. 
  • Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
  • Place in the air fryer for 8 minutes or until most kernels have popped.
  • Remove from the air fryer immediately.
  • Top with melted butter and sprinkle with a touch of salt.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

‘Tis the time for air fryers and the season for pumpkin seeds!

  • One fresh pumpkin
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Salt

  • Remove seeds from pumpkin and wash thoroughly.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees.
  • Place cleaned seeds on a few paper towels and press down to remove excess water to dry as much as possible.
  • Melt butter and mix with pumpkin seeds.  
  • Sprinkle salt on top and mix well.
  • Place seeds into the air fryer and close lid/drawer.
  • Cook at 360 degrees for 10 minutes total, shaking basket after 5 minutes.
  • Add more salt if desired.

Pasta Chips

A perfect snack that can also be made with gluten free noodles for freedom from allergy worries!

  • Dried pasta, your choice!  
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Seasonings of your choice

  • Boil pasta in extremely salted water according to the package instructions until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and transfer to a bowl.
  • Season with garlic powder, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and other chosen seasonings. 
  • Toss or mix well.
  • Add pasta to the air fryer basket and fry at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, shaking a few times to cook evenly.
  • Transfer the pasta chips to a plate and serve immediately with marinara sauce or other dip.

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