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30 Easy Air Fryer Dinner Recipes

With these easy air fryer dinner recipes, getting a meal on the table has never been easier!

These are the perfect quick and easy dishes to serve after a busy day.

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These air fryer dinner recipes are incredibly versatile, and you won’t break a sweat. 

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Why spend hours slaving away in the kitchen when you can let the air fryer do all the work? 

From classic recipes like pork roasts and butternut squash to fun dishes like fish tacos and buffalo cauliflower bites, this list has something for everyone. 

Say goodbye to stressing over what to make for dinner and hello to your new favorite recipes. 

The best part? Simply let the air fryer do all the work! 

1. Air Fryer Chicken Breast

An air fryer is basically a quick cooker since it’s way faster than the typical oven. 

This tasty chicken breast recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and is ideal for a quick meal. 

Loaded with spices that I guarantee you already have sitting around in your cabinet, this one ingredient meal is a classic go-to.

 Simply add a couple of sides to the dish, and you’re good to go! 

2. Air Fryer French Fries

These delicious, crispy, and crunchy french fries are a gift sent straight from heaven. 

Not only will this dish rival your favorite restaurant, it’s also a million times healthier!

Say goodbye to the excess oil and calories and hello to your latest obsession. 

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Pro Tip: Don’t forget to space out the fries before air frying to avoid the fries from steaming. 

3. Air Fryer Fried Rice

If you’re anything like me and catch yourself making a little bit too much rice, then this recipe is for you. 

Grab that leftover rice and make some quick and easy fried rice in your air fryer. 

This recipe is awesome since it calls for frozen veggies that can easily be stored in the freezer. 

You can adjust the flavors to fit your liking, alongside the ingredients. 

Feel free to add a protein source like shrimp or calamari for some added goodness!

4. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These air fryer chicken tenders are a total crowd-pleaser.

Marinated in a creamy buttermilk and then coated in breadcrumbs, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your household. 

The secret to this recipe is the KFC-inspired spice mix that takes the chicken tenders to a whole new level. 

Why have fast food when you can recreate the dish at home 10 times better! 

5. Air Fryer Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Before you run away, hear me out.

The reason why you’re probably not a fan of Brussels sprouts is that you’ve never had them prepared properly. 

These air fryer parmesan Brussels sprouts completely transform the vegetable into something else!

This dish is everything from crispy and crunchy to cheesy and salty, and it’s loaded with nutrients. 

6. Air Fryer Baked Potato

If you’re looking for a side dish to add to your dinner, then check out this air fryer baked potato recipe. 

Simply coat the potatoes in cooking spray, add some sea salt and garlic powder, and throw it in the oven. 

These bad boys will be out in 40 minutes and are ideal to make if you’re low on ingredients and time. 

If there’s one thing that we always have lying around, it’s a sack of potatoes! 

7. Bacon Avocado Fries

While an air fryer is ideal for recreating our most loved classic recipes, it’s also perfect for trying out something new. 

These fun bacon avocado fries take air frying above and beyond anything we thought possible. 

How could you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon? 

This recipe is ideal for my keto-lovers since it’s loaded with healthy fats and absolutely scrumptious. 

8. Air Fryer Pork Chops

The best part about air frying absolutely anything is the crispiness you’ve guaranteed to get. 

These air fryer pork chops are no different since they’re juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

This dish is also coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese for that extra crunch. 

Don’t be scared to go crazy on the seasoning if you’re looking for a little spice. 

9. Air Fryer Pork Roast

While your side dishes are cooking up in the oven, it’s time to put the air fryer to use to make this yummy pork roast. 

Oil that bad boy up, season to perfection, and simply place it in the air fryer. 

Could there be a simpler recipe? I seriously doubt it.

Heads up! Depending on the size of the piece of pork, it could take up to an hour to roast. 

10. Air Fryer Turkey Tacos

These delicious turkey tacos will have the whole family obsessed since they’re incredibly customizable. 

There’s nothing better than a fun taco night that brings everyone together. 

Once the tacos are loaded to everyone’s liking, simply throw them into the air fryer to melt the cheese. 

The crunch will be out of this world and will leave everyone begging for more. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

11. Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

These chicken taquitos are an ideal dinner for game day or when you have guests over. 

It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a dish filled with creamy and cheesy goodness. 

This spicy chicken mixture is absolute perfection and beats buying the frozen stuff. 

This dish is ideal for using up leftover chicken from the night before! 

12. Air Fryer Pepperoni Cheese Pizza

I was in absolute disbelief when I found out that you can make the most delicious pizza ever in the air fryer! 

This dish is surprisingly low in calories and makes an ideal light dinner. 

With only 200 calories per pizza, you won’t feel guilty for enjoying this cheesy dish. 

I recommend customizing the pizza to your taste buds by adding in some extra ingredients like olives, bacon, or even fresh herbs. 

13. Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Whip up these golden air fryer roasted potatoes in no time for the most ideal side dish. 

This recipe perfectly balances garlic and herbs, alongside a few other spices.

If you’re looking for a super soft and fluffy inside, then simply boil the potatoes before throwing them in the air fryer. 

14. Air Fryer Salmon

Salmon has never been easier to make than with this recipe. 

The dish is ready to serve in only 15 minutes and is guaranteed to become a weekly favorite!

This salmon is layered with a delicious thin crust of butter and spices, while simultaneously loaded with juices on the inside.

You can never go wrong with a healthy and tasty dinner!  

15. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Serve up these mouthwatering sweet potato fries with your favorite dip like ranch or chipotle for a last-minute meal. 

While you can totally get away with classic potatoes for this recipe, sweet potatoes just take the dish to a whole new level. 

The sweetness of the inside paired with the salty outside is a match made in heaven. 

I recommend picking up a whole bag of sweet potatoes to always have on standby for those last-minute dinners. 

16. Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Say goodbye to takeout and hello to your newest addiction! 

If there is anything I can’t get enough of, it’s this air fryer fried chicken recipe. 

This dish is basically a spin on a classic southern fried chicken recipe that will have you licking the bone clean. 

The air fryer completely upgrades this dish to a whole new level of crispness. 

Pro Tip: Make sure to marinate the chicken beforehand to maximize flavor!

17. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

This coconut shrimp recipe is restaurant quality, at a fraction of the price. 

I recommend keeping an eye out on a good deal for frozen shrimp and keeping it in the freezer until you’re ready to make this dish.

Simply defrost, season the shrimp, bread them, and throw them in the air fryer. 

This dish couldn’t get any easier to make and is loaded with coconut hues and a crunchy texture. 

18. Air Fryer Carrots

With your main course cooking up in the oven, put the air fryer to use with this creative side dish.

This air fryer carrots recipe takes a completely new spin on the classic vegetable. 

Who knew that some simple spices like garlic powder and paprika could transform a plain vegetable? 

Don’t forget to coat these bad boys in a layer of parmesan cheese for some added goodness. 

19. Air Fryer Turkey Croquettes

Scrambling with what to do with that leftover turkey? Why not try out these delicious air fryer turkey croquettes. 

This dish is basically Thanksgiving in a ball since it’s made out of turkey and stuffing. 

Dip these turkey croquettes into some cranberry sauce or gravy for an ultimate dish made out of leftovers. 

20. Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Whether served as a side dish or over a bed of mashed potatoes, this air fryer butternut squash is guaranteed to melt in your mouth. 

While you can get away with roasting the cube sized butternut squash in the oven, it’s a million times more scrumptious when prepared in the air fryer. 

The air fryer leaves the squash soft on the inside while incredibly crispy on the outside. 

21. Air Fryer Salmon Patties

These air fryer salmon patties make an ideal main course or can be served up as an appetizer for guests. 

These patties are packed with salmon, dill, and lemon for a healthy dinner. 

Enjoy these yummy patties in under 15 minutes without having to break a sweat. 

Don’t forget to serve them up with a yummy tzatziki or tangy yogurt dip for added satisfaction. 

22. Air Fryer Arancini (Rice Balls)

These arancini rice balls are never greasy and always satisfying. 

This classic Italian dish is made up of left over rice or risotto, paired with a few other ingredients. 

You can get super creative with this recipe and add in any veggies that you might have on the verge of being tossed.

Don’t be scared to give this dish your own flair! 

23. Air Fryer Spanish Spicy Potatoes (Patatas Bravas)

Thanks to the air fryer, potatoes are now even more golden and delicious. 

Rather than oven roasting or frying up your patatas, air frying only takes up a fraction of the time and is never greasy. 

Don’t forget to make an iconic bravas dipping sauce to truly bring the meal together. 

24. Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

These chimichangas use whole wheat tortillas paired with leftover rotisserie chicken for a satisfying dinner. 

Loaded with fresh pico de gallo, pepper Jack cheese, and sour cream, this dish is so filling, it might just put you in a food coma. 

Once you’re done assembling, simply place the chicken chimichangas into the air fryer for that added crispiness. 

25. Air Fryer Vegetables

A simple recipe of air fried vegetables is the most ideal side dish for any main course. 

Why complicate things when the yummiest recipes are also the most simple ones to make? 

While this dish calls for broccoli and cauliflower, the truth is that you can air fry absolutely any vegetable. 

With a little bit of oil and your favorite seasonings, this recipe couldn’t get any easier! 

26. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

An air fryer is the secret to the crispiest zucchini chips you’ve ever had. 

I love making a quick batch in the air fryer to pair with a homemade hamburger or hot dog. 

Simply coat the chips in herbs, spices, and parmesan for a delicious side dish that won’t leave you feeling heavy. 

27. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are guaranteed to be some of the yummiest you’ve ever had, thanks to the air fryer! 

Who needs their wings dripping in excess fat and oil when you can just opt for air frying instead?

Say goodbye to deep-fried food and hello to an even crispier and crunchier alternative. 

28. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This picture-perfect recipe is oozing with deliciousness! 

The second you pull this dish out of the air fryer, it’ll be gone in a snap. 

These mini buffalo cauliflower bites are low-carb, keto-friendly, and surprisingly healthy. 

This dish is basically a vegan alternative to buffalo wings. It still has the spice and kick, without the added calories. 

Don’t be scared to go a little crazy on your most loved barbeque or hot sauce. 

29. Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

This mouthwatering dish is a Chick-fil-A copycat recipe that’s super easy to make. 

The chicken is sautéed in pickle juice and buttermilk for that juicy tenderness. 

The breading is loaded with paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne for some added heat. 

The best part of this recipe is absolutely no oil is required! 

Who needs the extra calories from deep fried fast food when you can get the same crispiness and crunch in an air fryer? 

30. Air Fryer Fish Tacos

These vibrant air fryer fish tacos are paired with a citrus salsa and spicy chipotle mayo. 

Don’t forget to whip up a fresh guacamole to spread across the fish tacos. 

While the recipe calls for white fish fillet, you can opt for salmon or even shrimp. 

If you’re looking for that extra crunch, you can throw the final product into the air fryer for some added yumminess. 

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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