This Chart Shows You Exactly How to Air Fry Your Favorite Foods
Can't figure out the air fryer cooking time you need for your favorite fried food? We've broken it down for you in this chart.
Determining how long to air-fry recipes can be a challenge. (Especially when there are so many tasty and surprising things you can make in an air fryer!) That’s why we’ve put together everyone’s favorite air fryer recipes—from chicken wings to ravioli—and decoded how long they’ll take in your trusty air fryer.
Air-Fryer Cooking Chart
|Pork Chops||375°F||12-15 minutes|
|Chicken Breast||375°F||22-23 minutes|
|Chicken Thighs||400°F||25 minutes|
|Chicken Tenders||400°F||14-16 minutes|
|Chicken Wings||375°F||10-12 minutes|
|Potato Chips||360°F||15-17 minutes|
|Potato Fries||400°F||10-20 minutes|
|Brussels Sprouts||350°F||15-18 minutes|
|Pasta (Tortellini, Ravioli)||350°F||8 minutes|
The tricky thing with air fryers is that their temperatures can vary a bit. That’s why we give a time range on most of these foods. When cooking seafood and meat, it doesn’t hurt to check with a meat thermometer just to be on the safe side until you get to know your air fryer’s temperatures down pat. Still shopping for your air-fryer? We found the best air fryer—so you don’t have to.
Here’s how to make ’em:
- Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburgers
- Air Fryer Meatballs
- Air Fryer Steak
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
- Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Thighs
- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Air Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken
- Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
- Air Fryer Salmon
- Air Fryer General Tso’s Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Pickles
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Potato Chips
- Air Fryer Tortellini with Prosciutto
- Air Fryer Ravioli
Be sure to avoid these mistakes everyone makes with their air fryer, too.
Air Fryer Tips
First and foremost, most of these foods will need to be flipped over half-way through cooking time. Since air fryers cook by rushing hot air down onto the food, flipping will fry the food evenly and will prevent overcooking or burning. There are exceptions for a few recipes, but many foods follow this half-way mark rule.
Another air fryer tip we recommend is to always fry your foods in a single layer in the air-fryer basket—which will allow the food to cook perfectly even and crispy. So, if you’re air frying large quantities or large food items, we recommend prepping the food in batches for a speedy cook time.
Lastly, don’t forget to preheat! This is one of the most common air fryer mistakes that many people fall victim to. It takes only a few minutes and will save your food majorly in the long run.
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