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Quick Guide to Air Fryer Cooking Times

Knowing how long to air fry food can be tricky, especially when you are new to air frying. Cook times are often less, and overcooking can leave food dried out due to cooking with hot air. Check out our handy guide to air fryer cooking times for some common foods below.

Philips airfryer cooking times guide

Cooking times for food in air fryer ovens are often much shorter than in conventional ovens. This is because of the way air fryers blow hot air over the food, which speeds up cooking times.

This post contains a quick guide to cooking times for some popular foods. Please use it as a general guide, and remember to always check that food is cooked properly before consuming – cut it open if you are unsure, or use a meat thermometer.

Air Fryer Cooking Times for Fresh Foods

Use this table to estimate how long to cook foods in an air fryer. Some air fryers require you to turn food half way through the cooking time, so please check your manual if you are unsure whether you need to do this.

Sausage rolls4-20 oz / 100-500g13-15 minutes390°F / 200°C
Pork chops4-20 oz / 100-500g10-14 minutes360°F / 180°C
Spring rolls4-15 oz / 100-500g8-10 minutes390°F / 200°C
Potato cubes10-26 oz / 300-750g12-18 minutes360°F / 180°C
Steak4-20 oz / 100-500g8-12 minutes360°F / 180°C
Chicken breast4-20 oz / 100-500g10-15 minutes360°F / 180°C
Chicken drumsticks4-20 oz / 100-500g18-22 minutes360°F / 180°C
Hamburgers4-20 oz / 100-500g7-14 minutes360°F / 180°C
Home made potato wedges10-26 oz / 300-750g18-22 minutes360°F / 180°C
Home made potato fries10-26 oz / 300-750g18-25 minutes360°F / 180°C
Estimated air fryer cooking times for fresh foods

Air fryer cooking times for frozen foods

Air frying is a great way to cook frozen foods that you might otherwise cook in your oven or deep fry.

Use our estimated air frying times in the table below, but also check the packet instructions to see whether you should cook from frozen or defrost first. You can expect the air frying cook times to be a few minutes shorter than the oven baking times on the pack.

Thick cut frozen French fries 10-26 oz / 300-750g 13-20 minutes 390°F / 200°C
Thin cut frozen French fries10-26 oz / 300-750g 12-16 minutes 390°F / 200°C
Frozen hash browns4 hash browns12-15 minutes360°F/ 180°C
Tater tots16 oz/ 500g12-15 minutes360°F/ 180°C
Frozen onion rings 5-16 oz / 140-500g 8-10 minutes 390°F / 200°C
Frozen fish sticks4-16 oz / 100-500g6-10 minutes390°F / 200°C
Frozen chicken nuggets10-16 oz / 300-500g10-12 minutes390°F / 200°C
Frozen chicken wings10-15 oz / 300-500g 15-20 minutes390°F / 200°C
Frozen curly fries 10-26 oz / 300-750g 10-12 minutes390°F / 200°C
Frozen chicken patties4 patties7-12 minutes375ºF/190ºC
Pizza rolls (Totino’s)12 rolls / 6oz / 170g5-6 minutes 380°F / 190°C
Estimated cooking times for frozen foods

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