34 Air Fryer Asian Recipes

Dive into the latest list of tantalizing air fryer Asian recipes. From appetizers, main dishes, and sides like crispy egg rolls to succulent teriyaki chicken, and flavorful fried rice.

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The recipes below are great for those busy weeknights and feed the whole family.

If you have a new air fryer, I’ve got you covered. Air fryers are one of my favorite appliances so I have made a beginner’s guide that answers all the most common questions about air fryers.

Using an air fryer can cut down cooking time significantly. Not only that, but it cuts down on the oil used.

For best results, however, most recipes recommend a spritz of cooking spray, like olive oil, to help the food reach a nice golden brown crispy outside.

Air Fryer Asian Appetizers

Air Fryer Egg Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce
This is a delicious air fryer egg roll recipe with egg rolls made of slaw mix, ground pork, and wrapped in an egg roll wrapper. They're then air fried until golden brown and crispy. Serve with my homemade sweet and sour sauce.
Air fryer Vietnamese chicken wings in a newspaper liner
Air Fryer Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings (Gluten-free)
Air fryer chicken wings cooked in a fish sauce are the Vietnamese version of FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD chicken wings. They are crunchy outside, juicy inside, and totally gluten-free without the added fat of deep frying.
Frozen Potstickers in Air Fryer
Air fryer frozen pot stickers are a great alternative to take-out when you don’t want to do any serious cooking. They turn out perfectly cooked and have the same great restaurant-quality flavor.
Air fryer gochujang chicken wings in a large bowl topped with green scallions next to a small white dish of sauce
Air Fryer Gochujang Chicken Wings
Gochujang chicken wings made in the air fryer are a Korean-inspired dish. The crispy chicken wings are air-fried and tossed in a delicious homemade sweet and spicy gochujang sauce.
A white rectangular platter with 10 air fryer wontons and a white bowl of red sauce.
Crispy Air Fryer Wontons
When cooking wontons in the air fryer they come out deliciously crispy on the outside, keeping the inside moist and flavorful. These make for a great appetizer, side, or snack!
A round white plate of eight air fryer crab rangoons and a round white bowl of red sauce.
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon
Air fryer crab rangoon is a faster, easier version of the popular Chinese take-out appetizer. Add a cucumber salad or rice to make it a full meal!
A round white plate of air frer tofu satay topped with fresh parsley leaves next to a round white dish of yellow dipping sauce and fresh lime wedges.
Air Fryer Tofu Satay
Sweet and spicy air fryer tofu satay with peanut sauce is a fun and fancy dish for a special occasion, but simple enough to make any day of the week.
Air Fryer Shrimp and Crab Toast on a long oval shaped wooden platter next to a small dish of red sauce
Air Fryer Shrimp and Crab Toast
Air fryer shrimp and crab toast is like your favorite restaurant appetizer, only at home! The air fryer gets the toast nice and crispy with a browned topping in about 5 minutes.
A round dark bowl of air fryer masala peanuts next to a stack of plates.
Air Fryer Masala Peanuts
Crispy, crunchy, and super easy to make, these air fryer masala peanuts are the perfect snack to cook and store.
A round white plate of air frer shishito peppers, lemon wedge, and a round dipping dish of dark brown sauce.
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Shishito peppers in the air fryer make for a quick and effortless snack or appetizer, becoming perfectly blistered and smoky in just 10 minutes. These bite-sized peppers are delightfully mild, not spicy, and utterly scrumptious!

Air Fryer Asian Main Dishes

Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Air fryer orange chicken is made crispy and then tossed in a homemade orange sauce seasoned with ginger, garlic, oranges, and habaneros to give a little kick.
A round scalloped gray bowl with Kung Pao chicken made in the air fryer. There's pieces of chicken and red and green peppers in the bowl. In the background there's a small gray bowl with a red pepper sitting in it and a plate of white rice.
Air Fryer Kung Pao Chicken
Make this delicious air fryer kung pao chicken for takeout at home! It has a great-tasting sauce and a fun dinner recipe.
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
Air fryer teriyaki chicken kabobs are a delightful fusion of savory and sweet. It's made with juicy pineapple and tender chunks of chicken glazed in a luscious teriyaki sauce, achieving a perfect caramelized finish in the air fryer.
A round white bowl of bang bang shrimp cooked in an air fryer and topped with green onion slices.
Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp
If you like bang bang shrimp from your favorite Thai restaurant, you'll love this easy air fryer bang bang shrimp! This is a flavorful, delicious dinner with sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, and sriracha.
Air Fryer Teriyaki Tofu
Air fryer tofu with teriyaki sauce is an easy way to cook tofu and add it to soups, noodles, rice, stir fry, potatoes, or eat by itself.
Air fryer sesame chicken in two round white bowls; one of the bowls has rice with the sesame chicken and is sitting over a white napkin with dark stripes
Air Fryer Sesame Chicken
This air fryer sesame chicken recipe is an easy Chinese staple to make without the use of pots and pans. The chicken crisps up in the air fryer and is tossed with a delicious homemade sauce. #airfryer
30-Minute Air Fryer Pepper Steak
30-minute air fryer pepper steak is made with tender ribeye steak seasoned with garlic and ginger, green bell peppers, and onion tossed in a dark sauce with a sweet note.
A round blue and white decorated plate of air fryer Chinese-style garlic ribs topped with fresh green onion and red chilies.
Air Fryer Chinese-Style Garlic Ribs
Air Fryer Chinese-style garlic ribs have a sweet, salty, and garlicky flavor that keeps you going back for more.
Air fryer honey garlic salmon with broccoli and noodles in a light green bowl with a silver fork over a white background.
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon
If you're after a weeknight meal that can be ready in 20 minutes, this honey garlic Asian salmon recipe cooked in an air fryer is for you. Prepared with simple ingredients, this is the best way to put that air fryer to use!
Air fryer chicken fried rice in a round white bowl over a light green plate. A silver utensil in the bowl of chicken fried rice.
Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice
This recipe for air fryer fried rice is faster and healthier than ordering takeout. A delicious way to use up all those leftovers, making fried rice in the air fryer is super easy and budget-friendly.
Air fryer coconut shrimp on a rectangular platter with a small square dish filled with sweet chili sauce and a wooden spoon.
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
It’s a snap to make the best coconut shrimp in the air fryer! This crunchy, flavorful appetizer is cooked to crispy, golden perfection and served with a simple sweet, and spicy Thai dipping sauce that brings the perfect balance.
Easy Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
Using diced chicken breast, this Korean fried chicken is quick, easy, and delicious! With an authentic Korean BBQ sauce with gochujang, it will become a family favorite!
A dark blue plate of air fryer Asian chicken thighs with lime wedges and slices of green onion. A round wooden bowl in the background is filled with sesame seeds. Lime wedges and green onion stalks sit next to the blue plate.
Crispy Air Fryer Asian Chicken Thighs
Easy, sensational crispy air fryer Asian chicken thighs are moist and tender with an amazing sticky glazed crisp on the outside. Pull this recipe out any time life calls for amazing thighs!
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Air Fryer Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
The air fryer is the easiest way to make char siu or Hong Kong barbeque pork. Pair this classic Asian dish with steamed white rice for a fuss-free dinner!
Air fryer Asian pork skewers next to sliced zucchini sticks and tomatoes on an oval white plate.
Air Fryer Asian Pork Skewers
These juicy Asian pork skewers are infused with a Japanese-inspired flavor. They can be cooked in an air-fryer effortlessly for your busy weeknight dinners.
Air fryer Korean burrito sliced in half; one half is facing up giving an overhead view of the inside with rice and Beyond Steak Tips showing; the other half of the burrito is laying down and showing only the side of it; a small white bowl with creamy sauce sits next to the burrito
Air Fryer Korean Burrito
This vegan Korean burrito recipe is a spin-off of Korean street food you can make at home. Use Beyond Steak Tips or mushrooms, brown rice, and kimchi for a Korean BBQ burrito full of flavor!
A round light gray plate of air fryer crispy tempeh cut into small dark brown squares topped with slices of green onion. There's another small round bowl in the background with slices of green onion.
Crispy Air Fryer Tempeh
Cooking tempeh in the air fryer gives it a nice crispy texture after being marinated in a delicious smoky maple glaze. It’s easy to make, and is naturally vegan and gluten-free!
Air fryer Korean beef short ribs cut flanken-style on a long white platter. They're topped with sliced green onion next. A small white bowl of broccoli sits next to the platter and a small black dish of white rice topped with green onion sits on the other side.
Air Fryer Korean Beef Short Ribs
These Korean short ribs (or Galbi) marinate overnight in an Asian-style marinade so they're bursting with flavor! Cook them up in under 10 minutes in your air fryer for a quick and easy main course!
Air fryer Indian curried broccoli on a square white plate next to two glasses of orange drink and two silver forks.
Air Fryer Chili Paneer Dry
Air fryer chili paneer dry is an easy restaurant-style dinner recipe. It's made with red, yellow, and green bell peppers, paneer, and a chili-spiced sauce.

Air Fryer Asian Side Dishes

A white background with chili garlic Brussels sprouts cooked in an air fryer, two silver chop sticks, and two garlic bulbs sitting on top.
Air Fryer Chili Garlic Brussel Sprouts
Air fryer plus a garlicky Asian sauce mixture transforms humble Brussels sprouts into crispy flavor-packed bundles.
A round white and blue decorated bowl with air fryer bang bang cauliflower topped with sesame seeds. A pair of chopsticks are picking up a piece of cauliflower from the bowl.
Air Fryer Bang Bang Cauliflower
Cauliflower florets are air-fried to perfection and tossed in a creamy, tangy sauce in this easy bang bang cauliflower recipe.
A round white bowl of edamame topped with white sesame seeds.
Air Fryer Edamame
Air fryer edamame is a healthy snack high in protein, gluten-free, oil-free, low in calories, and simply delicious. All you need is an air fryer, some frozen or fresh edamame, and 10 minutes! Serve as a tasty snack, delicious side dish, or quick appetizer.
Air fryer Asian Brussels sprouts with Fresno chili peppers, green onions, and cashews on a white background
Air Fryer Asian Brussels Sprouts
This is the BEST Asian Brussels Sprouts recipe ever! Crispy Brussels sprouts, Fresno chili peppers, cashews, and sliced green onions tossed in a sweet, spicy maple soy glaze.
Air fryer Indian curried broccoli on a white rectangle platter next to a square bowl of corn, a glass with red drink, and a silver fork
Air Fryer Indian Curried Broccoli
Delicious air fryer Indian curried broccoli is full of flavor. Take broccoli florets, toss them in Indian spices, and cook until tender. It's an easy side to prepare.

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