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Air Fryer Recipes So Good You’ll Never Fry in Oil Again

Do you love the taste of fried food but know that they’re not the healthiest? Well, good news. These easy air fryer dinner recipes are so good that you’ll never fry in oil again. You get the taste you love without the heavy oils or grease you don’t love.

A stack of seasoned and cooked chicken drumsticks on a white surface.
Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Close-up of a stack of seasoned, grilled chicken drumsticks, with one drumstick partially eaten, revealing moist, cooked meat inside. A lemon wedge and herbs are visible in the background.
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

You can get the taste of fried chicken without oil or the mess when you make these chicken drumsticks in the air fryer. Prep and cooking time is 30 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Salmon in the Air Fryer

A fork holding a piece of cooked salmon, with more salmon fillets, lemon slices, and seasoning shakers in the background.
Salmon in the Air Fryer. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

One of the beauties of cooking salmon or any seafood in the air fryer is that it is pretty difficult to do it wrong. Many air fryers have a seafood setting that you can select, so your salmon comes out perfectly.
Get the Recipe: Salmon in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Ribeye Steaks

Close-up of a stack of medium-rare, seasoned steak slices, showcasing a pink and juicy interior with a seared crust.
Air Fryer Ribeye Steaks. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

One of the reasons we love the idea of cooking ribeye steak in the air fryer is how fast you can get it done. With only four ingredients, plus the steak, prep time is about 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Ribeye Steaks

Copycat Supermarket Chicken Rotisserie

Close-up of a roasted chicken with crispy, golden-brown skin seasoned with herbs and coarse salt, on a wooden cutting board.
Copycat Supermarket Chicken Rotisserie. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

This recipe for how to cook a whole chicken in an air fryer will change your mind about supermarket rotisserie chicken forever. It is far cheaper and much more delicious. Use leftovers in tomorrow’s chicken dinner.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Supermarket Chicken Rotisserie

Barbecue Sauce Chicken Drumsticks in Air Fryer

A close-up of chopsticks holding a piece of glazed, grilled chicken. The chicken appears juicy and well-cooked.
Barbecue Sauce Chicken Drumsticks in Air Fryer. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

There are a couple of reasons you’re going to love learning about how to make barbecue drumsticks in the air fryer. Besides being fast and easy, it is much neater than cooking them on the grill.
Get the Recipe: Barbecue Sauce Chicken Drumsticks in Air Fryer

Steak in the Air Fryer

Close-up of a fork holding a piece of medium-rare cooked beef steak, with visible seasonings and a slice of lemon in the background.
Steak in the Air Fryer. Photo credit: Bagels and Lasagna.

Using your air fryer to cook steak is a great option when you want a grilled flavor without having to fire up the grill. Bonus: you can control the doneness so you get the right cook you want.
Get the Recipe: Steak in the Air Fryer

Chicken Nuggets

Air fryer chicken nuggets on plate with ketchup.
Chicken Nuggets. Photo credit: Little Bit Recipes.

Kids will love these crunchy, delicious homemade air fryer chicken nuggets from this recipe. They’ll think they came out of a box. You’ll love that they’ll be reading in under a half hour.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Nuggets

Air Fryer Calzones

Glass plate with a calzone, marinara in a bowl, and zucchini.
Air Fryer Calzones. Photo credit: Ginger Casa.

Turn pizza night inside out by making calzones instead, which you’ll cook in the air fryer. It’s probably the easiest way ever to make them at home.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Calzones

Air Fryer Street Tacos

White plate with one taco.
Air Fryer Street Tacos. Photo credit: Ginger Casa.

OK, so it’s Monday so a day early to talk about Taco Tuesday. But you’ll love these delicious air fryer steak tacos that your family won’t mind if you make them a day earlier in the week.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Street Tacos

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Air Fryer chicken cordon bleu on a plate.
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

When you make chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer, you’re kind of making an inside out version of this classic dish. The end result is crispy, cheesy and loaded with flavor.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Air Fryer Caprese Chicken

Chicken Caprese with tomato and basil on a blue plate.
Air Fryer Caprese Chicken. Photo credit: Thriving In Parenting.

Normally, we think of Caprese as being a salad of tomato and mozzarella. This air fryer Caprese chicken recipe adds a mouthwatering juicy chicken breast for dinner in no time!
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Caprese Chicken

Easy Air Fryer Shake n Bake Chicken Breast

Easy Air Fryer Shake n Bake Chicken Breast on a white plate with a salad topped with bell peppers and parmesan.
Easy Air Fryer Shake n Bake Chicken Breast. Photo credit: Chicken Air Fryer Recipes.

If you’re looking for a throwback, vintage dinner idea, this Air Fryer Shake N Bake Chicken Breast is it. The chicken comes out nice and crispy every single time.
Get the Recipe: Easy Air Fryer Shake n Bake Chicken Breast

Easy Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast

Easy Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast in a white bowl with sesame seeds, carrots, and broccoli.
Easy Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast. Photo credit: Chicken Air Fryer Recipes.

When you make this Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast and serve with rice and teriyaki vegetables, you’ve got an easy weeknight dinner that your whole family will love.
Get the Recipe: Easy Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Breast

Hoisin Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer

Hoisin Pork Tenderloin on skewers in a pan.
Hoisin Pork Tenderloin. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

This Hoisin Pork Tenderloin in the air fryer recipe is just so flavorful. It’s got hoisin sauce, naturally, plus the warmth of allspice. It finishes with a kick of garlic and pepper to create a mouthwatering dish.
Get the Recipe: Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

Air Fryer Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp skewers on a plate with lemon wedges.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Photo credit: Little Bit Recipes.

If you’re in the mood for grilled shrimp but don’t want to bother firing up the grill, guess what? You can use your indoor air fryer to get the same delicious results — and faster, too.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Air Fried Marinated Tofu

A bowl of soup with a spoon in it.
Fried Marinated Tofu. Photo credit: At the Immigrant’s Table.

For a meat-free dinner, try air fried marinated tofu. Then, use it in tacos, salad or grain bowls. Or make rice in your Instant Pot and serve them together for an Asian-inspired meal.
Get the Recipe: Fried Marinated Tofu

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