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Healthy and Delicious: 10 Air Fryer Recipes You Must Try

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While everyone’s obsessing over instant pots, it might be time to make room in your kitchen for the newest tool in town. Air fryers are fast becoming all the rage and for a good reason. They recreate the crispy results of deep-frying minus the fat. This means that homemade comfort food just got a whole lot healthier. And, with endless easy air fryer recipes to choose from, you’ll never run out of options. If you’re trying to find ways to eat healthier, an air fryer just might be exactly what you need in your life.

01

Air fryer rotisserie chicken

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Who needs a rotisserie when you've got an air fryer? Get ready for some seriously juicy chicken that's about to give your favorite rotisserie a run for its money - all from the comfort of your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 3-lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken pieces with salt and black pepper.
  2. Whisk herbs and spices together in a medium-sized bowl, and rub over the chicken.
  3. Add the pieces of dark meat to the air fryer. Cook at 350°F for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes. Repeat this process with the white meat, reducing the time to 8 minutes each side. Check that the chicken is cooked through with a meat thermometer, ensuring that each piece registers at 165°F.

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02

Air fryer tortellini

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Get a taste of Italy right in your kitchen with these irresistibly crispy tortellini bites! These little pockets of joy are not just delicious, they're a fun twist on a classic Italian favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 9-ounce package cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Marinara sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini on the stove according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, oregano and pepper flakes in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, beat the eggs. In a third shallow bowl, add the flour.
  3. Coat cooked tortellini in flour, then dredge in the eggs and then the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place in the air fryer, and fry for 10 minutes at 370°F until crispy.
  5. Serve with a side of marinara sauce.

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03

Air fryer sweet potato fries

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Sweet potato fries just got a whole lot sweeter and crispier, and they're ready in a flash! Say goodbye to soggy fries and hello to a quick, healthy snack that's a total game changer.

Ingredients

  • 2 peeled sweet potatoes, cut into ¼ inch sticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Toss sweet potato sticks with olive oil and seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Lay an even layer of sweet potato fries in the fryer basket, working in batches. Cook at 375°F for 8 minutes, then flip the fries and cook for another 8 minutes until crispy.
  3. Serve immediately.

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04

Air fryer pickles

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Brace yourself for a pickle adventure that's crunchy, tangy, and totally addictive! These dill pickle chips are the perfect snack for when you're craving something salty and satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of dill pickle slices
  • 1 egg, whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Pat pickles dry with paper towels. Combine parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic powder, and oregano in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Dip the pickle slices in the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb mixture. Place a single layer in the air fryer basket, working in batches — Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve warm, with ranch dressing for dipping.

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05

Air fryer hot dogs

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Hotdogs in an airfryer

Fast, fun, and flavorful - these air fryer hot dogs are about to become your new go-to snack! In just minutes, you'll have a classic favorite that's perfect for a quick lunch or a fun dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 390°F. Add the hot dog buns to the air fryer basket, and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove buns to a plate.
  2. Add the hot dogs to the air fryer basket, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add your favorite toppings, and serve immediately.

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06

Air fryer jalapeno poppers

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Spice up your snack game with these sizzling jalapeno poppers - they're hot stuff! If you're a fan of heat with a creamy twist, these poppers are sure to hit the spot.

Ingredients

  • 10 jalapeno peppers, cut in half with seeds removed
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup bread or tortilla crumbs

Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese with half of the crumbs, then add the parsley.
  2. Stuff each pepper with the cream cheese mixture, then press the tops of the peppers into the remaining crumbs.
  3. Cook in the air fryer at 370°F for 6-8 minutes. Let cool, and serve.

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07

Air fryer pork chops

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Say hello to pork chops with a perfect Parmesan crust that are anything but dry! These chops are a game-changer, offering a juicy, flavorful meal that's surprisingly easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Dry pork chops with a paper towel, then coat both sides with olive oil. Combine Parmesan and seasonings in a medium-sized bowl, then coat both sides of the pork chops with the Parmesan mixture.
  2. Place coated pork chops in the air fryer basket, and cook at 375°F for 9 minutes. Flip halfway through.

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08

Air fryer avocado fries

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Avocado fries in the air fryer? Yes, please! Healthy snacking just got a delicious upgrade with these crispy, creamy delights that are a cinch to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Ranch dressing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whisk Panko, paprika, and garlic powder together in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, beat the eggs. In a third shallow bowl, add the flour.
  2. Dip avocado slices, one at a time, into the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumb mixture until fully coated.
  3. Add to the air fryer, then cook at 400°F for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with ranch dressing, if desired

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09

Air fryer Thanksgiving turkey

Share to PinterestA whole chicken cooked inside an air frier concept. A healthy nutritious homemade alternative to deep fried store bought meat. Served inside the fryers basket together with baked potatoes.

Make room for pie because this air fryer turkey is about to free up your oven in style! This Thanksgiving, impress your guests with a perfectly cooked turkey that's juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Ingredients

  • 1 2-lb. turkey breast
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Generously season turkey breast with salt and freshly ground pepper, then rub fresh herbs all over.
  2. Cook in the air fryer at 390°F for approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Check that the turkey is cooked through with a meat thermometer to an internal temperature of 160°F.
  3. Whisk together melted butter, maple syrup, and dijon in a small bowl.
  4. Take the turkey out of the air fryer and brush it with the maple syrup mixture. Then, return the turkey to the air fryer and fry at 330°F for 2 minutes until caramelized.
  5. Let turkey rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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10

Air fryer chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

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Who knew? Air fryer cookies are a thing, and they're about to rock your world! Get ready for a batch of warm, gooey chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that are a breeze to whip up.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Line the air fryer basket with foil, and preheat to 350°F.
  2. Cream the sugars and butter in a large bowl until fluffy and light, then beat in vanilla and eggs. Combine the flour, oats, pudding mix, salt, and baking soda, and add to the creamed mixture gradually, mixing well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Form dough into slightly-flattened balls, 1 tablespoon-size each, and place on the foil-lined air fryer basket 2 inches apart. Cook for 8-10 minutes, then remove to wire racks. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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