A group of amazing air fryer recipes for main course meals, side dishes and appetizers including chicken tenders, shrimp and french fries.

A handy air fryer appliance gives you the same crispy texture of deep frying without all the oil and calories. These recipes recreate some of your favorite deep fried foods with a fraction of the calories.

A collection of amazing air fryer recipes for any occasion including chicken wings, shrimp and pork chops.

Have you purchased an air fryer yet? I am so in love with this small appliance that it has a permanent place on my countertop. The air fryer is simply amazing! We use it at least once a week, my kids especially love air fried chicken tenders and of course, who can resist french fries.

It seems that the craze right now is healthier, less greasy foods. The air fryer is perfect for this as it uses hot circulated air to cook the food which means you get that great crispy texture without the fat. In fact, most air fryer recipes use 70-80% less oil than you would use if you deep fried instead.

It’s so easy to use too. Just turn on the air fryer and put your food into the hot basket. Wait a few minutes and check the basket for something hot, crispy and delicious

To make things easy for you I have gathered up 10 of my favorite air fryer recipes for you to start with. These are some of the best recipes that are perfect for a meal or just a snack.

10 Amazing Air Fryer Recipes

A collection of dishes that can be cooked up with an air fryer like chicken tenders, salmon and steak.
A plate of air fryer asparagus garnished with lemon and parsley.

Air Fryer Asparagus

This air fryer asparagus is tender stalks of asparagus coated in olive oil, garlic and an assortment of herbs and seasonings, then cooked to tender and browned perfection. A 10 minute side dish that's the perfect accompaniment to almost any main course option.
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Air fryer baked potatoes served with steak and vegetables.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

These air fryer baked potatoes are whole Russet potatoes that are coated in olive oil and salt, then air fried until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. A quick and easy way to make perfect baked potatoes each and every time!
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Air fryer chicken breast on a plate with lemon and parsley for garnish.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

This air fryer chicken breast recipe consists of chicken coated in herbs and spices, then cooked to golden brown perfection. A quick and effortless way to prepare chicken that comes out tender and juicy every time!
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A plate of air fryer chicken tenders served with ketchup.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These air fryer chicken tenders are fresh chicken tenderloins coated in breadcrumbs, spices and parmesan cheese, then air fried until golden brown and crispy. A lightened up version of classic chicken fingers with less fat and just as much flavor.
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A plate of air fryer pork chops garnished with parsley.

Air Fryer Pork Chops

These air fryer pork chops are coated in a homemade spice rub, then air fried until golden brown and tender. A fast and easy way to make juicy and flavorful pork chops, each and every time!
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A plate of air fryer salmon fillets garnished with lemon and herbs.

Air Fryer Salmon

This air fryer salmon is fresh fish fillets topped with a homemade spice rub, then cooked to golden brown perfection. A quick and easy dinner option that is on the table in just 15 minutes!
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A plate of air fryer shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

Air Fryer Shrimp

This air fryer shrimp recipe is jumbo shrimp coated in seasonings and two types of breadcrumbs, then air fried to crispy perfection. An easy way to enjoy the taste of fried shrimp with less calories and fat.
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A plate of air fryer french fries garnished with parsley and served with ketchup.

Air Fryer French Fries

These air fryer french fries are potatoes cut into sticks and coated with oil and seasonings, then air fried to crispy brown perfection. A great way to get crunchy and delicious french fries without actually using a deep fryer!
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Air Fryer steak with garlic butter and herbs on top.

Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Butter

This air fryer steak is tender beef coated in seasonings, then air fried to golden brown perfection and topped with garlic and herb butter. An easy yet elegant meal that's super easy to prepare and tastes like it came from a restaurant!
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Air fryer chicken wings coated in buffalo sauce and served with ranch and celery.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings come out perfectly crispy every time, and cook so much faster than they would in a traditional oven. Toss your air fryer wings in buffalo sauce, then watch the rave reviews come in!
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Is Air Fried food healthy?

Air fried food is definitely healthier than its deep fried counterpart. Some air fried foods may contain high calorie ingredients like cheese and butter, so you should evaluate each air fryer recipe on a case by case basis to see if it is indeed healthy.

What are the benefits of using an air fryer?

The biggest benefit to the air fryer is getting that deep fried crispy texture without using cups and cups of oil. The air fryer also offers easy clean up, and because the hot air circulates, it makes the food crispy all over instead of just on top like a traditional oven. It also can be quicker to cook food in an air fryer instead of an oven.

I hope these recipes give you inspiration about cooking up something hot and delicious in your air fryer. Give these recipes a try today. You have nothing to lose except unnecessary oil and calories!

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  1. I fon’t have any air fryer yet and I guess this is a great reason why I need to purchase and have one. Definitely saving the link so I can have these awesome recipes.

  2. We used our oven as air frier and had the same result for the potato chips, since buying a new appliance is not cost effective for us. The chips turned out crispy and having the right texture we imagined.

  3. I fell in love with Air Fryer! You convinced me to have one. And all those dishes look so inviting!

  4. We haven’t gotten one yet! This might just get me to get myself in gear and get it ordered.

  5. Thank you for posting this. I just got a new air fryer and I was looking for good recipes. You have made it easy for me.

  6. I have to admit I don’t have an air fryer but I think you might have just convinced me to invest! This is such a great round up of different ideas.

  7. Out of all the up and coming new kitchen gadgets, I can see myself using an air fryer over an instant pot any day of the week. These all sound so delectable!

  8. I need to buy myself an air fryer and get busy trying all these delicious recipes. I’m crazy about fried foods, but I need to cut down on all the calories and fat.

  9. I have never tried anything from an air fryer. I’ve always been worried about stuff with high fat when it comes to frying, but it sounds like it is unwarranted with this air fryer. I am excited to try it!

  10. I did purchase an Instant Pot that sits on my counter and hasn’t been used and I keep seeing Air Fryers and have been thinking of getting on of them as I think it would take the place of our Deep Fryer and be healthier.

    1. Got one. Love mine. Takes some trial and error but I rarely use my oven any more. It’s wonderful and of course THE BEST FRIES EVER.

  11. I think you just convinced me to get an air fryer. That shrimp in the air fryer looks so yummy as do all the other recipes.

  12. I don’t have an air fryer but have friends who do and they love theirs. My daughter included. Will have to share this post with them so they can make some new food to make.