Breaded Dill Pickle Chips In The Air Fryer

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Breaded Dill Pickle Chips In The Air Fryer

Dill Pickle Chips is one of those unrated things that we should all learn how to cook in the air fryer.

I would put it in the same must try category as air fried chickpeas or avocado slices, just because its not something you commonly think of cooking in the air fryer, but something that you must.

As you know this year is all about the recipes of Mrs Beeton & her book of household management on

About taking all those delicious old school recipes and modernising them for the modern cook with her kitchen gadgets.

I asked my father in law what he remembers most about growing up and his favourite foods. He was 70 years old earlier this year, so I am sure he had his fair share of Mrs Beeton style recipes.

He named 2 foods. One was deep fried pickles and the other was pie and mash.

I had never really thought about pickles. I looked through the Mrs Beeton book and was surprised by how many mentions there are to pickles.

The closest I have ever got to pickles would be having a McDonalds and having that slice of gherkin inside the Big Mac.

Or Dominic having his burger and asking me and Kyle who wants his gherkins as he hated them. We both shouted out ME as we both love them.

I never thought of coating them and cooking them in the air fryer. But I am always fascinated with new things and this is me trying out fried dill pickles in the air fryer!

Dill Pickles Vs Gherkin Pickles

But first I have a confession to make. Until I went and bought my juicy pickles at the weekend I had no idea what dill pickles were.

I had never heard the phrase and just assumed it was American and wasn’t available on this side of the Atlantic.

But I found out that in the US they are referred to as dill pickles and in Europe we always call them Gherkin pickles.

They are of course slightly different but that’s the general explanation.

For example, as Wikipedia puts it, they are all pickled cucumbers. It is known as a pickle in the USA and Canada. Then in Europe, Australia and Africa it is known as a gherkin.

It will traditionally be pickled in brine, vinegar or a similar solution and left to ferment for a period of time.

Breaded Dill Pickle Chips For The Air Fryer

Breaded Dill Pickle Chips In The Air Fryer

I love to have a production line together when I am breading food for the air fryer.  That is because it makes it so much easier.

You have a bowl for your wet ingredients, another bowl for your dry ingredients and then the air fryer ready next to you, to cook them in straight away.

But when making breaded dill pickle chips you don’t need this. Instead you are using the juices from the pickles for its wet coating and then placing them straight into your dry ingredients.

Then they cook straight in the air fryer and hey presto you have something delicious to eat!

Healthy Breaded Dill Pickle Chips

Breaded Dill Pickle Chips In The Air Fryer

You’re probably wondering how on earth they can be healthy when you are breading them?

Well I breaded my dill pickle chips in gluten free oats that have blended until smooth. This makes them have a similar texture to flour just without them being unhealthy.

You can of course use any flour alternative that you like such as:

  • Coconut flour
  • Almond flour

Or I like to use leftover gluten free bread that I have made that needs using up.

Healthy Breaded Dill Pickle Chips

A great healthy snack, these breaded dill pickle chips are perfect for any occasion. Cooked in the air fryer they have a delicious crunch that will make you want to have more and more.
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 382kcal



  • Chop your dill pickles into thirds and don’t drain the pickle juice from them.
  • In a blender add gluten free oats, salt, pepper and basil and blend until it resembles breadcrumbs. Place it into a large bowl.
  • Place the dill pickles into the dry ingredients and make sure it is well coated.
  • Place the dill pickles into the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes on each side at 200c/400f.
  • Serve while still warm.


You could use any type of pickles in this recipe. You could also use pickles that you have made yourself. We just had only one type available to use so used them. You can do as few or as many as you like. Just chop up a jar of pickles and bread them!


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4.4mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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