7 Things You Need To Cook In Your Airfryer

Whether you’re thinking about purchasing an air fryer, or you have an air fryer that you never use, you might be wondering what you can cook in it. Air fryers are incredibly versatile, as you’ll see from these seven recipes. There’s something for everyone with these delicious dishes, and you can customize them to meet your specific tastes. Enjoy!

 All these recipes were cooked using our FAB COSORI Air Fryer!!

Coconut Shrimp

Stop waiting until you go to an overpriced restaurant to enjoy the goodness of coconut shrimp. You can have this delicious treat any day, and using an air fryer makes things a bit healthier, too!

Ingredients:

  • Shredded sweetened coconut, 1 cup
  • Plain breadcrumbs, 1 cup
  • Whole eggs, 3
  • Whole milk, ½ cup
  • All-purpose flour, ¾ cup
  • Peeled and deveined shrimp, 1 pound
  • Cooking oil spray

Instructions:

  1. Combine the shredded coconut and breadcrumbs in a large bowl and use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until thoroughly mixed together.
  3. Carefully use a knife to butterfly the shrimp.
  4. Set up your dredging station: the bowl with the egg mixture, the bowl with the breadcrumbs and coconut, and a bowl of the flour. Keep an empty plate or tray handy to place the coated shrimp on. Start by dipping the shrimp into the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs.
  5. Lightly coat the shrimp and air fryer with cooking spray and place into the fryer.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes on 400 degrees. Flip the shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes.

Healthier Fried Chicken

Crispy fried chicken without the excess oil? Sounds like a plan!

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour, ½ cup
  • Chicken thighs (skin on), 4
  • Cooking spray
  • Egg, 1
  • Old Bay seasoning, 1½ teaspoons
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon

Instructions:

  1. Combine the flour, Old Bay, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
  3. Coat the chicken thighs in the flour, followed by the egg, and then the flour again. Place the thighs on a plate.
  4. Spray the chicken thighs and air fryer (if desired) with cooking spray. Cook at 180 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

Forget dinky pizza parlor jalapeño poppers. This is a gourmet twist on the popular appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • Bacon, 1 slice (diced)
  • Breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons
  • Corn kernels, ¼ cup (fresh or frozen)
  • Jalapeño chiles, 4 (seeded, halved)
  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1 cup
  • Yellow onion, ½ (minced)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Saute the onion in olive oil until translucent. Add the corn and cook 3 more minutes before transferring to a bowl.
  2. Cook the bacon in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add half to the bowl and set the other half aside.
  3. Add cheese, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and combine everything thoroughly.
  4. Divide the mixture among the jalapeños.
  5. In separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs with remaining bacon. Sprinkle over jalapeños.
  6. Cook the jalapeños in the air fryer for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

Broccoli Bites

A crowd favorite, these broccoli bites will be a hit in your household. They taste great with a honey-Dijon dipping sauce.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon
  • Broccoli florets, 10 ounces
  • Eggs, 2
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, ¼ cup
  • Onion, ½ cup (minced)
  • Shredded Colby Jack cheese, 1 cup

Instructions:

  1. Pulse the broccoli and onion in a food processor.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg and add the broccoli mixture, cheese, and flour. Mix until combined.
  3. Place the mixture in the fridge for one hour to bind.
  4. Use a spoon to divide the mixture into small balls, then roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  5. For best results, freeze the balls for an hour.
  6. Cook the balls for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Crispy Potato Wedges

What could be better than homemade potato wedges? You can also slice them finely to make potato chips.

Ingredients:

  • Cajun spice, 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Potatoes, 4
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut the potatoes into wedges (or chips).
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the wedges and then top with the seasonings.
  3. Cook for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Crispy Spring Rolls

Another awesome appetizer that you’ll want to share with friends and family on game day. They taste amazing with some Thai chili dipping sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast, 4 ounces (cooked)
  • Celery, 1 stalk
  • Carrots, 1 ounce
  • Chicken stock bouillon cubes, 2
  • Cornstarch, 1 teaspoon
  • Egg, 1
  • Ginger, ½ teaspoon (minced)
  • Mushrooms, 1 ounce
  • Spring roll wrappers, 8
  • Sugar, 1 teaspoon

Instructions:

  1. Use your hands to shred the chicken breast.
  2. Slice the carrots and mushrooms into long, thin strips.
  3. In a bowl, combine the chicken, carrots, mushrooms, ginger, sugar, and bouillon cubes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and cornstarch together to create a thick paste.
  5. Spoon some of the chicken mixture onto each spring roll wrapper. Use the egg and cornstarch mixture as a glue by using your fingers to seal the wrappers.
  6. Cook the spring rolls for 4 minutes at 400 degrees.

Delectable Donuts

Did you know that you can make desserts in an air fryer? Check out this scrumptious donut recipe that you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Butter, 3 tablespoons (melted)
  • Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Dark brown sugar, 4 tablespoon
  • Granulated sugar, ⅓ cup
  • Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuit, 1 pack
  • Allspice, 1 pinch

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  2. Open the can of Pillsbury biscuits, but do not flatten the dough. Use a small circular cookie cutter to cut a hole out of each biscuit (these will be donut holes).
  3. Fry the donuts for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Fry the donut holes for 3 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Use a pastry brush or a spoon to coat the fried donuts and donut holes in the melted butter.
  5. Dredge the donuts and donut holes in the sugar mixture and shake off any excess. Place on a tray and serve.

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