Ninja Air Fryer Recipes

Ninja Air Fryer Recipes – Crispy, Juicy & Absolutely Delicious

So you’ve just bought the Ninja air fryer and are looking for the best dishes to make in it? You’re in the right place, because we’re also obsessed with air fryers and have tested more than a dozen brands over the past couple of months. In today’s blog post, we explore the most delicious and simple Ninja air fryer recipes you can effortlessly whip up in minutes, and right at your home’s comfort.

See; the best part about the Ninja air fryer is the fact that it makes everything crispy on the outside, with no oil needed. This ingenious cookware gives you the opportunity to enjoy healthy and yummy foods without the guilt. Welcome onboard as we cover a variety of Ninja recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

4 Delicious Ninja Air Fryer Recipes

Ninja Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Yields: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs frozen chicken wings, flats and drums set aside
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp Buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
Ninja Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Guidelines for Cooking:

  1. Add ½ cup water into a medium size pot. Place chicken wings in the Ninja air fryer basket and put the basket into the pot containing water. Assemble the pressure lid and adjust the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the SEAL position.
  2. Choose PRESSURE and switch to HIGH, and then change the time setting to 5 Minutes. Press START/STOP to set in motion.
  3. Soon after pressure cooking is complete, turn the PRESSURE RELEASE valve into the VENT position for quick pressure release. Remove the lid carefully once the unit is done with releasing pressure.
  4. Pat wings with paper towels to dry. Toss the wings with 2 tbsp oil in the basket and shut the crisping lid.
  5. Choose AIR CRISP on the unit and adjust the temperature to 390°F. Change the time setting to 15 minutes, then press START/STOP to begin the cooking.
  6. Open the lid and lift the basket at approximately 7 minutes (or when halfway through), then shake the wings or flip them up using silicone-tipped tongs. Dip the basket back into pot and shut the lid to resume cooking.
  7. As the wings continue to cook, take a large mixing bowl and combine together Buffalo sauce and salt it. Stir thoroughly to blend fully.
  8. When the cooking is done, toss the wings in the bowl of Buffalo sauce to coat. Serve immediately.

Ninja Air Fryer Frozen Fries Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-23 Minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients:

Ninja Air Fryer Frozen Fries Recipe

Guidelines for Cooking:

  1. Place the crisper plate in the basket and pop into the unit.
  2. Select AIR FRY and preheat the Ninja air fryer at a temperature of 350°F. Set the time to 3 minutes and press START/PAUSE to begin.
  3. When the 3 minutes are over, add fries to the basket and place it back in the unit. Choose AIR FRY and set the temperature to 350°, and time to 23 minutes. Push the START/PAUSE button to begin.
  4. Press the START/PAUSE button after 10 minutes to pause the cooking. Take the basket out of the air fryer unit and give the fries a gentle but thorough shaking. Alternatively, you may want to toss them using tongs with silicone tips.
  5. Reinsert the basket into the unit and push START/PAUSE button to resume cooking for additional 10 minutes.
  6. Check for desired crispiness, and cook for 3 more minutes if necessary.
  7. Remove the fries and serve immediately along with your favorite dipping sauce.

Ninja Air Fryer Fudge Brownies Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) melted butter cut into pieces, unsalted
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces (1/2 bag) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  •   1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp water
Ninja Air Fryer Fudge Brownies Recipe

Guidelines for Cooking:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together vanilla, eggs, sugars, and water until smooth.
  3. In another separate bowl, whirl together butter and melted chocolate until completely and evenly blended. Then, dip into the egg mixture. Add dry ingredients slowly into the mixture and stir just until properly combined.
  4. Lightly coat the baking pan with cooking spray and add batter to the pan.
  5. Place the crisper plate into the basket and insert the basket into the Ninja air fryer unit. Select AIR FRY and preheat the unit at 300°F temperature for about 3 minutes. Press START/PAUSE to begin preheating.
  6. After 3 minutes, lay the baking pan on crisper plate and reinsert the basket. Choose AIR FRY, adjust the temperature to 300°F, and switch the timer to 60 minutes. Push START/PAUSE button to begin cooking.
  7. After about 45 minutes, start checking brownies. You’ll be able to know if cooking is complete by inserting a wooden toothpick in center. It should come out clean when desired doneness is reached.
  8. Let brownies cool down to room temperature before taking them out of the pan. Serve warm and enjoy.

Ninja Air Fryer Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs, seasoned
  • 4 frozen tilapia fillets (each 4 ounces)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, to taste

For Serving:

  • Ketchup
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • Tartar sauce
Ninja Air Fryer Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe

Guidelines for Cooking:

  1. Take tilapia out of freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Then, cut each tilapia fillet into quarters.
  2. Scoop flour into a shallow bowl. Take a separate bowl and beat eggs into it. Take another separate bowl and twirl breadcrumbs and salt in it.
  3. Dredge a small tilapia batch in flour and tap off the excess. Then coat evenly in egg, followed by breadcrumbs. It’s preferable to work in small batches.
  4. Place crisper plate in basket. Select AIR FRY and set the temperature to 390°F. Press START/PAUSE and preheat the unit for 3 minutes at the set temperature.
  5. After the 3-minute timer has elapsed, arrange 8 fish sticks on crisper plate and place the basket into the unit.
  6. Choose AIR FRY on the unit; adjust temperature to 390°F, and change the timer to 12 minutes. Push START/PAUSE button to begin.
  7. Pause the cooking while halfway through and take the basket off the unit. Gently flip fish sticks and then reinsert the basket to resume cooking.
  8. When done, take fish sticks out of crisping plate. Squeeze one lemon cut into wedges evenly over fish sticks and serve instantly with ketchup or tartar sauce.
  9. Repeat the process with the other fish sticks starting step 4 to 8. You can as well put the remainders in a resealable plastic bag and place them in a freezer to be cooked later.  

Final Words

All of these recipes call for just a drizzle of oil, which means the resulting meals contain less fat compared to deep frying. For the record, what most people hate the most regarding frying foods is popping grease as well as figuring out what to do with the leftover oil. The Ninja air fryer will be your darling because it eliminates both of those concerns.

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