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 things you can make in an air-fryer!) That’s why we’ve pulled 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 will 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. Take a look at these scrumptious air fryer vegetable recipes.
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
If your favorite dish isn’t on this list, follow this handy air-fryer conversion guide. And if you’re wondering about frozen foods, don’t worry; we’ve covered them in this frozen food air-fryer guide, too.
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, like this meatball recipe, but many foods follow this half-way mark rule. Here’s more on what is an air fryer and how it really works.
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.
Hungry for more tips? Check out this air-fryer cooking guide for more tricks and secrets.