Air Fryer Cooking Charts

Complete list of air frying cooking times and temperatures are listed in this chart. All times and temperatures assume that the food is flipped over halfway through the cooking time or the basket is shaken to redistribute ingredients once or twice. View the charts below and access the printable chart to keep handy in your kitchen for a quick reference.

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Vegetables

  Temp (°F) Time (mins)   Temp (°F) Time (mins)
Asparagus (sliced 1-inch) 400 °F 5 Onions (pearl) 400 °F 10
Beets (whole) 400 °F 40 Parsnips (½-inch chunks) 380 °F 15
Broccoli (florets) 400 °F 6 Peppers (1-inch chunks) 400 °F 15
Brussels Sprouts (halved) 380 °F 15 Potatoes (small baby, 1.5 lbs) 400 °F 15
Carrots (sliced ½ – inch) 380 °F 15 Potatoes (1-inch chunks) 400 °F 12
Cauliflower (florets) 400 °F 12 Potatoes (baked whole) 400 °F 40
Corn on the cob 390 °F 6 Squash (½-inch chunks) 400 °F 12
Eggplant (1 ½-inch cubes) 400 °F 15 Sweet Potato (baked) 380 °F 30 to 35
Fennel (quartered) 370 °F 15 Tomatoes (cherry) 400 °F 4
Green Beans 400 °F 5 Tomatoes (halves) 350 °F 10
Kale leaves 250 °F 12 Zucchini (½-inch sticks) 400 °F 12
Mushrooms (sliced ¼-inch) 400 °F 5      

Chicken

  Temp (°F) Time (mins)   Temp (°F) Time (mins)
Breasts, bone in (1.25 lbs) 370 °F 25 Legs, bone in (1.75 lbs) 380 °F 30
Breasts, boneless (4 oz.) 380 °F 12 Wings (2 lbs.) 400 °F 12
Drumsticks (2.5 lbs) 370 °F 20 Game Hen (halved – 2 lbs) 390 °F 20
Thighs, bone in (2 lbs) 380 °F 22 Whole Chicken 360 °F 75
Thighs, boneless (1.5 lbs) 380 °F 18 to 20 Tenders 360 °F 8 to 10
           
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Beef

  Temp(°F) Time(mins)   Temp(°F) Time(mins)
Burger(4 oz.) 370 °F 16 to 20 Meatballs (3-inch) 380 °F 10
Filet Mignon (8 oz.) 400 °F 18 Ribeye, bone in (1-inch, 8 oz.) 400 °F 10 to 15
Flank Steak (1.5 lbs) 400 °F 12 Sirloin steaks (1-inch, 12 oz.) 400 °F 9 to 14
London Broil (2 lbs) 400 °F 20 to 28 Beef Eye Round Roast (4 lbs.) 400 °F 45 to 55
Meatballs (1-inch) 370 °F 7      

Pork and Lamb

  Temp (°F) Time (mins)   Temp (°F) Time (mins)
Loin (2 lbs.) 360 °F 55 Bacon (thick cut) 400 °F 6 to 10
Pork Chops, bone in (1-inch, 6.5 oz.) 400 °F 12 Sausages 380 °F 15
Tenderloin 370 °F 15 Lamb Loin Chops (1-inch thick) 400 °F 8 to 12
Bacon (regular) 400 °F 5 to 7 Rack of Lamb (1.5 – 2 lbs.) 380 °F 22
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Fish and Seafood

  Temp (°F) Time (mins)   Temp (°F) Time (mins)
Calamari (8 oz.) 400 °F 4 Tuna Steak 400 °F 7 to 10
Fish Fillet (1-inch, 8 oz.) 400 °F 10 Scallops 400 °F 5 to 7
Salmon, fillet (6 oz.) 380 °F 12 Shrimp 400 °F 5
Swordfish steak 400 °F 10 Crab Cakes 400 °F 10
Lobster Tails 370 °F 5 to 7      

Frozen Foods

  Temp (°F) Time (mins)   Temp (°F) Time (mins)
Onion Rings (12 oz.) 400 °F 8 Fish Sticks (10 oz.) 400 °F 10
Thin French Fries (20 oz.) 400 °F 14 Fish Fillets (½-inch, 10 oz.) 400 °F 14
Thick French Fries (17 oz.) 400 °F 18 Chicken Nuggets (12 oz.) 400 °F 10
Mozzarella Sticks (11 oz.) 400 °F 8 Breaded Shrimp 400 °F 9
Pot Stickers (10 oz.) 400 °F 8 Buffalo Wings 400 °F 12 to 15

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Comments (36)Post a Reply

    1. Hi Jean,
      Getting sweet potato fries crispy is a bit of a challenge because of the moisture content in sweet potatoes. The key is to cut them into relatively thin sticks, spritz with oil at the beginning and part way through cooking and cook in small batches so that the fries are not sitting on top of one another. It’s a little more challenging than with regular potato fries, but it can be done.

  1. Hi meredith, I would like to say thank you for all the formation you share here and your cook books I would be lost with them. The one thing would like to pass on that I have learned the hard way is when cooking food in the air fryer that has far in it like hamburger or bacon is a good idea to add some little water too the pan, if not you will smoke up the kitchen real guick! I also learned to watch while cooking for any hint of smoke, is time for more water. I really in joy your web site and cook books. Thank you for all you do meredith. Ron

  2. I love your site Meredith. I have the 5 .3 Air Fryer and two of your cook books. I use Air Fryer three or more times a week. Your recipes are so easy and 😋. Miss you on tv. I know you will do well here on blue Jean chef. I will follow you. Thank you 🙏

    1. Hi Fran. I’ve tried popcorn in the air fryer and it does work IF YOU HAVE A MESH BELOW THE AIR FRYER ELEMENT. That is important. If you don’t have a mesh below the air fryer element, the popcorn can pop right up into the element and catch on fire. I have to admit that I prefer popcorn made on the stovetop or in a popcorn maker to the air fryer, however.

  3. I bought a pressure cooker and still don’t know how to use it. I would like to cook baby back ribs in itDiann

    1. Hi Debbie, If you click on the “Download Cooking Chart” button right above “View Cooking Chart”, you’ll be able to download and then print a nicer version of the chart.

  4. Any hunts on cooking the frozen croissants in the air fryer? I like to bake just two or three and hate heating my big oven to do that.

    1. You can cook croissants in an air fryer, but they don’t come out as nicely as in the oven. The fan blows down on the croissants and they often become somewhat misshapen in the air fryer. Try cooking them at 340ºF for about half of the oven time suggested. You can make croissants from store-bought dough – 350ºF for about 8 minutes. You do need to turn the croissants (both kinds) over halfway through for even heating.

  5. Thanks for the great charts, It does make it easier to go from one tool to another without the worry or confusion. Thanks again.

  6. Thank you do much. For everything you post. You help make everyone lives so much easy. To me your are the best for teaching..

    1. Hi Donna. I’m not 100% familiar with the Greville Toaster Oven/Air Fryer, but I’m sure it uses the same convection technology that other air fryers use, so I will venture to say yes – the chart should work with any air fryer that hold the temperature.

  7. Note that on the downloadable PDF version of the Air Fryer Cooking Chart (the one near the top of this webpage you want to print) there is an error under beets. It says 4 minutes, but it should say 40.

    I have had the older version of the chart with my cookbooks since early 2018, and it is a great convenience.

  8. Do you have any advise for AirFry Ovens, I purchase a Frigidaire with Air Fry feature and I wonder whether the times in the table work the same way or may be different due to larger setting?

    1. Hi Annabelle. I think with a large oven that has an air fry feature, you probably will need to increase the times slightly. Smaller, more compact air fryers have more intense heat directed at the food. Larger spaces will take just a little longer.

  9. Thanks for all your hints and tips on Air Fryers. I really use them. I love my Air Fryer even more with your help.

  10. I just bought a small 2 quart Dash Air Fryer & tried my first item the other day that was both great & a fail. It was fried chicken & while the meat was awesome (Having soaked it overnight in buttermilk) the skin (which is my favorite part) turned out rather wet. I can’t wait to find a recipe for this on your website. I just watched your 101 air frying video the other night that I stayed up too late to finish it. I’m about to start cooking my first BlueJeanChef item from the chart and hope it turns out great.

    I do have one question, do you preheat the air fryer for everything? Thanks

    1. Hi Tina. I do pre-heat the air fryer because that is how you can have the most accurate timing. It only takes a couple of minutes. You could choose not to pre-heat the air fryer and add a couple minutes of cooking time to the food if you prefer.

  11. We are late to the air fryer game (bought in June, 2020) but we found your page and videos SO helpful. The bonus of the chart is great too. I downloaded it and will print to keep by the fryer.
    Thanks so much for the Air Fryer 101 video with all of the tips and tricks.
    Quick question (regarding tips and tricks): Would it be OK to line the bottom of the air fryer base with foil for clean up purposes or would that effect the cooking process at all?
    TIA!

    1. Hi Randy. You can line the very bottom of the air fryer drawer for easier clean up if you like, as long as you have no plans to use any of the juices that drop below for any reason. I don’t recommend lining the bottom of the air fryer basket because that does limit the air flow around the food, although in some situations it is necessary (like baking cookies). Have fun!

  12. I found your class on Air Frying 101 extremely helpful. I enjoyed you on QVC and I enjoy your cooking classes as well……not to mention the pictures of Hazel and Loulou. You are an excellent teacher! I learn many cooking tips from you and get great recipes. Thank you!.

  13. Hi Meredith, will this cooking chart work with my PowerXL Air Fryer Oven? It has 3 racks rather than a drawer, so food is in a single layer rather than in a basket piled on each other. I’ve been enjoying all your posts and recipes on FB.

    1. Hi Pamela. The cooking times should be the same. The challenge with the Power Air Fryer oven is that you will probably need to rotate the racks to get perfectly even cooking. Because the heat comes from above, the top rack will cook faster than the bottom. I expect you’ve experienced this already. So, as long as you rotate the racks or cook one rack of food, the times will be the same.

  14. Hi Meredith, I was given a air fryer as a gift and I have 3 options on what wattage I want to use. How do I know which to go with when using your recipes?

    1. Hi Marilyn. I’m afraid I wouldn’t know what wattage corresponds to what temperature. Is there anything in the manual that helps explain that? I’ve never heard of an air fryer that only has wattage and not temperatures, so it must be a brand I’m unfamiliar with. The wattages of most air fryers falls between 1200 and 1700 watts, and the higher wattages come to temperature faster but still cook at the same temperature as the lower wattage appliances. If your air fryer doesn’t have temperature settings, check the manual to see if there’s a corresponding temperature.

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