These are the easiest Air Fryer recipes...perfect for those who are new to the air fryer! I show you how to make bacon, chicken wings, Brussels sprouts, and chicken breast. Let's answer the question "What can you cook in an air fryer?"
It's the holiday season and I know lots of home cooks are going to be getting Air Fryers...either through those amazing holiday deals, or as gifts. These Air Fryer Recipes are going to show you how easy this little appliance is to use. Air Fryer meals will become staples in your house in no time!
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EASY AIR FRYER RECIPES
First up on our list is air fryer bacon. This is really one of the easiest recipes because all you need to do is put the bacon in the air fryer in a single layer. I like to use wright brand thick cut bacon and I cut it in half so it will fit in the air fryer. The air fryer I use is 5.7 quarts so that will hold about 5 pieces of bacon cut in half. If your air fryer is smaller, it would not hold as much.
Use this bacon to pair with other air fryer meals like Air Fryer Mushrooms!
I set the temperature of the air fryer to 350F and I set the time to 9 minutes. If you use thinner bacon, check it after 5 minutes and then every minute after that because it will cook fast!
A quick tip on cooking bacon in the air fryer. If you want to cook more than one batch, make sure you drain the grease after each cook time. It will start to smoke if you don't.
Next on my list of easy air fryer recipes is chicken wings. I will never cook chicken wings any other way again! They come out perfectly and so crispy! Plus, no dirty oven pan!
I always spray my air fryer with cooking spray when I make chicken wings because they are prone to sticking. I lay them in a single layer (I can usually fit around 10-12 chicken wings) and I pat them dry with paper towels. Then I season with salt and pepper.
Now we just cook them at 380F for 25 minutes. I like to open the air fryer basket every 5 minutes or so and shake them so they cook evenly (I demonstrate this technique in the video below).
After the 25 minutes are up, I increase the temperature to 400F and cook for 3-5 minutes more.
Another easy air fryer meal!
Now lets talk about another easy air fryer recipe...Brussels sprouts! These things get so crispy and delicious in the air fryer! In my blog post for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, I give instructions for fresh sprouts, but in this post and in the video below, I use frozen sprouts. You should be shocked!
The frozen Brussels sprouts were so much easier! All I did was dump a bag of whole frozen sprouts into the air fryer and cooked them at 400F for 10 minutes.
WHAT CAN YOU COOK IN AN AIR FRYER?
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4 Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners
For the Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 Tablespoons Salted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon Dried Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon Smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
- Mix the seasonings into the butter and spread the mixture onto the chicken breast. Place in the air fryer and cook at 370 for 10-15 minutes. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer. Looking for 165F
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.