Try The New Healthy Fried Food: 15 Yummy Air Fry Recipes

A new gadget in the kitchen is making all the trends. The Air-fryers have become extremely popular, with every small competitor trying to reap the benefits from this boom in sales. Every now and then, a new model with a new feature is being launched to outdo the other. 

In all of this, grab your air fryer, get yourself some healthy fried food and watch the drama unfold. Let’s just back that up a bit. Did you just read healthy and fried? 

Even if you aren’t rigidly health conscious, it is obvious that fried foods are the worst but also the tastiest. Air fryers are the solution to this malady.

Without having to deep fry your food, enjoy the crispy golden brown texture that comes with it. It works through the circulation of super-hot air that evenly reaches down to every teeny weeny surface of your food. With little or no oil at all, an air fryer will give you results similar to the ones obtained from deep frying. 

15 Air fry recipes to get healthy and tasty fried foods

All of this while ensuring it’s healthy and fitting to your lifestyle. This countertop device might just be your new best friend, and we have come to give you 15 oven air fry recipes for you to enjoy your time together.

1. Whole-Wheat Chicken Nuggets

The tasty, easy and healthy option to this popular fast food item. A perfect snack for both adults and kids. 

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch sized pieces
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil spray

Preparation:

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place them in a bowl with olive oil and mix well to coat the entire chicken efficiently—Preheat the air fryer.
  2.  Put a small number of the chicken chunks into the breadcrumb and mix with the other ingredients to coat and then place in the basket.
  3. Spray a bit of olive oil over it and set for 8 minutes at 400°F while ensuring you turn them halfway. Do this until it is golden. 
2. Healthy air fryer chicken and veggies

Ingredients:

  • Bell peppers
  • Zucchini 
  • Chicken breast pieces
  • Garlic 
  • Onions
  • Olive oil
  • Broccoli 
  • Seasonings – garlic powder, chili powder, salt, peppers 

Preparation: 

  • Chop all the ingredients according to your convenience.
  • Mix the seasonings and coat them well.
  • Pop them into the air fryer and add some oil. 
  • Cook at 400 F for 10-15 minutes. After 5 minutes, make sure to mix them again. 
3. Frozen Broccoli 

We might just be turning up a notch with the healthy. Greens are no longer just healthy but also delicious. And it’s as simple as just dump-fry-eat. It is absolutely simple and convenient when compared to microwaving broccoli. 

Preparation:

  • Take an even amount of frozen broccoli.
  • Spread it out evenly in the basket.
  • Cook it at 300℉ for 10 minutes.
  • Ensure that at the halfway point, you stir it and get it back in there.
  • And if you want a little bit more of crisp. Spray a bit of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and blast it at 400℉ for a whole minute. After 10 minutes, it’s all done.
 4. Avocado Fries

Ingredients:

  • Avocados- 2 large
  • Almond milk- half cup
  • Almond flour- superfine half cup
  • Breadcrumbs or coconut breading
  • Seasonings – salt, peppers, cajun seasoning 

Preparation: 

  • Chop all the ingredients according to your convenience.
  • Mix the flour onto each slice.
  • Then add it to almond milk and finally coat with breading
  • Pop them into the air fryer and add some oil. 
  • Cook at 400 F for 10-15 minutes. After 5 minutes, make sure to mix them again.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 375℉. These are very simple air fry recipes for the oven. 
5.  Honey garlic roasted shrimp

Ingredients

  • 500gm uncooked, deveined,, and peeled shrimp.
  • Marinade:- 1/3 cup of honey, a quarter cup of low sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tsp of minced ginger

Preparation:

  • Mix half of the marinade with the shrimp. Let it sit for 15 minutes in the fridge. 
  • Preheat the air fryer. Layer out the shrimp in the basket evenly.
  • Set it for 6 minutes at 370℉. At the halfway point, do ensure to give it a stir.
  • Pop in the leftover marinade in the microwave for 3 minutes and pour it over your shrimp served with rice.
6. Healthy carrot fries

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • Avocado oil
  • 8 carrots
  • Seasonings – garlic powder, chili powder, salt, peppers
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 375F. Stir and then bake for another 15 minutes. Cooking time is a total of 35 minutes at 375F.
7. Air fryer sweet potatoes

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • Give the sweet potatoes a good wash and pierce them 4-5 times with a fork.
  • Place it in the basket. Spray some avocado oil over it and massage it in. 
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt. Close it up, and let’s get baking.
  • Ensure you bake them anywhere between 375℉-400℉ at 40 minutes.
  • Midway ensure you rotate the potatoes carefully. Squeeze them once it’s done to make sure it’s evenly done. If not, pop it back in them for a little longer. This will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes. Garnish with a pinch of butter.
7. Strawberry Pop-Tarts

In four easy steps, learn to cook these delicious tarts. It is one of the most delicious air fry recipes on Facebook. If you love your diet but also love your desserts, we might just have the thing for you. Now, you can have dessert without being guilty. It sounds interesting, right? Let’s look at the recipe: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 and ¾ cup of strawberries
  • Powdered spray 
  • Lemon juice about a half cup
  • Sprinkles of your choice
  • Refrigerated pie crusts 
  • Granulated sugar- ¼ cup

Preparation: 

  • Strawberries and granulated sugars are mixed together in a bowl and allowed to stand for 15 mins. Microwave it for 10 minutes till it gets reduced.
  • Take the pie crusts and roll them into a 12-inch circle. Cut out rectangles of your desired size. 
  • Apply 2 tsp of strawberry mixture in the center of the rectangles of 6 pieces. Apply water on the edges and cover it with the remaining rectangles. Apply cooking spray.
  • In the air fryer, place 3 tarts at a time at 350°F. 
  • Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice till it gets smooth, and place it on the tarts. Sprinkle it!
  • Cook at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool it off on a wire rack for 30 minutes
8. Honey mustard chicken

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • In a bowl take 1 tbsp of melted butter, 2 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of mustard, ½ tbsp of olive oil,, and 1 tsp of fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix up the ingredients, and the glaze is ready.
  • Take 2 chicken breasts. Pound it down to even out the thickness. This is done to cook evenly.
  • Place it in the basket. Brush the glaze evenly over the breasts on both sides.
  • Start with 380℉ for 8 minutes. Check and flip the sides and pop it back in for another 6 minutes. So a total of 11 minutes at 380℉.
  • Pour the leftover glaze over the chicken, and it’s all ready.
9. Zucchini pizza bites

Ingredients

  • Half zucchini
  • Salt garlic
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cheese
  • Toppings

Preparation: 

  • Cut the zucchini in half-inch thickness of circular pizza shapes.
  • Place the pieces in the basket and spray some oil and a pinch of salt and garlic powder.
  • Cook it at 320℉ for 8 minutes straight.
  • Spread the pieces with pizza sauce and put the toppings of your wish, and throw on some cheese
  • Crank it to 400℉ for another 3 minutes. 

And it’s ready!

10. Chicken tenders

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • 2.5 pounds of chicken tender. Let it sit in a cup of buttermilk. Marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Half cup flour and half a cup of panko bread crumbs. 1 tsp of paprika, 1/2 tsp of celery seed, ground ginger, salt, pepper, 1/4 tsp of oregano, thyme, garlic powder, baking powder
  • Give it a good whisk.
  • take out the marinated chicken and plop it over the flour-crumb mixture. 
  • Preheat the air fryer. Place the chicken in the basket and set it for 370℉ at 12 minutes. Ensure to flip it midway.
11. Air fryer onion rings

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • 2 onions sliced, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp salt, 2 cup bread crumbs, 1 egg whisked, 1/2 tsp pepper, 3/4 tsp baking soda.
  • Cut the onions as per your desired thickness. And separate the rings. Separate the ingredients for 3 bowls: breadcrumbs, dry ingredients,, and egg mixture.
  • Preheat the air fryer. Dip the onions in the flour bowl and then the egg bowl, and finally breadcrumbs.  
  • Spray some olive oil into the basket and place the onions. Cook for 6 minutes at 360℉. 
12. Air fried green tomatoes

Ingredients

  •  Green Tomatoes
  • Buttermilk
  • Breadcrumbs or Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
  • Flour or Gluten-Free Flour
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil Spray

Preparation:

  • Put the sliced tomatoes in a bowl and pour buttermilk over it.
  • Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Separate the ingredients for 3 bowls. Breadcrumbs, a mix of the dry ingredients, and egg mixture.
  • Dip the Tomatoes in the flour bowl and then the egg bowl, and finally breadcrumbs.  
  • Place them in the air fryer basket and add some salt. Spray a bit of olive oil over it.
  • Set it at 390℉ for about 5 minutes until they are crispy. 
13. Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries

Ingredients

  • 2 medium peeled sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika and fresh black pepper

Preparation:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400℉ at 8 minutes.
  • Slice the potatoes into ¼ inch thick fries
  • Spray the basket with oil and place the sliced strips.
  • Add in the salt, black pepper, paprika,, and garlic powder
  • Cook in different batches to avoid overcrowding at 8 minutes each.
14. Crispy chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas 
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin, coriander, garlic powder, 
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger

Preparation:

  • Rinse the chickpeas and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to coat with all the spices and oil.
  • Put them in the air fryer basket. And cook it at 370℉ for 16 minutes. Midway ensure to mix again to set it back for the remaining 8 minutes.
  • Stir it one last time after the time limit and set it again to 370℉ and cook for a minute.
  • They will have a nice crunch to it once it has been cooled so pack them up and store them for a while or put them in the fridge until it is ready to be eaten. 
15. Air fried french fries

Ingredients

  • Medium potatoes
  • Garlic powder ¼ tsp 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil (vegetable)

Preparation:

  • Peel and wash potatoes
  • Slice them into the shapes of french fries and remember the size should be consistent 
  • Add all the other ingredients 
  • Put them into the fryer 
  • 400F for 20 minutes

Conclusion 

Snacks can be healthy, so can your comfort food. Look at these air fry recipes listed out, try out your favorite ones, and turn your diet into a fun and healthy detour. Now, eating healthy is no longer a hard choice to make with an air fryer, making cooking with less oil possible.  

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