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Air fryers offer a versatility that a lot of other appliances don’t. You can roast vegetables, cook chicken, hard-boil eggs, and even cook frozen food, like these Air Fryer Dumplings.
I’ve tried cooking dumplings and gyoza by pan steaming and they just don’t come out as crispy as I like. Air frying frozen dumplings makes them extra crispy while keeping the insides fresh and hot.
I now refuse to make them any other way.
Check out this list of other frozen foods to cook in your air fryer!
I used my Cosori Air Fryer to make this recipe. It has a square basket, which gave me a little more room for cooking these dumplings all in one batch.
As a mom, I love putting together easy dinners. One of my favorite cuisines to cook is Asian. It inspired this dumpling dipping sauce and this dish will create a simple stir fry when paired with sautéed veggies and rice.
If you’re not using your Instant Pot to make rice, I recommend trying it tonight. It’s so easy and tastes better than making any kind of instant rice.
Speaking of Instant Pot, if you prefer your dumplings steamed, try making your frozen dumplings in the Instant Pot!
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How to Make Air Fryer Dumplings
Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees for about 4 minutes.
Place dumplings inside of air fryer in one layer and spray with oil using an EVO Oil Mister. The dumplings can touch but should not be stacked.
Keeping the food in an even layer allows for more even cooking. If stacked, they can start to stick together and now brown up to the crispy pot stickers they should be.
Cook the dumplings for 5 minutes, shake the basket then spray with a little more oil. I find this helps them keep from getting dry. You can skip this step if you find your frozen dumplings don’t appear dry at all.
Cook the dumplings for an additional 4-6 minutes until they are golden brown on top.
Remove the air fryer dumplings from the basket and let sit for 2 minutes.
How to Prepare the Dumpling Dipping Sauce
This is a super simple sauce I make while the dumplings are cooking. It can be made in literally 2 minutes when all ingredients are out and on the counter.
Place the soy sauce, water, maple syrup, garlic powder, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a bowl and whisk together. Add in sesame seeds if desired.
You can also swap the maple syrup for molasses in a pinch if you are out of real maple syrup.
Serve the dipping sauce alongside the Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings and enjoy!
How Long Do You Cook Potstickers For in an Air Fryer?
Frozen dumplings, just one kind of potstickers, are best cooked at 370 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes.
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- 8 ounces frozen vegetable, pork, or chicken dumplings
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 cup maple syrup (or molasses)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
- small pinch of red pepper flakes
- Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees for about 4 minutes.
- Place the frozen dumplings inside the air fryer in one layer and spray with oil.
- Cook for 5 minutes, shake the basket, then spray with a little more oil.
- Cook dumplings for another 4-6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce by mixing ingredients together.
- Remove the air fryer dumplings from the basket and let sit for another 2 minutes before enjoying.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1883mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 18g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.