Keto Air Fryer Recipes: 50 Healthy Ways You Can Use An Air Fryer On The Keto Diet

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 your favorite keto meals faster is in the air fryer!

Looking for healthy, low carb keto air fryer recipes? Check out this epic collection of healthy recipes! We’re talking easy fried chicken, shrimp, pork chops and fish to wings, fried pickles, and cauliflower! Over 50 keto air fryer recipes to add to your weekly meal plan. Lose weight and enjoy the best comfort food made healthy and fast! #keto #ketorecipes #ketoairfryer #ketodiet #lowcarb #lowcarbrecipes #ketocomfortfood #airfryer #airfryerrecipes #healthyairfryerrecipes #airfried #healthy

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)





Brussels Sprouts


Fried Chicken

Chicken Wings

Pork Chops




Onion Rings

Mozzarella Sticks


Still on the fence? Keep reading to learn how to use an air fryer for frying, baking, roasting, and more.

50 Keto Air Fryer Recipes


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Keto-friendly air-fried biscuits with cheddar cheese—in 10 minutes. Boom. This is one of my favorite air–fryer recipe. It makes a fabulous breakfast or low-carb swap for bread at dinnertime, perfect for the holidays.

Breakfast Frittata

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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.

Fried Chicken

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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 keto-friendly fried chicken with 2 net carbs. Boom.

Double Cheeseburger

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Who needs a grill when you can create the ultimate double cheeseburger in your air fryer in 20 minutes?

Thai Peanut Chicken

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Think Chicken Sataybut with a lot less work. This incredibly delicious, hassle-free Peanut Chicken via Two Sleevers is ready in 35 minutes.

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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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

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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 that’s tender, flavorful, and delicious in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or oven. Low-carb, keto, and family-friendly, this simple dinner recipe is always a favorite, with 1.6 net carbs per serving.

Popcorn Chicken

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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)

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Make perfectly seasoned and juicy chicken breasts in your air fryer – no breading required.

Chicken Meatballs

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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

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This easy 12-minute salmon is all the proof you need that an air fryer can replace the grill and oven!

Air Fryer Steak

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What impresses you most about this recipe? The juicy steak straight out of the air fryer or the homemade garlic butter? I’m at a crossroads. 

Pork Chops

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Crushed pork rinds, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and onion powder create a zero-carb breading for the most juicy air-fried pork chops ever—with 0 net carbs in 30 minutes.

Kheema Meatloaf

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If you want 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.

Shrimp Kabobs

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Here’s an air fryer recipe that is perfect if you’re missing your grill and/or are short on time.

Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Shrimp

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Grated Parmesan gives the shrimp a crunchy, crispy “breaded” texture, and thanks to a bit of air fryer magic, it’s ready in 15 minutes. 

Coconut Shrimp

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Unsweetened coconut flakes and pork rinds create the insanely crispy crust in this easy keto air-fried coconut shrimp recipe, ready to serve in 21 minutes.

Steak Nuggets with Chipotle Ranch

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Why not substitute steak or venison for chicken? Steak nuggets deserve their moment in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Fish Sticks

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Keto and kid-friendly fish sticks in 20 minutes with 0.5 net carbs.

Caribbean Spiced Chicken

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I need to go to 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 Bob Marley, and in 20 minutes, you’ll feel like you are in Jamaica:)

Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon-wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with cream and cheddar cheese—with 1.5 net carbs—are ready in less than 30 minutes.

Crispy Chicken Wings

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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

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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

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2 ingredient chicken wings ready in 20 minutes.

Crispy Buffalo Wings

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Seasoned with a low-carb marinade and dry rub, these air fryer chicken wings are party appetizer perfection.

Crispy Parmesan Wings

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Buffalo Cauliflower

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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.

Zucchini Fries

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Light, crispy zucchini fries are packed with flavor and only 3 net carbs. Bonus: Ready to serve in under 15 minutes.

Garlic Mushrooms

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The must-have keto air fryer mushroom recipe – with garlic butter.

Keto Air Fried Pickles

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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.

Jicama Fries

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The ultimate low carb french fry swap – with or without chili.

Onion Rings

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Make crispy onion rings in the air fryer with coconut flour, almond flour, pork rinds, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and eggs – only 5 net carbs.

Fried Asparagus with Spicy Mayo

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An almond flour – Parmesan cheese breading makes this air fried asparagus low carb and keto-friendly.

Mozzarella Sticks

Tastes like the real thing air fried Mozzarella sticks with 2 net carbs.

Taco Meatballs

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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.

Crab Cakes

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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

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Asparagus is a fabulously healthy vegetable I’m used to dressing up for the holidays. This recipe makes it an easy side dish for any meal—it’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 can get the job done in 10 minutes.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

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Sesame oil, miso, and chili garlic sauce will make this broccoli the best you have ever had. Warning: This low-carb air fryer side dish often steals the main dish’s spotlight:)

Brussels Sprouts

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Perfectly tender Brussels sprouts – with an incredible crispy outside – with or without bacon.


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That’s right – we are talking a crustless cheesecake delivered via the air fryer in 10 minutes

Chocolate Lava Cake

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This yummy, chocolatey and fantastically gooey low carb and dairy-free dessert can be yours in less than 10 minutes

Donut Holes

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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

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A keto snack with crunch – straight out of the air fryer – with 0 carbs.

Kale Chips

3 ingredients = crispy Kale Chips in 7 minutes

Radish Chips

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Looking for a keto-friendly chip? Check out these air fried radish chips.

Surprisingly Useful Keto Air Fryer Recipes

Roasted Garlic

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

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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. 

Okay! That was a lot of air fryer action. Before we say goodbye, let’s review some things so you won’t forget.

Air fryers are a must-have multi-tasking kitchen appliance that comes in especially handy on the keto diet. Use your air fryer to save time and make delicious, healthy breakfasts, dinners, desserts, and appetizers.

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Looking for healthy, low carb keto air fryer recipes? Check out this epic collection of healthy recipes! We’re talking easy fried chicken, shrimp, pork chops and fish to wings, fried pickles, and cauliflower! Over 50 keto air fryer recipes to add to your weekly meal plan. Lose weight and enjoy the best comfort food made healthy and fast! #keto #ketorecipes #ketoairfryer #ketodiet #lowcarb #lowcarbrecipes #ketocomfortfood #airfryer #airfryerrecipes #healthyairfryerrecipes #airfried #healthy

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