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17 Air Fryer Dinners So Good, You Won’t Believe They’re This Easy

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Finding time to cook healthy, flavorful meals can feel like a challenge. But fear not – the air fryer is here to save the day! This handpicked selection of mouthwatering air fryer dinner recipes are sure to bring joy to your kitchen and your taste buds.

These recipes aren’t just about convenience; they’re about savoring the simple pleasures of good food. From crispy shrimp to zesty fajitas, each dish is perfectly seasoned. With minimal oil and maximum flavor, these recipes make healthy eating a breeze without sacrificing on taste or texture. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or a cozy night in, these recipes promise to make every bite a full of flavor.

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon

Two pieces of Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon on a white plate.

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Cooking salmon in your air fryer is the easiest of recipes. Simply combine the honey garlic marinade seasonings together and drizzle over each piece of fish before you fire up the air fryer. The salmon turns out perfectly flaky and the added sweet and zest from the marinade is spot on delicious.

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp is a flavorful and crispy treat, ideal for enjoying as an appetizer or main dish, offering a hint of tropical goodness. Thanks to air frying, they’re light and satisfying without being greasy, making them a healthier option for mealtime.

Serve with a favorite side dish, potato or add them to a salad. However you serve them, you’ll love these crispy shrimp.

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Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

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Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs are a delicious choice for a quick weeknight dinner. Coated in olive oil and Everything Bagel Seasoning, they’re juicy, tender, and packed with flavor.

Plus, they cook up in under 20 minutes, making them perfect for those busy evenings when you need something tasty on the table fast.

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Air Fryer Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Chicken

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This flavorful dish combines chicken breast with cheese, bacon, spinach, herbs, and spices. High in flavor, it’s perfect for sticking to your low-carb diet and not feeling like you are missing out. All you need is 15 minutes in the air fryer and you’ll have a swoon worthy dinner the whole family will love.

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin sliced and on a white dinner plate with mashed potatoes.

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is a game-changer for weeknight dinners, delivering juicy, flavorful pork with a light crisp in under 30 minutes. With minimal prep work, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy evenings. Remember to marinade overnight with this homemade honey mustard and brown sugar glaze.

Simply pair this tenderloin with your favorite sides for a delicious meal.

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Air Fryer Flank Steak

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This steak recipe is quick and flavorful made with a simple marinade consisting of soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and more. Marinade for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

With just 8-10 minutes in the air fryer, this steak turns out tender and juicy, thanks to the marinade’s tenderizing properties. Treat yourself with an elegant dinner with this effortless recipe.

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Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs

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This recipe is all about bringing that Mediterranean flair right to your dinner table. Chicken soaked in a zesty marinade made of lemon juice, honey, olive oil, and a blend of spices like oregano and garlic. If you’re craving bold flavors, these kebabs are the answer and you’ll only need 25 minutes to from beginning to end.

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Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

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Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf offers a hassle-free solution for quick dinners, requiring only a few minutes of prep time. Mix the seasonings into the raw turkey meat, mold it into a loaf and let the air fryer do the rest. You’ll enjoy tender meatloaf in under 30 minutes. Featuring a flavorful glaze and made from readily available staple ingredients, it’s sure to become a permanent addition to your dinner rotation.

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Air Fryer Chicken Quarters

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These chicken leg quarters are seasoned to perfection, offering juicy meat and crispy skin with every bite. They’re an affordable protein option, ideal for quick and easy weeknight dinners when paired with your favorite vegetable sides. With their ability to hold juices well and provide tender, moist meat, they’re perfect for meal prep too. Enjoy the crispier skin compared to oven baking and since it’s such a simple recipe, you’ll happily make it every week.

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Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

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Air Fryer Country Style Ribs offer a convenient way to enjoy tender, flavorful ribs without the need for a grill. They have a lightly crisp exterior and juicy, tender interior, all you need to do is mix a few key seasonings before placing them in your air fryer basket. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Air frying ensures even cooking and minimal cleanup, making these boneless ribs a go-to option for easy and delicious BBQ nights.

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Air Fryer Prime Rib

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Did you know you can cook a juicy prime rib in your air fryer? And, it shaves off almost an hour of cook time. Use this homemade horseradish rub along with butter and garlic for a delicious outer crust.

The key to keeping the meat from drying out is to properly let the meat rest before slicing.

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Air Fryer Panko Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Panko Chicken stacked on a white plate.

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A healthier alternative to fried chicken, using Panko breadcrumbs gives you the crunch you love without all the fats coming from deep frying. Panko breadcrumbs have a larger, flakier texture compared to traditional breadcrumbs, so each bite includes a satisfying crunch. Plus, chicken thighs are a juicer piece of meat and with an added drizzle of sweet honey glaze, this recipe is solid.

If you’re loving this Panko breadcrumbs recipe, use it on other cuts of meat too.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Panko Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Air Fryer Salmon Bites on a dinner plate.

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Air Fryer Salmon Bites are a crispy and flavorful way to enjoy salmon. With a simple seasoning blend including smoked paprika, ground fenugreek (or maple syrup), granulated garlic, dried thyme, and dried sage, these salmon bites are easy to prepare and packed with taste.

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Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken

Air fryer sweet and sour chicken on plate.

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A healthier take on the beloved Chinese dish, featuring juicy chicken cooked in the air fryer and served with a tangy-sweet red sauce. With the addition of pineapple chunks, white onion, red and green bell peppers, and a simple homemade sweet and sour sauce, this recipe delivers authentic flavors without the heavy breading. It’s a satisfying meal that captures the essence of Chinese cuisine.

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Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

Air Fryer Chicken Burger on a open bun with ketchup and mustard on top with pickle slices.

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A quick and flavorful alternative to traditional beef burgers. Made with ground chicken, cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasonings, these burgers are easy to prepare and cook in just 10 minutes in the air fryer. With less fat and cholesterol than beef burgers, they provide a lighter meal option without sacrificing taste.

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Air Fryer Cod

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Whip up crispy fish fillets that are tender and flaky. They’re coated in a mix of flour, egg, and seasoned panko breadcrumbs, giving every bite a satisfying crunch. And the best part? It’s super easy to prepare, taking less than 25 minutes from start to finish. So, if you’re craving a delicious seafood dish without the hassle, this one’s got you covered.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air Fryer Fajita Chicken with peppers and onions in the air fryer basket with added slices of lime for garnish.

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Air fryer chicken fajitas are a simple and flavorful weeknight dinner option. Prepared with sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts, bell peppers, onions, and fajita seasoning, this one-pan meal delivers perfectly seasoned and juicy fajitas.

Ideal for when you’re craving the taste of fajitas but want a quick and convenient cooking method, the air fryer allows you to cook everything together, making it a speedy and easy on the clean up.

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17 Swoon Worthy Creamy Chicken Pasta Dinners

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Creamy chicken pasta is a classic comfort food perfect for a hearty family meal. Tender chicken, a deliciously creamy sauce and perfectly cooked pasta are a staple on the dinner table.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal or planning a special occasion dinner, creamy chicken pasta fits the bill.

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