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.
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 of 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
|Sausage rolls||4-20 oz / 100-500g||13-15 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Pork chops||4-20 oz / 100-500g||10-14 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Spring rolls||4-15 oz / 100-500g||8-10 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Potato cubes||10-26 oz / 300-750g||12-18 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Steak||4-20 oz / 100-500g||8-12 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Chicken breast||4-20 oz / 100-500g||10-15 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Chicken drumsticks||4-20 oz / 100-500g||18-22 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Hamburgers||4-20 oz / 100-500g||7-14 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Home made potato wedges||10-26 oz / 300-750g||18-22 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
|Home made potato fries||10-26 oz / 300-750g||18-25 minutes||360°F / 180°C|
Air fryer cooking times for frozen foods
|Thick cut frozen French fries||10-26 oz / 300-750g||13-20 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Thin cut frozen French fries||10-26 oz / 300-750g||12-16 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Frozen onion rings||5-15 oz / 140-500g||8-10 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Frozen fish sticks||4-15 oz / 100-500g||6-10 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Frozen chicken nugget||10-15 oz / 300-500g||10-12 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Frozen chicken wing||10-15 oz / 300-500g||15-20 minute||390°F / 200°C|
|Frozen curly fries||10-26 oz / 300-750g||10-12 minutes||390°F / 200°C|
|Pizza rolls (Totino’s)||12 rolls / 6oz / 170g||5-6 minutes||380°F / 190°C|