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8 Air Fryer Recipes You Need In Your Life

8 Air Fryer Recipes You Need In Your Life
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert9 months ago
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Everywhere you scroll there seems to be another delicious recipe for your air fryer.

It can almost be overwhelming when you’re trying to decide what to make next, right? That’s why I’ve put together a couple of fan favorites for you to work your way through. Whether you’re after a tasty fake-out dinner or exciting new breakfast idea, there’s something for you here.

And the best part is, these recipes are all super macro-friendly and almost all high in protein, too.

Scroll down to check out the savory recipes first, or click here to skip straight to the sweet stuff.

Savory Air Fryer Recipes

 

1. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

The perfect weekend snack, these indulgent-tasting wings might sound like they’ll make a dent in your daily macros, but each serving actually comes in at under 250 calories and provides a hefty 20g of protein. Score.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
243  20g  7g  16g 
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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Just the snack for a Super Sunday.

1 year agoBy Lauren Dawes

 

2. Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Strips

Try this quick and easy lunch that’ll fill you up with a solid 47g of protein. With tender chicken and crispy fries, it’s a classic flavor sensation to kick those midday munchies.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
497  47g  56g  8g 
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Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Strips & Courgette Fries

Craving the crunch without the calories of deep-fat frying?

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

 

3. Stuffed Crust Airfryer Pizza

Forget a Friday night takeout splurge—try this healthy spin on a fast food favorite instead. Surprisingly simple and packed with protein—what more could you want?

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
518 42g  66g  11g 

 

4. Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich

This isn’t just any old sandwich. Loaded with tender chicken that’s covered in a crispy coating and smothered with spicy sauce, it’ll definitely not leave you disappointed.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
400  46g  36g  7g 
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Protein-Packed Air-Fried Chicken Sandwich

This might be the sandwich of all sandwiches.

1 year agoBy Lauren Dawes

 

5. Air Fryer Pizza 3 Ways

Yep, you really can make a pizza in your air fryer. Who knew? Using just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up your very own base in a matter of minutes, too. Trust me, even a rookie cook can impress with this one.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
404  24g  70g  2g 
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Air Fryer Pizza 3 Ways

Three ingredients, five minutes, and no oven needed.

1 year agoBy Lauren Dawes

 

6. Pork Gyoza

The perfect addition to any Friday night fake-out feast—crispy gyoza goodness. And with 24g of protein, they’re the sort of macros you couldn’t even dream about in line at your local takeout.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
300 24g 24g 14g

7. High-Protein Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Another great takeout replacement, this homemade chicken nugget recipe will help satisfy your cravings without sacrificing nutrition. Boasting 36g of protein for only 272 calories per serving, you can make this winning recipe a regular feature in your routine.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
272 36g  28g  4g 
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Healthy Chicken Nuggets | Fakeaway Recipes

Missing the golden arches? Here’s how to take things into your own hands.

4 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

Sweet Air Fryer Recipe

1. Air Fryer Choco Pops

Sometimes you just can’t beat a bowl of chocolatey cereal. Well, lucky for us, this air fryer recipe makes it possible to enjoy a healthier version whenever you feel like it. Packed with nearly 15g of protein per serving, these choco pops are a seriously satisfying snack.

Calories  Protein  Carbs  Fat 
275  14.8g  34.9g  8.4g 
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Air Fryer Choco Pops

Your favorite childhood cereal just got a macro-friendly makeover.

1 year agoBy Lauren Dawes

 

Take Home Message

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, there’s another incredible idea for your air fryer to put to the test. It’s hard to pick a favorite out of this bunch, so I’d highly recommend trying them all for safe measure.

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Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-dawes-b4416aaa/
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