18 Air Fryer Recipes You Have To Try

Collecting air fryer recipes can be fun. Discovering the delicious meals you can prepare in the air fryer basket can be an enjoyable evening activity. Air fryers produce epic meals once mastered, and thankfully, the learning curve is short. Here are eighteen must-try air fryer recipes.

1. Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Few chicken recipes can beat a good air fryer chicken recipe. The only exception might be grilled chicken. But this recipe lets you do all that grilling indoors, and it won’t even heat up your kitchen. This air fryer stuffed chicken breast recipe is quick, delicious, and pairs well with any side you enjoy most. Try rice, some veggies, and maybe even a salad to complete the meal.

2. Sweet Potato Flatbread

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You only need to try this sweet potato flatbread once to be hooked. It only needs three ingredients, and it’s a great way to use up any sweet potatoes you may have in the kitchen.

3. Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks

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These crunchy yet tender air fryer cauliflower steaks are the perfect veggie dish. You can serve as is or with other meals like roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. Top them with my lemon herb yogurt sauce for a creamy finish.

4. Air Fryer Tuna Melt

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It may not look overly exciting, but this air fryer tuna melt knocks it out of the park with flavor. The tuna salad is perfectly seasoned and tastes delicious with that melted cheese.

5. Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

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Yep, you can make breakfast in your air fryer. These air fryer scrambled eggs can be prepped ahead of time and are ready in minutes.

6. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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Sometimes, you just need some fries, and few things are as comforting as sweet potato fries. These air fryer sweet potato fries are easy to make and taste every bit as delicious as something you’d get in a restaurant.

7. Cajun Zucchini Sticks

A pile of air fried cajun zucchini sticks laying on a cutting board with a small cup of dip.
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Cajun zucchini sticks are an epic way to polish off some of that zucchini harvest from the garden. The flavor is wonderful, and the air fryer cooks them to perfection. They make a great snack!

8. Air Fried Pork Chops

A plate of green peas and a golden brown pork chop.
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These air fried pork chops couldn’t be simpler. You rub the chops with a little oil and some spices, and into the air fryer they go. Simple, easy, and oh-so-delicious.

9. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Whether you enjoy them as an appetizer or a meal, these air fryer chicken wings are a delicious addition to any meal. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of beans and veggies for a complete meal.

10. Air Fryer Falafel

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Love Medittaranean food? This air fryer falafel makes it super simple to enjoy these flavors at home. Pick up some pita bread at the store and bring it home to be stuffed with falafel and some tzatziki sauce or hummus.

11. Air Fryer Cheese Sticks

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This delicious snack or appetizer is easy to put together, and you can get these air fryer cheese sticks as melty as you want them to be. Serve with a side of marinara or ranch dressing for a dip, and even round out the meal by adding your favorite sides.

12. Healthy Air Fryer Fish N’ Chips

A white plate holds some air fryer fish n' chips. The chips are sweet potato fries.
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Fish n’ chips is a classic dish. But it’s not always very flavorful, especially when you buy it premade. A much better way to make sure your fish n’ chips actually taste great is to make them at home. This healthy air fryer fish n’ chips recipe is perfect for any night of the week, and you can even serve it with rice instead of chips if you prefer.

13. Tuscan Chicken Thighs

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These Tuscan chicken thighs are sure to become a family favorite really quickly. Pair them with some rice and veggies or a green salad. They have lots of flavor and are perfectly cooked to your liking.

14. Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

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If you love Asian flavors, these air fryer teriyaki chicken kabobs are a great way to get dinner on the table. Serve them with a side of rice to round out your meal. The teriyaki sauce is homemade, but you can certainly use store-bought teriyaki sauce if you prefer that.

15. Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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These air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts are such a fun way to get some veggies in your eating plan. They make a fun and totally dippable snack any time of day. Enjoy them with ranch or honey mustard dip.

16. Air Fryer Apple Chips

Parchment paper holds a bowlful of apple chips.
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Air fryer apple chips are a great snack for kids and won’t hurt the adults in your house, either. You can also make a peanut butter fruit dip to dip them in. They are travel-friendly and one of the healthiest sweet treats you can make.

17. Air Fryer Apple Fries

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Don’t settle for boring French fries. Make these air fryer apple fries instead. Sweet, crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside, these apple fries make a great snack any time of day. In fact, they have even been served at breakfast a time or two around here.

18. Roasted Everything Bagel Chickpeas

A funnel of parchment paper holds a batch of Roasted Everything Bagel Seasoning Chickpeas.
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If you need a portable snack that doesn’t require immediate refrigeration, these roasted everything bagel chickpeas are a great option. Either make or purchase some Everything Bagel seasoning, then air fry or roast some chickpeas. Toss them with a little oil and some seasoning, and you have a delicious snack that’s great for almost any occasion.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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