And the same benefits are in play: the air fryer gets main dishes done with less fat, less mess, and quick as lightning. We've gathered together some of our very favorite dinner recipes for the air fryer, featuring crispy Cajun-style salmon, stuffed chicken breasts with Mexican flair, beautiful BBQ ribs, amazing meatloaf, breaded pork chops, and more.
“This moist and delicious salmon is full of flavor with a hint of sweetness,” says France C. “You may want to add salt before serving if you are using an unsalted Cajun seasoning.” “Just over 10 minutes in the air fryer gives you juicy, tender chicken breasts filled with spicy veggies,” says Buckwheat Queen.
Holy asks and answers, “Who would have thought you can prep and cook your ribs in less than an hour? “The loaf was moist & tender, held its shape & tasted yummy.
“Perfectly tender and juicy pork chops are what you'll get in just 10 minutes using your air fryer and basic pantry ingredients,” says France C. “Play around with different crouton flavors for variety.” Air -fried to crispy, golden-brown deliciousness, these minced salmon cakes are ready in less than a half hour.
“Fresh salmon patties are cooked golden in an air fryer and paired with a zesty aioli dipping sauce for an easy dinner,” says Been. “Now you can have chimichangas just as crispy as deep-frying, minus the calories,” says Holy.
“Crumbed fish is one of my favorite fried items,” says Fauna, “and this air -fried version gives me great flavor without the fat.” White fish flakes easily with a fork after about 12 minutes.
“Blackened fish tacos made simple in the air fryer,” says Soup Loving Nicole. “While thinking of a way to use up leftover pulled pork, I remembered a dish I often had growing up in Colorado.
Serve with additional salsa Verde for dipping if desired.” “Fruit preserves work beautifully for glazing certain meats and fish, and apricot is one of the best for chicken,” says lutzflcat.
Holy says, “I like the fact that by air frying my burgers I avoid grease splattering all over my stove top. “Crispy potato tacos made simple in the air fryer,” says Soup Loving Nicole.
Drizzle salsa Verde over tacos and top with Scotia cheese. The air fryer helps you get a meal of perfectly cooked mustard-crusted pork tenderloin, potatoes, and green beans on the table in under an hour.
I prefer my chops slightly pink to ensure juiciness, but feel free to add an extra minute on each side for well done,” says France C. “Try different varieties of ranch mix (like spicy or bacon) to change up the flavor.” Cod fillets are lightly coated with sesame seeds and air -fried in this easy dinner recipe featuring sugar snap peas and orange wedges on the side.
The sesame seeds did not overpower and complimented the snap peas perfectly. “Marinated turkey breast is air -fried with vegetables for a no-fuss, no-mess, Tex-Mex dinner,” says Buckwheat Queen.
“I don't add any salt; the spices, vegetables, and lime are bursting in flavor. “These beat chicken nuggets any day and the recipe is so simple,” says Fauna.
“These easy-to-make air fryer shrimp can be served with a salad or on top of rice or pasta,” says BD.weld. “This is my take on a popular dish from a restaurant chain,” says Soup Loving Nicole.
The end result was perfectly crispy sweet and spicy shrimp.” Flaked coconut and pinko bread crumbs create an extra-crispy crust in the air fryer with a little help of cooking spray; no oil needed.
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These cheesy Italian rice balls are typically what we'd call our comfort food. This light recipe uses vegan mozzarella and just a splash of oil in the air fryer.