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The Complete Air Fryer Cooking Times Chart – Free Printable

Are you looking for a handy reference to help determine air fryer cooking times for your favorite foods? 

I’ve put together a free printable air fryer cooking times chart that provides suggested cooking times for the most common foods.


Air fryers have become popular kitchen appliances because they can make crispy fried foods with little to no oil, but figuring out the right cooking times can be tricky, especially when it is your first time using one.

These free printable charts provide a useful starting point and easy reference.  

But keep in mind, you may still need to make adjustments based on the exact recipe, size of the food pieces, and your own air fryer. 

Every air fryer is a little different!

Use it as a reference to figure out how to air fry meat, seafood, vegetables, frozen foods and dessert!

How Does an Air Fryer Work?

Air is heated to a high temperature and circulated by a high-speed fan.

The top of the air fryer contains a heating element and a fan; the air flows downward until it “hugs” the food placed in the basket.

It is precisely the rapid movement of the air that allows the food to cook, browning on the outside and leaving it soft on the inside.

Air Fryer vs Oven

When we talk about the differences between an air fryer and an oven, we are referring to the convection oven.

The convection oven is an oven that circulates hot air around the food by means of a fan, which is very similar to the air fryer. 

Given and considering they use the same cooking process, it is fair to ask what the differences are from an oven. 

  • Faster preheating: Whereas with an oven you have to wait between 10 and 15 minutes before it reaches the set temperature, with the air fryer, on the other hand, you can start right away or, at most, it will only take 2 minutes to preheat it.
  • Faster cooking: The cooking time in the air fryer is much shorter.

They cook food in a less time because the hot air focuses directly on the food, whereas an oven has to heat the air within its much larger space.

  • Energy efficiency: Air fryers are more energy efficient than ovens because they use less electricity to operate.
  • Healthier cooking: Air fryers can be a healthier cooking option because they use less oil than an oven.
  • Easy Cleaning: The air fryer is fairly easy to clean.

The air fryer basket can be washed after use, and some models provide for washing their components in a dishwasher as well.

How to Convert Oven Recipes to Air Fryer

I convert oven recipes by lowering the temperature, reducing the cooking time, or both.

I lower the temperature settings by about 25-50 degrees and the time by 25-30%.

Air Fryer vs Deep Fryer

The result is very similar between the two cooking methods, both perfect for crispy foods, but the process is totally different. 

Air frying uses hot air as the source of heat to cook food, in opposed to normal frying it is oil that is the source of heat used to cook the food.

This makes the air fryer process definitely more healthier.

Can you put battered food in an air fryer?

Yes, it is possible to put battered foods in an air fryer, but there are a few tricks to take.

Prepare a batter that is a little thicker than the usual batter you make when frying in oil. 

Another step I follow when I cook air fryer tempura, is to pass the food back into the flour after passing it through the batter and then spray the oil and cook it.

One important thing when cooking battered food in air fryer is to preheat the fryer.

This will help the food cook evenly and prevent the batter from slipping off.

What Can You Air Fry?

In general, any food can be cooked with the air fryer, from appetizers, side dishes, main dish, desserts and breads.

For me the airfryer is perfect for cooking frozen foods and not only that, it also works well with fresh vegetables and meat. 

Since it works like a small oven, you can also bake bread.

And even cakes! From muffins to shortbread.

Lastly, it’s a great quick way to reheat leftover food, especially if it needs to come back crispy!

Air Fryer Cooking Tips

  • Preheat the air fryer: This is a crucial step and is used to ensure even cooking, so don’t skip it, just like with a regular oven, it’s important to preheat your air fryer for best results.

Preheating helps to ensure that your food cooks evenly and comes out crispy.

  • Use oil spray: I find that using an oil spray is perfect for the air fryer.

The spray helps you cover the food well with oil while using less of it.

  • Do not overcrowd the basket of the air fryer: Always cook in a single layer for even cooking of food and to ensure crispness.

Cook food in smaller batches for best results.

  • Shake the air fryer basket or Turn the food: Shaking the food while cooking helps the heat get well all over the food. So take the basket out at least a couple of times, shake it a bit, and put it back in.

Don’t worry! When you take the basket out, the machine will automatically stop, and it will start cooking again once it is re inserted.

  • Clean the air fryer regularly: I personally clean it every time I use it.

It’s help to keep your air fryer working properly and to prevent any unpleasant odors or flavors from building up.

To minimize sticking and make cleanup easier, you can use parchment paper or air fryer liners. 

Air Fryer Cooking Time Chart 

Temperature is in fahrenheit, below you can find celsius temperatures to print.

Air Fryer Vegetables

Asparagus375°F4-6 minutes
Baby carrots 380°F12-15 minutes
Beet380°F17-20 minutes
Broccoli 400°F 6-8 minutes
Brussel Sprouts375°F12-15 minutes
Butternut Squash375°F 15-20 minutes
Cauliflower (Breaded)400°F10 minutes
Corn On the cob400°F10-15 minutes
Eggplant (cube)400°F 15-18 minutes
Fresh fries 400°F 15-18 minutes
Frozen french fries400°F 10 minutes
Frozen Sweet potatos fries 375°F16 minutes
Frozen tater tots 380°F 15-17 Minutes
Frozen Onion rings 380°F 8-10 Minutes
Frozen broccoli 400°F10-12 minutes
Green beans 380°F 8-10 minutes
Mushrooms(Breaded)  375°F10 minutes
Onions (slices) 375°F 8 minutes
Onion rings (homemade)370°F10 minutes
Peppers     375°F8-10 minutes
Diced potatoes360°F12-18 minutes
Potato Puff 400°F13 minutes
Potatoes Sliced 375°F 15 minutes
Potato Wedges 380°F 20 minutes
Sweet Potatos Fries 375°F20 minutes
Tomatoes (cherry) 350°F 4-6 minutes
Zucchini (slices)400°F12-15 minutes
garlic parmesan fries air fryer
air-fried broccoli

Air Fryer Snacks

Bagel Pizza 350°F5 minutes
Burrito 375°F5 minutes
Bread croutons 350°F5 minutes
Eggplant rollatini 350°F 10 minutes
Frozen Potstickers 365°F 8-10 minutes
Frozen Mozzarella Sticks 400°F 6-8 minutes
Frozen Tater Tots 400°F12-15 minutes
Frozen Pizza rolls 380°F7-9 Minutes
Frozen corn dog400°F 6-8 minutes.
Frozen meat pie360°F23-25 minutes
Frozen mini pizzas350°F8-11 minutes
Spring rolls 400°F8 minutes
Kale chips380°F3-5 mins

Air Fryer Meat

Use a meat thermometer to ensure meats are cooked to a safe internal temperature, and adjust the cooking time or temperature if necessary.

Meat Safe temperature

  • All Poultry 165 °F (73.9°C)
  • Beef, Pork, Veal & Lamb 145 °F (62.8°C)
  • Ground Meats 160 °F (71.1°C)
  • Fish & Shellfish 145 °F (62.8°C)


Chicken breast 375°F12-15 Minutes
Chicken drumsticks 370° F18-20 minutes
Chicken nuggets400°F10 minutes
Chicken tenders350°F 8-10 minutes
Chicken Wings 375°F 10-12 minutes
Frozen chicken nuggets    390°F 10-12 minutes
Frozen chicken wings 390°F15-20 minutes
Frozen chicken patties 375ºF7-12 minutes
Whole chicken 360°F50-60 minutes
chicken bites air fryer recipe


Bacon 400°F5-10 minutes
Pork chops375°F12-15 minutes
Pork tenderloin400°F 20-25 minutes
Ribs 380°F20 minutes
Sausage 350°F10-15 minutes


Burgers  350°F8-12 minutes
Filet mignon ( medium rare)400°F10 minutes
Frozen meatballs 380°F 8-12 minutes
Meatballs 400°F 7-10 minutes
Meat Loaf325°F 35-45 minutes
Ribeye (medium)400°F  16 minutes
Steak 400°F7-14 minutes


Calamari 380°F5 minutes
Cod 370°F 8-10 minutes
Crab 350°F12 minutes
Fish fillet 400°F10-12 minutes
Frozen fish sticks400°F9-10 minutes
Lobster tail380°F5-7 minutes
Salmon400°F5-7 minutes
Scallops400 °F​5-6 minutes
Shrimp375°F 8 minutes
Tilapia 400°F 6-8 minutes
Tuna 400°F7-10 minutes

Air fryer Desserts

Cookie Dough 320°F10-15 minutes
Brownies     340°F 10-15 minutes
Grilled Peaches 350°G5 minutes
French Toast Roll Ups 375°F4 minutes
Fried bananas .400°F 4-5 minutes.
Muffins320°F 15 minutes
S’more  380 380°F 4-5 minutes
air-fryer cookie dough

Free Printable Air Fryer Cheat Sheet

  1. Print it!
  2. Keep it near your air fryer in the kitchen, so you can refer to it when needed.
  3. Cook the perfect food!
air fryer cooking times Fahrenheit pdf




What oil is best for an air fryer?

When using an air fryer, it’s essential to choose an oil with a high smoke point, as air fryers typically operate at high temperatures. Some of the best oils to use are: avocado oil,
refined coconut oil, light olive oil, peanut oil or grapeseed oil.
Remember that you don’t need a lot of oil when air frying, as the purpose of an air fryer is to use hot air circulation to cook food, mimicking the results of deep frying with minimal oil. Simply spray or lightly coat the food with your chosen oil before placing it in the air fryer.

Does air fryer cook quicker than oven?

Yes, cooking time is generally shorter in an air fryer than because air fryers use hot air to circulate around the food, which helps to cook it quickly and evenly. 

Can you reheat leftovers in the air fryer?

Yes! Air fryers are not only great for cooking fresh meals, but they can also give new life to your leftovers. One of the great benefits of using an air fryer to reheat leftovers is that it can give them a crispy texture that would be difficult to achieve in a microwave or conventional oven.


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Geoff Lowe

Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Could we have the chart in centigrade?


Sunday 4th of June 2023

I updated with the Celsius printable :)


Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Not much good to us in Australia we use Celsius. Maybe you could put up that up for us as well


Sunday 4th of June 2023

I updated with the Celsius printable :)

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