I use my air fryer in my kitchen on a weekly basis! There are so many recipes out there that I definitely have an air fryer recipe for everyone. These are the best of the best and the hardest part will be picking out which one is your favorite!
If you haven’t tried using an air fryer or you’re an old pro, there is something or everyone! Try out some of my top favorite air fryer recipes like this chicken, these delicious French fries or this mouthwatering salmon.
Air Fryer Recipes
Ok, ok, you’ve got me. The air fryer is currently my all-time favorite kitchen appliance! I mean, how could it not be when it does as many things as it does? Let’s talk about it for a minute. Air frying doesn’t require any oil, making it healthier and mess-free. It is quick and easy, and the cooking time is decreased in most recipes. It’s pretty hands-off. You may only have to flip your food a time or two during cooking (if at all). The air fryer can reheat leftovers like it’s nobody’s business and make them taste as good as when they were first cooked… Have I convinced you yet?
If you use an air fryer all of the time or you are just about to buy one (thanks to my convincing you), then I have you covered for the next step… The recipes! This air fryer recipe round-up is the best of the best! The most popular on my website, the most popular in my house, and really, just the spot where I have gathered together all of the tried and true favorites. So get cooking! Want fish? Check. Chicken? Check. Vegetables? Check. This roundup has something for everyone! Plus, You will have a lot fewer dishes to do at the end of it all… It’s a win-win!
Cooking with and Air Fryer
Before you get started on cooking air fryer recipes with your air fryer, there are some tips that I recommend reading over so that your food turns out perfect every single time!
- Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: The most important rule (in my opinion) is that you don’t try to fill the air fryer’s basket up with too much food at once. When you overfill the basket and your food is all touching then it doesn’t cook evenly. The parts that touch will remain soggy and you won’t get that delicious and crisp edge that the air fryer is known for!
- Shake the Basket: Give the basket a good shake throughout the cooking process! This helps to cook and brown the food more evenly. I like to do this with fries, vegetables, and anything I want to crisp and brown really well. Just pull open the basket a few times during the cooking process, shake to toss the ingredients inside, and replace the basket to continue cooking.
- Flip Meat Halfway Through: Halfway through the cooking process, flip your meat to help cook it evenly. This is a good rule of thumb for chicken, hamburgers, steak, and pork. Simply open the basket, flip the meat using tongs, and continue cooking until done.
- Easy Cleanup Tips: Use parchment paper or foil to line the basket if you want to make clean up easy. Also, be sure to clean the air fryer if there is a lot of residue from the food left behind. This helps to prevent the food from taking on other flavors. It’s not necessary to clean your air fryer after every use, just clean it when it needs it.