Top 8 Essential Air Fryer Cooking Times

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Air Fryer Cooking Times. Today we wanted to share with you the top 8 essential air fryer cooking times. The cooking times you will use the most when you get into using your air fryer.

This air fryer cooking times guide is also featured in the Magic With Gadgets Podcast. Simply search for Magic With Gadgets on your preferred podcast player, then scroll to episode 3 of season 3 to access this awesome episode.

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Episode 3 Air Fryer Cooking Times

Air Fryer Cooking Times

If you are brand new to the air fryer, then mastering the air fryer cooking times needs to be top of your list.

I get it, most of us will just search online and I was shocked to see in the search results really wrong cook times for some of the most cooked air fryer foods.

I am talking time and temps that would burn the air fryer food and dry it out.

And no wonder people have had so many bad experiences with cooking food in the air fryer, with pork chops often named as the food that they overcooked the most.

The reality is most have bought a list of air fryer cook times and never actually owned an air fryer.

Today, on the podcast I will be sharing with you the top 8 essential cook times that I recommend you learn for the air fryer.

These are some of the air fryer foods you will cook the most, and its fantastic for a quick reference.


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Air Fryer Times

Here are the air fryer times we recommend you learn and then don’t forget to check out episode 1, where we run through the air fryer temperature range and what temperatures you need to learn.

  • Air Fryer Whole ChickenIt will take JUST 45 minutes to cook the average sized whole chicken in the air fryer. Which is wonderful because its half what it takes in the oven.
  • Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella SticksDid you know that most frozen air fryer appetizers take JUST 8 minutes on average to air fry. This of course, depends on size and shape, but its good for remembering.
  • Air Fryer Roast Potatoes – Roast potatoes are often cooked for 15 minutes. This is an easy cook time to remember and perfect for your Sunday dinners.
  • Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken – You will find that chicken and other rotisserie meats will be cooked in the air fryer within an hour. We tried many meats including pork, ham, gammon, chicken, lamb, and duck and found that this applied to all of them.
  • Air Fryer Fries – There are many different air fryer homemade fries recipes that I follow, but the general rule is 12 minutes and they then just need the temp turning up for a few extra minutes to crisp them up.
  • Air Fryer Egg Cups – My all time favourite air fryer breakfast and just like little omelette portions that are cooked in the air fryer. They are zero points on WW and so yummy. Best of all they cook in JUST 15 minutes.
  • Air Fryer Frozen Green BeansThis cook time applies to small trimmed green beans or frozen green beans. They are cooked in JUST 8 minutes and in my opinion, is the easiest vegetable ever to air fry.
  • Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas – This is another favourite with a 8 minutes air fryer cooking time. You simply load it up into the air fryer and it all cooks together. You could swap the shrimp for quick cooking meat such as chicken or beef or pork strips.

Those are it! And if you think how many times you would cook one of these recipes, its perfect for getting your head around the air fryer cook times.

Air Fryer Times & Temps

Now that you have got your head around our air fryer cook times then I am sure you want MORE.

That is why over at Recipe This in our members area we have several FREE air fryer time and temp printables. You can subscribe, download whatever you want, print them out at home and have time and temps for so many different foods.

It is also ideal for converting everything to the air fryer.

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

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