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
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.
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
- Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning (optional)
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.
- two bowls
- air fryer
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.
Step 4: Air Fry the pickles
Spray with oil and cook on 400 for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes.
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.
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
- Barbeque sauce
- Jalapeno Ranch
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.
Do you have questions about this air fryer recipe? Check out these answers to some common questions below.
These pickle chips are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and can be enjoyed within 3-5 days.
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.
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.
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you like air fryer recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Calzones
- Easy Air Fryer Crab Rangoon
- Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
- Air Fryer Banana Chips
- Air Fryer Potato Skins
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Air Fryer Pickles
- two bowls
- Air Fryer
- 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.
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