Well, air frying is the healthier method of cooking. As you know, air fryers use air circulation technology to cook foods without adding any oil or fats into them.
This air circulation technology circulates hot air around the food items and makes them crispy and crunchy outside and tender and juicy inside.
However, air fryers aren’t just for air frying as we know. It can also be used to roast, bake, and even grill foods.
Here I’ve compiled a list of ‘top 5 air fryer recipes that you absolutely love! So let’s begin…
1. CHICKEN NUGGETS
Who doesn’t love air-fried chicken nuggets? And air frying makes them 100% healthier without losing any of their flavors. The air fryer gives you crunchy, air-fried nuggets in minutes.
Ingredients: All you need is skinless boneless chicken breasts, eggs or milk, bread crumbs or panko, salt/pepper to taste, and your air fryer. You may add some spices if you want to.
Steps: Beat the eggs/milk so that their stickiness is reduced before dipping the cutlets in it. Coat with breadcrumbs and place carefully inside the air fryer basket so that they don’t touch each other while cooking inside the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
2. GARLIC PARMESAN FRIES
Yes, air fryers can do so much more than air frying! It is a multi-purpose appliance that gives you perfectly crisp and crunchy fries without using oil or fats in them. How? Just add some water into the air fryer to get amazing air-fried fries. You will not believe they are air-fried until you try this recipe yourself.
Ingredients: Potatoes (washed and dried), garlic (minced), Butter (melted), salt/pepper to taste, Parmesan cheese grated, and your air fryer basket.
Steps: Cut potatoes into cubes and place them in a bowl with melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss well so that they are evenly coated with the ingredients present in the air fryer basket (garlic, butter, and spices). Layer them carefully to your desired thickness. Set the temperature of your air fryer at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cooked (depending on the size and type of potatoes you use.)
3. MICROWAVE FRIED CHICKEN WITH BISCUITS
Fried chicken is almost everybody’s favorite food, right? But it’s loaded with unhealthy high-calorie oil and fats which we don’t need. Air frying gives you air-fried, microwaved fried chicken so that you can enjoy it without missing out on the extra calories.
Ingredients: Chicken (thighs or breasts), onion (finely chopped), garlic (minced), eggs, milk, oil, salt/pepper to taste, baking powder mixed with flour/cornstarch/aluminum foil (just enough to coat the pieces evenly), an air fryer basket.
Steps: Combine your air fryer ingredients in a large bowl with high sides and mix well by hand until everything is evenly coated with air frying ingredients. Pour the air-fried mixture into plastic bags for storage if you like (don’t seal airtight). Place chicken pieces in between aluminum foil sheets inside the air fryer basket and air fry them at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
4. CHICKEN CHOPPED CHEESE STICKS
Yum! Cheesy, gooey, crispy air-fried sticks are so delicious that you will never be able to stop eating them once you start! What’s even better is that they don’t contain any gluten or other artificial flavors or chemicals which might upset your stomach.
Ingredients: Ground chicken breast, egg (beaten), bread crumbs (panko/cornflakes), cheese slices (chopped), salt/pepper to taste, butter, and air fryer baskets.
Steps: Combine air fry ingredients in one large bowl with high sides until everything is evenly coated. Pour air fry mixture into plastic bags for storage if you like (don’t seal airtight). Place air fry mixture inside air frying baskets and air fry at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
5. CINNAMON ROLLS IN AN AIR FRYER
Let’s talk about something sweeter, shall we? If you love cinnamon rolls but still wanna be healthy and maintain your body weight, air-fried cinnamon rolls are a perfect choice! These air-fried cinnamon rolls will make you forget all your worries with their flavor and taste!
Ingredients: All-purpose flour (1½ cups), salt/pepper to taste, sugar (¼ cup), yeast (1 package), egg (beaten), milk (1/3 cup), butter/margarine (melted), air fryer baskets, and air fry’s breading ingredients.
Steps: Combine air fry ingredients in one large bowl with high sides until everything is evenly coated. Pour air fry mixture into plastic bags for storage if you like (don’t seal airtight). Place air fry mixture inside air frying baskets and air fry at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let air-fried cinnamon rolls cool down to room temperature before icing them with your favorite icing spread or frosting!
So, that’s it! These are the top 5 air fryer recipes that people love to make when they purchase an air fryer. With air frying, you can air fry as many air-fried recipes as you want and enjoy the extra flavor and taste of air-fried food!