These healthy, keto air fryer recipes may be the best thing that has happened to comfort food since low carb bread. Move over Instant Pot – the easiest way to make all of your favorite keto meals faster is in the air fryer!
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Chances are you’ve heard the buzz: the air fryer is the latest must-have appliance that makes healthy fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp, vegetables, and more with little to no oil or grease – fast.
But did you know there is more to air frying than comfort foods?
Sure, fried chicken may be your favorite, but you can use an air fryer for baking salmon, steak, and burgers; roast garlic and give vegetables a crispy finish without any grease.
What You Can Cook In An Air Fryer (On Keto)
Still on the fence? Keep reading to learn how many ways you can make an air fryer work for you, for frying, baking, roasting and more.
50 Keto Air Fryer Recipes
Keto-friendly air fryer biscuits with cheddar cheese – in 10 minutes. Boom. This is one of my favorite keto air fryer recipes – makes a fabulous breakfast or low carb swap for bread at dinnertime – perfect for the holidays.
A healthy, protein packed breakfast from your air fryer with 2 net carbs.
Avoid the mess and possible splash back grease episodes by using the air fryer to prep sausage in 10 minutes. Set the air fryer to 400 – place the sausages in the basket and cook for 5 minutes – flip – and cook for another 5.
If you only need one fabulous air fryer recipe to justify spending the money on another miracle kitchen appliance – here’s the one. The grain-free breading is the key to making a keto-friendly fried chicken with 2 net carbs. Boom.
Who needs a grill when you can create the ultimate double cheeseburger in your air fryer in 20 minutes?
Thai Peanut Chicken
Think Chicken Satay—but with a lot less work. This incredibly delicious, hassle-free Peanut Chicken via Two Sleevers is ready in 35 minutes.
Crispy Chicken Nuggets
Swap the carb-loaded flour breading with pork rinds and Parmesan and make family and keto-friendly chicken nuggets in the air fryer in 25 minutes with 1.2 net carbs.
Herb Marinated Chicken Thighs
Budget-friendly, marinated chicken thighs get a crispy finish in the air fryer – in less than 30 minutes.
Lemon Garlic Chicken
This versatile recipe is a fabulous way to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or oven that’s tender, flavorful, and delicious. Low carb, keto, and family-friendly, this simple dinner recipe is always a favorite with 1.6 net carbs per serving.
Everyone’s favorite keto air fryer popcorn chicken – minus the carbs. This recipe contains 1 net carb per serving – while the KFC version weighs in with 60:)
Perfect Air Fryer Chicken Breast (No Breading)
Make perfectly seasoned and juicy chicken breasts in your air fryer – no breading required.
Say buh-bye to boring meatballs. This Asian-style ground chicken air fryer recipe is melt in your mouth delicious with 2 net carbs
Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
This easy 12 minute salmon is all the proof you need that an air fryer can stand in for the grill and oven!
Air Fryer Steak
What impresses you most about this recipe? The juicy steak straight out of the air fryer or the homemade garlic butter?
Crushed pork rinds, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and onion powder create a zero carb breading for the most juicy air fryer pork chops ever – with 0 net carbs in 30 minutes.
If you’re looking for a new take on ground beef, try this Indian-inspired meatloaf in the air fryer. Cilantro, ginger, minced garlic, Garam Masala, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon and cardamon create a fabulously flavorful meatloaf in 28 minutes from start to finish.
Here’s an air fryer recipe that is perfect if you’re missing your grill and/or you are short on time.
Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Shrimp
Grated Parmesan gives the shrimp a crunchy, crispy “breaded” texture thanks to a little air fryer magic – ready in 15 minutes
Unsweetened coconut flakes + pork rinds get the credit for the insanely crispy crust in this easy keto air fryer coconut shrimp recipe that’s ready to serve in 21 minutes
Steak Nuggets with Chipotle Ranch
Why not substitute steak or venison for chicken? Steak nuggets are definitely having a moment in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Keto and kid-friendly fish sticks in 20 minutes total time with 0.5 net carbs
Caribbean Spiced Chicken
I need to go the record here and tell you I can vouch for this authentic tasting jerk chicken – this spice combination is spot on and using the air fryer keeps the chicken thighs tender and juicy. Cue to Bob Marley and in 20 minutes you’ll feel like you are in Jamaica:)
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with cream and cheddar cheese – with 1.5 net carbs – ready in less than 30 minutes.
Crispy Chicken Wings
Crispy or extra crispy? Either way, you’re looking at 1 net carb and one of the best keto air fryer recipes with 1 net carb.
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Here’s a simple way to prepare chicken wings in the air fryer – plus a delicious keto-friendly, homemade Buffalo sauce recipe with a dairy-free option.
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
2 ingredient chicken wings ready in 20 minutes.
Crispy Buffalo Wings
Seasoned with a low carb marinade and dry rub these air fryer chicken wings are party appetizer perfection.
Crispy Parmesan Wings
When the intense flavor of Buffalo Wings meets Cauliflower – low carb magic happens in your air fryer in just over 30 minutes. File this Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe from Two Sleevers under must-have appetizers, sides, and easy dinners.
Light, crispy zucchini fries are packed with flavor and only 3 net carbs. Bonus: Ready to serve in under 15 minutes.
The must-have keto air fryer mushroom recipe – with garlic butter.
Keto Air Fried Pickles
With a “breading” made with coconut flour, egg and pork rinds this recipe weighs in with 4 net carbs and makes a fabulous appetizer or snack in 30 minutes
The ultimate low carb french fry swap – with or without chili.
Make crispy onion rings in the air fryer with a combination of coconut flour, almond flour, pork rinds, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and eggs – only 5 net carbs
Fried Asparagus with Spicy Mayo
An almond flour – Parmesan cheese breading makes this air fried asparagus low carb and keto-friendly.
Tastes like the real thing air fried Mozzarella sticks with 2 net carbs.
Enjoy this air fryer meatball recipe as an appetizer or a main dish. Lean ground beef seasoned meatballs with onion, cilantro, garlic, and taco seasoning with a homemade sour cream salsa are ready in 25 minutes.
Skip the messy pan (and extra grease) and make healthy, grain free crab cakes in the air fryer. This recipe is ready in 25 minutes with 1.3 net carbs.
Asparagus with Lemon & Parmesan
Asparagus is a fabulously healthy vegetable that I’m used to dressing up for the holidays. This recipe makes it an easy side dish for any meal – that’s ready in 12 minutes using a little olive oil, lemon and Parmesan.
Using your air fryer to roast broccoli is genius – you’ll use less oil and you can get the job done in 10 minutes.
Sesame Ginger Broccoli
Sesame oil, miso, and chili garlic sauce will make this broccoli the best that you have ever had. Warning: This low carb air fryer side dish often steals the main dish’s spotlight:)
Perfectly tender Brussels sprouts – with an incredible crispy outside – with or without bacon.
That’s right – we are talking a crustless cheesecake delivered via the air fryer in 10 minutes
Chocolate Lava Cake
This yummy, chocolatey and fantastically gooey low carb and dairy-free dessert can be yours in less than 10 minutes
Cinnamon donut holes – for breakfast or dessert – with 1 net carb each.
With a few low carb substitutions – almond flour – xanthan gum and swerve you can enjoy a New Orleans style dessert – air fried to perfection – with 2 net carbs
Keto Air Fryer Snacks
Spicy Bacon Bites
A keto snack with crunch – straight out of the air fryer – with 0 carbs.
3 ingredients = crispy Kale Chips in 7 minutes
Looking for a keto-friendly chip? Check out these air fried radish chips.
Surprisingly Useful Keto Air Fryer Recipes
Forget the oven – you can use your air fryer to roast garlic to season mashed cauliflower, keto bread or anything that needs a little garlic in 20 minutes.
Perfect Air Fryer Bacon
Perfectly crispy air fryer bacon in 11 minutes!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Use your air fryer to make hard-boil eggs in 12 minutes! Put six eggs – straight out of the fridge into the basket (at 300 degrees) for 12 minutes. Then put them in a cold water bath to make peeling easy.
Ok! So that was a lot of air fryer action, but I wanted to make sure we covered all the bases in case you’ve been letting yours sit on the shelf for months.
Enjoy your keto comfort food!
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