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Air Fryer Pickles


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Recipe Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
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These air fryer pickles are such an irresistible appetizer or snack! I can literally eat this any time of the day with no regrets since this is a healthier version. If you worry that it won’t taste the same as the deep-fried ones, trust me, you won’t even notice the difference. 

If you love easy air fryer appetizer recipes, then you will want to try this one out! It is so quick and easy to make, and you probably have most of the ingredients already.

Air Fryer Pickles on a white plate with dipping sauce in the middle with a jar of pickles, an air fryer and a green and white checkered cloth blurred in the background

Air Fryer Pickles

Air Fryers are a great way to cook healthier versions of your favorite foods. They cook with little to no oil, and the result is a crispy and delicious dish. These air fryer pickles are no different!

Why I Love This Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good appetizer or snack? These air fryer pickle chips are the perfect way to start off any meal. You won’t even notice that they’re healthier than their deep-fried counterparts because these bad boys taste just as amazing!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love air fryer appetizer recipes, then next time give this Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe a try.

Air Fryer Pickles on a white plate with dipping sauce in the middle with a jar of pickles, an air fryer and a green and white checkered cloth blurred in the background

Ingredients

This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. You may even already have them on hand.

  • pickle chips
  • flour
  • cornstarch 
  • egg
  • Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning (optional)
Air Fryer Pickles ingredients

Substitutions

Egg Free: Make this egg free, by using cornstarch and water instead of an egg wash.

Gluten-Free: Use gluten free flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this easy air fryer recipe.

How to Make Air Fryer Pickles

Making air fryer pickles is a quick and easy process. Follow the simple steps below and you  will be enjoying these delicious pickles in no time!

Step 1: Mix together the flour, cornstarch and seasoning

In a bowl, mix the seasoning, flour and cornstarch. Coat each pickle in mixture.

Step 2: Whisk the egg for the egg wash

In another bowl, beat the egg and dredge each pickle in egg wash.

Step 3: Dredge the pickles in the flour

Coat each pickle back in the flour mixture and place in the air fryer basket.

Pickles dredged in flour then egg wash

Step 4: Air Fry the pickles

Spray with oil and cook on 400 for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes.

coated pickles inside the air fryer next to eggs in a glass bowl and a pickle and flour in a glass dish

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking for ways to personalize this easy recipe? Here are some of my favorite tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Spicy: Add some cayenne pepper or red chili flakes to the flour mixture for a spicy flavor that will awaken your taste buds.

Bacon Wrapped: Wrap each pickle in bacon before air frying to create an even more irresistible appetizer. Simply wrap a strip of bacon around each pickle, secure with a toothpick, and follow the cooking instructions above.

Parmesan: Add some grated parmesan cheese to the flour mixture for a cheesy flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your air fryer pickles straight out of the air fryer for a crispier texture. These dipping sauce suggestions are the best partners of pickle chips, so make sure to serve one of these with your chips:

  • Tangy dipping sauce
  • Cajun dipping sauce
  • Spicy ranch dipping sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Jalapeno Ranch
overhead view of Air Fryer Pickles on a white plate with dipping sauce in the middle with a jar of pickles, next to a green and white checkered cloth

Tips

Want to make sure that your pickle chips turn out well? Here are some of my best tips for this appetizer recipe.

  • Spacing is essential when making this recipe to ensure that these turn out crispy.  Be careful not to overload the air fryer basket.
  • Different air fryers cook food a little differently. Make sure to check if your air fryer pickle chips are perfectly cooked before serving. 
  • Properly drain your pickles before coating so that the coating will stick properly to them. 
  • You can also use Panko bread crumbs to make it crispier. I just prefer the regular breading/coating.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this air fryer recipe? Check out these answers to some common questions below.

How to store

These pickle chips are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and can be enjoyed within 3-5 days.

How to reheat

Reheat in the air fryer  for 2-3 minutes on 400 until the pickles are warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the microwave or oven.

Can I freeze pickles?

Yes, you can freeze pickle chips. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and they will last for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat as desired.

Air Fryer Pickles on a white plate with dipping sauce in the middle next to a green and white checkered cloth

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Air Fryer Pickles Recipe

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Air Fryer Pickles

Corinne Schmitt
These air fryer pickles are such an irresistible appetizer or snack!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 295 kcal

Equipment

  • two bowls
  • Whisk
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the seasoning, flour and cornstarch. Coat each pickle in mixture.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg and dredge each pickle in egg wash.
  • Coat each pickle back in the flour mixture and place in air fryer basket.
  • Spray with oil and cook on 400 for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 5mg
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