This Chart Shows You Exactly How to Air-Fry Your Favorite Foods

Can't figure out the air-fryer cooking time you need for your favorite fried food? We've broken it down for you in this chart.

Determining how long to air-fry recipes can be a challenge. (Especially when there are so many tasty things you can make in an air-fryer!) That’s why we’ve pulled together everyone’s favorite air-fryer recipes—from chicken wings to ravioli—and decoded how long they’ll take in your trusty air fryer.

Air-Fryer Cooking Chart

Air-Fryer Time 
Bacon400°F5-10 minutes
Burgers350°F8-10 minutes
Meatballs400°F7-10 minutes
Steak400°F7-14 minutes
Pork Chops375°F12-15 minutes
Chicken Breast375°F22-23 minutes
Chicken Thighs400°F25 minutes
Chicken Tenders400°F14-16 minutes
Chicken Wings375°F10-12 minutes
Shrimp375°F8 minutes
Salmon400°F5-7 minutes
Cauliflower400°F10-12 minutes
Zucchini400°F12 minutes
Pickles400°F14-20 minutes
Potato Chips360°F15-17 minutes
Potato Fries400°F10-20 minutes
Brussels Sprouts350°F15-18 minutes
Pasta (Tortellini, Ravioli)350°F8 minutes

The tricky thing will air-fryers is that their temperatures can vary a bit. That’s why we give a time range on most of these foods. When cooking seafood and meat, it doesn’t hurt to check with a meat thermometer just to be on the safe side until you get to know your air fryer’s temperatures down pat. Take a look at these scrumptious air fryer vegetable recipes.

Here’s how to make ’em:

If your favorite dish isn’t on this list, follow this handy air-fryer conversion guide. And if you’re wondering about frozen foods, don’t worry; we’ve covered them in this frozen food air-fryer guide, too.

Air-Fryer Tips

First and foremost, most of these foods will need to be flipped over half-way through cooking time. Since air fryers cook by rushing hot air down onto the food, flipping will fry the food evenly and will prevent overcooking or burning. There are exceptions for a few recipes, like this meatball recipe, but many foods follow this half-way mark rule. Here’s more on what is an air fryer and how it really works.

Another air-fryer tip we recommend is to always fry your foods in a single layer in the air-fryer basket—which will allow the food to cook perfectly even and crispy. So, if you’re air-frying large quantities or large food items, we recommend prepping the food in batches for a speedy cook time.

Lastly, don’t forget to preheat! This is one of the most common air-fryer mistakes that many people fall victim to. It takes only a few minutes and will save your food majorly in the long run.

Hungry for more tips? Check out this air-fryer cooking guide for more tricks and secrets.

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Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.