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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 created a free printable air fryer cooking times chart that provides suggested cooking times for the most common foods.

air fryer cooking times printable


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

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

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

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 in the basket.

The rapid movement of the air allows the food to cook, browning on the outside and leaving it soft on the inside.

Air Fryer vs Oven

We refer to the convection oven when discussing the differences between an air fryer and an oven.

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

Given that 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 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.
  • Healthier cooking: Air fryers can be more beneficial because they use less oil than an oven.
  • Easy Cleaning: The air fryer is pretty easy to clean.

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

How to Convert Oven Recipes to Air Fryer

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

A general rule of thumb is to lower the oven temperature settings by 25-50 degrees and the oven time by 25-30%.

Air Fryer vs. Deep Fryer

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

Air frying uses hot air as the source of heat to cook food, as opposed to normal frying, which uses oil to cook the food.

This makes the air fryer process healthier.

Can you put battered food in an air fryer?

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 your usual 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 the air fryer is to preheat the fryer.

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

What Can You Air Fry?

Generally, food from appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, bread and even air fryer dog treats can be cooked with an air fryer.

For me, the air fryer is perfect for cooking frozen foods, and not only that, but 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 return crispy!

Air Fryer Cooking Tips For Better Results

  • Preheat the air fryer: This is a crucial step to ensure even cooking, so don’t skip it. Preheating your air fryer is essential for the best results, just like a regular oven.

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 all over the food. So take the basket out at least a couple of times, shake it, and put it back in.

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

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

It helps to keep your air fryer working correctly and to prevent any unpleasant odors or flavors from building up.

Parchment paper or air fryer liners can minimize sticking and make cleanup easier. 

Air Fryer Cooking Time Chart 

The temperature is Fahrenheit; you can find Celsius temperatures to print below.

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 digital 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 fillets400°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°F5 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


AIR FRYER COOKING TIME printable cheat sheet


What oil is best for an air fryer?

When using an air fryer, choosing an oil with a high smoke point is essential, as air fryers typically operate at high temperatures.

Some of the best oils are avocado oil, refined coconut, light olive oil, peanut, or grapeseed.

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.

Spray or lightly coat the food with your chosen oil before placing it in the air fryer.

Does the air fryer cook quicker than the oven?

Yes, cooking time is generally shorter in an air fryer than in an air fryer because air fryers use hot air to circulate the food, which helps 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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