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50+ Power XL Air Fryer Recipes For All Occasions

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve just bought an air fryer (or already own one) and are looking for delicious meals to make with it. Well, let me tell you, you’re in for a treat! We’ve rounded up over 50 delicious Power XL Air Fryer recipes that work with just about any brand of air fryer.

From crispy appetizers to satisfying mains and even sweet treats, these recipes are our ultimate go-to air fryer recipes. And the best part? They’re all super easy to make, even if you’re short on time!

As a fellow home cook who’s also fallen in love with the versatility and convenience of air frying, I want to share my favorite recipes with you! Each one of these has been tested personally by my family so you know they’re actually delicious!

So, if you’re ready to take your air frying game to the next level and impress your taste buds (and maybe even your friends and family), grab your Power XL Air Fryer (or any other air fryer you have at home) and let’s get cooking!

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What is the Power XL Air Fryer?

The Power XL Air Fryer is a popular kitchen appliance that uses hot air to fry foods without oil, making it a healthier alternative to traditional deep-frying methods.

It has a digital control panel with various cooking settings and comes with a removable basket for holding food.

Many Power XL Air Fryer models also include accessories such as a baking tray and cooking rack.

Power XL Air Fryer Recipes

Extra Crispy Air Fryer Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

crispy chicken karaage on a plate and a slice of lemon

My extra crispy air fryer karaage recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves Japanese-style fried chicken.

The dish features juicy and tender chicken pieces that are coated in a flavorful marinade of soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, then air fried to crispy perfection.

It’s a healthier and easier alternative to deep frying, but with all the flavor and crunch you’d expect from a classic karaage dish.

Serve with some steamed rice and your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious and satisfying meal! We recommend this delicious Soyaki Sauce recipe or a homemade Japanese Chuno Sauce.

Flaky Air Fryer Salmon

This recipe is great for family meals or when entertaining friends. It’s quick and simple to prepare in your air fryer but tastes absolutely delicious.

It requires only a few ingredients, including paprika, thyme, and brown sugar. It’s a real treat, even for those who don’t like salmon!

Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites

These pork belly bites are irresistible as a snack, a side dish, or a quick lunch. Using only garlic powder, canola oil, brown sugar, Kosher salt, and some pepper, it’s incredible how delicious a dish can be when it’s this simple to prepare. You can quickly adapt the recipe somewhat to change things up a bit.

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

This is an old slow cooker recipe that’s been adjusted to work in an air fryer, and the results are even better than the original! The hot air leaves the chicken juicy on the inside, while the hoisin sauce adds a tangy Oriental touch to the meal. It’s gluten-free and makes for an impressive meal when you’re entertaining.

Air Fryer Poached Eggs

We don’t always have the time to make hard-boiled eggs in the morning, but few people realize how quickly you can make poached eggs in your PowerXL air fryer. This recipe shows us how simple it is to whip up a quick and healthy breakfast through the magic of air frying.

Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken

This rich and spicy meal needs only five ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, cream cheese, pickled jalapenos, and some shredded cheddar cheese. Your air fryer will ensure that it’s ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes, but it’s so delicious that it will impress any guests you have over. However, it’s so simple that you can even make it when you’re not entertaining.

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

This recipe requires a bit more preparation and some less common ingredients, like marinara and bread crumbs, making it less than ideal for a simple family meal. However, if you want to pull out all the stops when you have guests over, the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan will not fail to impress. It takes 10 minutes to cook and a further three to toast the cheese, so it won’t keep you busy all day, either.

Air Fryer Bread

Bread isn’t usually something people think of as a meal, but it’s a vital side to almost every other dish, and home-baked bread is always best. This recipe makes it easy to bake your own bread at home in your air fryer. It’s the perfect loaf with a crispy, golden-brown crust and deliciously soft on the inside.

Easy Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Blooming onions are becoming a popular appetizer and a refreshing alternative to traditional fried onions and a fun recipe to make in your air fryer.

Not only do they taste absolutely amazing, but they look appetizing and are a creative way to add character to your table.

This recipe looks complicated, but it’s much easier than it looks! It’s also especially delicious dipped in Sambal Aioli (Hot Chili Aioli) Dipping Sauce.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a staple for those who like quick and easy meals, but it’s not something most people would think of making in their air fryers.

Yet this recipe tells you how to do just that, with crispy toasted bread and smooth, melted cheese.

You don’t even need any special ingredients, though you can replace the butter with some olive oil for a healthier option.

Air Fryer Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are notoriously tricky to get right in an air fryer, but this recipe tells you how to do it perfectly. You only need some potatoes, coarse sea salt, and neutral oil.

Note that the recipe is for medium-sized potatoes, so you can adjust the cooking time if yours are larger or smaller. The potatoes come out delicious and are perfect for serving as a side with any dish.

Air Fried Crispy Onion

If you’re looking for something similar to traditional fried onions but with the health benefits of an air fryer, this recipe is for you!

Just one tablespoon of cooking oil is all you need to make perfect fried onions in your air fryer. You will get the same crispy texture and caramelized flavors as you would from deep-frying.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

If you’re a fan of rotisserie chicken, here’s some good news: your air fryer can do the same! The way the PowerXL radiates and circulates the hot air achieves the same result as a rotisserie.

With this air-fried whole chicken recipe, you will get a chicken that’s perfectly crispy on the outside but soft and full of juice on the inside, and all in less than an hour!

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

15 or 20 minutes are all you need to make these delicious Hasselback potatoes in your air fryer. They are delicious as a side dish or even on their own as a light meal – definitely one of my favorite PowerXL air fryer recipes!

The preparation is simple, and the spices add a tantalizing Italian flavor to the spuds that will keep you coming back for more. You can also change the recipe to suit your needs.

Air Fryer Meatballs

These Italian-style meatballs are perfect for serving with some spaghetti and a pasta sauce or even in a meatball sub.

Flatten them a bit, and you can even turn them into burgers. The air fryer ensures they are crispy on the outside, but without drying them out.

We love pairing these meatballs with this 7-Ingredient Simple Marinara Dip. These just might be the best combo you’ve ever tasted!

Air Fryer Scones

Scones are great for a late-afternoon or mid-morning snack, but few people realize how easy it is to prepare them in an air fryer.

This recipe only needs self-raising flour, milk, unsalted butter, and whipped cream, and it tastes even better than it would from the oven. The air fryer helps to keep the scones puffy in all the right ways.

Bang Bang Shrimp

Whether you want to serve it as a main course or an appetizer, Bang Bang Shrimp is always a hit. And now, with your air fryer, it doesn’t even have to take long to prepare!

This recipe tells you how to prepare the shrimp and even make the perfect Bang Bang sauce. It’s slightly spicy but not overly so, just enough to give it a bit of a kick.

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that people either love or hate, but this one will surely convert even the most hardcore cauli-haters.

It’s perfectly roasted, with just the right balance of spices, but it takes just 12 minutes from the moment you start preparing them until they’re ready to eat.

This might be the healthiest side dish ever, and it’s unmatched in flavor!

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a staple in many households, but getting them just right is a bit of an art. This chicken wing recipe is one of the best out there, and the fact that it uses an air fryer is a bonus.

You can serve them as you would serve any other chicken wings, like with a bowl of ranch dip or this Best White Barbecue Sauce during a party or while watching the game.

Air Fryer Calamari

We all know the struggle of perfectly cooking calamari rings: you don’t want them too chewy, but getting them just right requires absolute precision. This recipe shows you how to use your air fryer to get them hot, crispy, and irresistible! All you have to do is marinate, add some breading, and pop them in the air fryer for a few minutes.

Air Fryer Pizza Bombs

If you have some biscuit dough and a few pizza ingredients, these pizza bombs are the perfect five-minute meal!

Kids of all ages love this particular Power XL air fryer recipe, and they can make a perfect light meal, snack, or side dish. And, since they only take five minutes to cook, it’s ideal for keeping your stomach full on a busy day.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Some chicken breast strips, bell peppers, onions, and a few spices are all you need to whip up the most delicious chicken fajitas ever.

The meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare in your PowerXL air fryer, making it great for busy weeknights or when you have some friends over.

If you have leftovers, make a fajita salad by serving it on a bed of greens and drizzling this yummy El Pollo Loco Cilantro Dressing or Taco Truck Green Sauce.

Easy Hard-Boiled Eggs

As great as poached eggs are, sometimes you need a good traditional hard-boiled egg, especially if you want to add it to a salad.

Well, you can now get that from your air fryer. It generally cooks in about 17 minutes, though you may want to adjust that time if you want your yolk to be softer or harder.

Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

These tender roasted chicken drumsticks are marinated in yogurt and tandoori spices, making them an exceptional piece of Indian cuisine and definitely one of the best PowerXL air fryer recipes.

The air fryer ensures that the chicken won’t dry out while cooking, and the recipe tells you how to ensure you get the best results. If you like something spicy, this one is for you!

Chicken Sausage And Veggies

We all have those go-to recipes for a lazy day. Safe to say, this chopped chicken sausage and veggies is a popular option in our house!

This PowerXL air fryer recipe makes for a delicious weeknight dinner.

It is quick to prepare and tasty, with plenty of protein and vitamins. Plus, you can easily replace the veggies with other kinds if you prefer.

Crispy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Want a delicious and crispy seafood recipe that’s quick and easy to make in your Power XL air fryer? This is it!

This meal is restaurant-quality but much healthier and faster to prepare. It combines succulent shrimp with the sweet and nutty flavor of coconut, all coated in a crispy golden crust.

But since it is a bit more complicated and time-consuming to prepare, you’ll likely want to plan ahead. But we love this Crispy Coconut Shrimp to impress guests at a fancy dinner party.

Honey Garlic Salmon

This honey garlic salmon recipe is enticing with its sweet, caramelized honey coating, and it only takes four ingredients: garlic powder, green onions, honey, and low-sodium soy sauce.

Eight or nine minutes of cooking time should be sufficient to ensure that your salmon is still juicy but with the sauce perfectly caramelized.

Want more of a kick? We recommend pairing it with this 10-minute Homemade Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste.

Air Fryer Halloumi

Fried halloumi is very popular as a snack, side dish, or salad ingredient, but most of us are used to deep-frying this incredible cheese.

However, an air fryer can do a terrific job of preparing perfect (and far healthier) halloumi. This recipe gives you a simple step-by-step process to get it just right!

Sunny Side Up Fried Eggs

We’ve looked at poached and hard-boiled eggs, but you can even make excellent fried eggs in sunny side up style with your air fryer. It’s much healthier than normal frying with oil or butter but still fast enough to prepare as a quick breakfast.

Air Fryer Crispy Bacon

What better to go with your choice of air fryer eggs than crispy bacon? With this recipe, there’s no reason to take out a skillet – just use your PowerXL! You would think it’s easy to cook bacon in an air fryer, and it is, but there’s a trick to getting it just right. This recipe tells you how to do that.

Chicken Kabobs (Chicken Skewers)

When you’re in the mood for a chicken skewer, but you don’t want to fire up the grill, you can use your air fryer!

Some chicken breast pieces and marinated vegetables are all you need, and the results taste so good that your guests will think they were grilled on an open flame.

We love serving this with the BEST Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe.

Air Fryer Mac And Cheese

You don’t need an oven or a stovetop to make the perfect macaroni and cheese. This recipe is quick and easy in an air fryer, but the results are creamy and smooth. You don’t even have to pre-cook the pasta; the air fryer handles that. One tip, though: Add two or three minutes to the time (and stir it frequently) if you want the pasta to be extra soft.

Air Fryer Falafel

These falafels are 100% vegan and high in protein, but they are also perfect for meal prep. The outer shell is nice and crispy, but the inside is tender.

To make this great meal, you only need some dried chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, garlic, and onions (with a few spices). Add it to some pita bread, cover it with a sauce of your choice, and make a fantastic meal in your air fryer!

Air Fryer Steak

Steak is one of those things that’s difficult to get right at the best of times, and doubly so with an air fryer.

However, this recipe ensures tender and juicy steak that’s perfectly seared on the outside, using only a few ingredients: olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic herb butter, salt, and pepper.

Jalapeno Poppers

These low-carb air-fried jalapeno poppers are a perfect appetizer to serve during lunch parties or barbecues.

They are incredibly delicious, filled with cream cheese, bacon, and cheddar. You can cook them in 10 minutes or add two or three minutes if you want a little less crunch.

Breaded Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

It’s hard to imagine chicken tenders that aren’t greasy, and those who manage to do it often find that they taste bland. That’s not the case with this air fryer recipe.

It has the perfect balance between juicy and crunchy. You can enhance the taste even more with Italian herb breadcrumbs, so feel free to play around with some different ideas!

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

If you’re looking for a quick breakfast that’s easy to eat on the go, Scotch eggs are perfect. You only need some ground pork sausage, a few eggs, and breadcrumbs. It’s not the fastest meal to prepare since it will take around 17 minutes, but what could be better than having a complete breakfast in one convenient snack?

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Pork is another one of those meats that can dry out before you realize it, and that ruins the entire experience.

Well, this air fryer recipe will show you how to keep your pork chops juicy but cooked to perfection in your PowerXL air fryer.

It uses a simple but delicious seasoning blend consisting of paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

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Pasta Chips

Pasta chips have become a viral trend on social media, and with good reason: they are tasty, crunchy, and every bit as addictive as potato chips.

And they’re easy to make, too! This recipe will explain how to make perfect pasta chips in your air fryer.

We love dipping these chips in this Spicy Mayo Sauce (just 5 ingredients!) or Extra Cheesy Hot Nacho Dip.

Air Fryer Tilapia

Tilapia is a well-known staple, but it’s not known for its striking flavors.

This air fryer recipe changes that. The tilapia’s flavor is subtly enhanced by lemon and parmesan breadcrumbs and some lemon butter, leaving the fish as tasty as you’ve never experienced it before.

Taco Bombs

Do you want to make Taco Tuesday a bit different this week? Try these air fryer taco bombs!

They are crispy on the outside but gooey on the inside with the melted cheese. All you need is ground beef, taco spice, cheddar, and some biscuits.

Absolutely amazing paired with this Copycat Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Recipe.

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

After all the savory recipes, how about a sweet snack for dessert? These cinnamon sugar donuts use only four ingredients and are ready in five minutes! They are a hit with young and old alike, and if you don’t like cinnamon, you can always use a different topping.

Banana Bread

Sticking with the sweet recipes, this banana bread recipe is perfect for your air fryer. It’s moist and sweet and perfect as a snack.

The recipe suggests using two bananas, but feel free to use three if you want to add even more flavor.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

French toast works great as a savory or sweet snack, but these French toast sticks are exquisite with cinnamon sugar. You can eat them as part of your breakfast or serve them as a snack.

And to top it off, they are so quick and easy to make! We like drizzling on some maple syrup or when we feel fancy, make our own Apple Honey Recipe (How to Make Vegan Honey).

Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, cheddar, and chives are to die for. You can liven the recipe up even more with some spices and other ingredients of your choice, but it tastes incredible regardless.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Fried chicken that’s tasty and healthy? It sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly what this recipe is. I

t’s the perfect dinner meal that looks and tastes like something a professional chef would prepare in a restaurant.

Air Fryer Scallops

Air fryer scallops are healthy and delicious.

You only need lemon, garlic, and a few spices to make perfect scallops, and it doesn’t matter if you’re using fresh or frozen variety. Making seafood has never been this simple.

Air Fryer Bagels

These bagels take less than 25 minutes to prepare in your air fryer, and they are incredibly light and fluffy. You can top them with any toppings of your choice, and you even have the option to make them gluten-free.

I love using this Herbed Garlic Dip as a schmear for the bagel – so good!!

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Twisted Bacon

Twisted bacon is excellent to eat with breakfast, but its shape also makes it a perfect snack or appetizer. This recipe makes it painless to make twisted bacon at home in your air fryer.

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Sometimes the weather doesn’t play along when we want to grill some burgers. This recipe lets you make juicy cheeseburgers with a perfectly-browned surface while you’re comfortable in your kitchen.

Easy Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

These pizza rolls are delicious and ready in just 8 minutes.

Because they are baked, not fried, they are also healthier than most other pizza roll recipes. And you only require a few ingredients, like egg roll wrappers, shredded cheese, pizza sauce, some olive oil, and any other toppings of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I cook in my PowerXL air fryer?

The PowerXL air fryer is a versatile kitchen appliance that can be used to prepare a wide variety of dishes.

Here are some ideas of what you can cook in your PowerXL air fryer:

  1. Crispy chicken wings: Coat your chicken wings with your favorite seasoning and cook them in the air fryer until crispy.
  2. Roasted vegetables: Toss your favorite vegetables in olive oil and seasonings, and roast them in the air fryer until tender.
  3. French fries: Slice your potatoes into thin fries, toss them in a little bit of oil and salt, and cook them in the air fryer until crispy.
  4. Fish fillets: Season your fish fillets with salt and pepper, coat them in breadcrumbs, and cook them in the air fryer until golden brown.
  5. Grilled cheese sandwich: Butter two slices of bread and add cheese in between. Cook it in the air fryer until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.
  6. Homemade pizza: Roll out your pizza dough, add your favorite toppings, and cook it in the air fryer until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted.
  7. Bacon: Lay the bacon on the air fryer basket and cook until crispy.
  8. Eggplant Parmesan: Coat the eggplant slices in flour, egg and bread crumbs. Arrange them in the air fryer and cook until tender and crispy.

To find more PowerXL air fryer recipes, start with this guide of 50+ Power XL air fryer recipes, or check out the recipe book that came with your appliance.

What is the most popular food cooked in an air fryer?

One of the most popular foods cooked in an air fryer is French fries. This is because air fryers can create crispy, golden-brown fries without the need for a lot of oil, which makes them a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried fries.

Other popular foods cooked in air fryers include chicken wings, chicken tenders, fish fillets, onion rings, and roasted vegetables.

What not to cook in an air fryer?

While air fryers are a versatile and convenient kitchen appliance, there are some foods that should not be cooked in them. Here are a few examples:

  1. Wet Batter Coated Foods: Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food to create a crispy texture. Wet batters, such as those used for fried chicken or tempura, can drip off the food and accumulate at the bottom of the fryer basket, making a mess and preventing proper air circulation. Instead, try using a dry coating or lightly spraying the food with oil.
  2. Large Roasts or Whole Chicken: Most air fryers are not large enough to accommodate large cuts of meat like roasts or whole chicken (though some air fryers like the Power XL may be able to accommodate them). This can result in uneven cooking and undercooked or overcooked portions. It is best to cook larger cuts of meat in an oven or on a grill.
  3. Delicate Foods: Foods that are very delicate or have a loose texture, such as very flaky fish or silken tofu, may fall apart or break up in an air fryer. It is best to cook these types of foods using a gentler cooking method like steaming or poaching.
  4. Foods in Plastic or Paper Wrappers: Plastics and paper wraps can melt or catch fire in the hot air fryer, creating a hazard. Remove any plastic or paper packaging before placing the food in the air fryer.

It’s important to always consult the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for your specific air fryer for safe and proper use.

Is the Power XL air fryer a good product?

The Power XL air fryer is a popular and well-regarded kitchen appliance among consumers.

In particular, this air fryer stands out in several ways:

  1. Large capacity: The Power XL air fryer has a generous capacity of up to 5.3 quarts, which makes it ideal for cooking for larger families or meal prepping for the week.
  2. Multiple cooking functions: The Power XL air fryer offers multiple cooking functions, including air frying, baking, grilling, and roasting, which makes it a versatile appliance that can replace multiple kitchen tools.
  3. Rapid air technology: The Power XL air fryer uses rapid air technology, which circulates hot air around the food to create a crispy and delicious texture, without the need for excess oil.
  4. Easy to clean: The Power XL air fryer has a non-stick coating that makes it easy to clean, and many of its parts are dishwasher-safe.
  5. Accessories included: The Power XL air fryer comes with several accessories straight out of the box.

Can I use aluminum foil in my power XL air fryer?

Yes, you can use aluminum foil in your Power XL air fryer and most other air fryers. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when doing so:

  1. Use only high-quality aluminum foil that is specifically designed for use in high-heat cooking applications, such as grilling or baking.
  2. Do not cover the entire basket with aluminum foil, as this can prevent proper air circulation and may affect the cooking results.
  3. If you do use aluminum foil to cover the basket, make sure to leave some space around the edges to allow air to circulate.
  4. Be careful when handling aluminum foil, as it can become hot during cooking.

Can you use cooking spray on a power XL air fryer?

Yes, you can use cooking spray on a Power XL air fryer, but it’s important to use it correctly and in moderation. Here are some tips for using cooking spray with your Power XL air fryer:

  1. Use a high-quality cooking spray that is specifically designed for use in high-heat cooking applications.
  2. Do not spray too much cooking spray, as excess oil can cause smoke and residue buildup in your air fryer.
  3. It’s recommended to lightly spray the food directly with cooking spray, rather than spraying the inside of the air fryer basket.
  4. Be careful not to spray cooking spray near the heating element or other electrical parts of the air fryer, as this can cause damage or fire hazard.

50+ Power XL Air Fryer Recipes For All Occasions

DWELL by Michelle
If you're reading this, chances are you've just bought an air fryer (or already own one) and are looking for delicious meals to make with it. Well, let me tell you, you're in for a treat! We've rounded up over 50 delicious Power XL Air Fryer recipes that work with just about any brand of air fryer.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian, European, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Servings 2 servings
Calories 281 kcal


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Calories: 281kcal
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