11 Fuss-Free Air-Fryer Recipes You Can Make To Impress Your In-Laws

Easy Air-Fryer Recipes

Air-fryers might just be the best thing since sliced bread. It saves us so much time, from preheating the oven to mopping oily floors after deep frying. And the best part? It can help even the noob-est of cooks whip up amazing dishes that are bound to impress. 

 

From full meals like Japanese Hamburger Steak to snacks like Sesame Balls, here are 11 fuss-free air-fryer recipes to elevate your skills beyond heating up chicken nuggets.

 

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– Main Courses –

1. Air-Fryer Grilled Chicken (3 Ways!)

 

Whether you prefer Thai Style, 5 Spice Roast or Mala Roast Chicken Thigh, you can whip this dish up in just 2 steps — mixing the chicken in the marinade (following our recipe), and then putting it in the air-fryer for about 10 minutes. The result? Gorgeous Grilled Chicken, ready to eat on its own or with some rice and vegetables. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-chicken-thighs-marinated-3-ways/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4. 

 

2. Air-Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

 

If you love the hawker centre versions of BBQ Chicken Wings, try this simple air-fryer recipe! Surprisingly, the air-fryer gives the same kind of crispiness and flavour that makes this dish so addictive. Of course, no BBQ Chicken Wings are complete without the kick from the special chilli sauce, which you’ll learn how to make in this recipe as well.  

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-bbq-chicken-wings/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 4. 

 

3. Roast Chicken Noodles

 

Air-fryer doesn’t just produce deep-fried dishes, and this Roast Chicken recipe proves that. Get a decadent, juicy roasted leg with Hong Kong noodles for a delicious (and filling) lunch or dinner! Note that you’ll need to marinate the chicken overnight for the best flavours, so plan in advance before getting started on this one. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-roast-chicken/ 

Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 4. 

 

4. Asian Sweet and Sour Pork (Ku Lu Yuk)

A hot favourite from the Cai Fan (economic rice) stall, now you can have as many helpings of Sweet and Sour Pork as you want! It’s tender on the inside, with a great crunch on the outside. The trick to get the crispy texture is to coat the pork with a corn flour and potato starch mixture before frying. Serve with stir-fried vegetables, fragrant rice and a fried egg for a complete meal.  

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-sweet-sour-pork 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serves 3-4. 

 

5. Chinese Style Pork Ribs

This Pork Ribs dish will puzzle people when you tell them you did it in an air-fryer! Think: a rich, sweet-savoury marinade, together with the tender, fall-off-the-bone texture of the meat. Garnish with spring onions and roasted sesame seeds for a finishing touch that’ll make your air-fryer dish restaurant-ready. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-chinese-style-pork-ribs/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serves 3-4. 

 

6. Japanese Hamburg Steak

 

Instead of paying over $10 for a Hamburger Steak at Don Don Donki, make your own with this super simple recipe. Not only are the ingredients easy to get, but the use of the air-fryer means no splattering oil or big mess. This recipe also includes instructions for a yummy hamburg sauce for a perfect pairing. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/hamburg-steak 

Preparation Time: 45 minutes Serves 4. 

 

7. Tonkatsu Fried Pork Cutlet

 

Forget chicken nuggets — elevate your air-fryer meals and try this Tonkatsu Fried Pork Cutlet recipe. There are quite a number of steps, but generally the recipe is easy to follow even for beginners. (P.S. A protip is to flip the meat cutlet halfway through its cooking time in the air-fryer to achieve an even browning.)

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fried-tonkatsu/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serves 2. 

 

– Snacks & Desserts –

8. Homemade Churros

 

Kicking off our desserts section is our tried-and-tested Homemade Churros recipe. Even if you don’t have an oven, you’re all set for this air-fryer recipe. Also included are recipes for 2 sauces, a chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar dip. If you’re feeling generous, why not do both? Trust us, you can definitely make enough churros to go around.  

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fried-churros

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 3. 

 

9. Spring Rolls

 

Definitely more savoury compared to the churros, these spring rolls are ridiculously addictive bite-sized snacks that have cabbage and bamboo shoot to cut the oiliness. Have them with rice as a side dish, or with beer as a snack — at a recipe serving size of 15 pieces, you can go wild with them. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-spring-rolls/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 15. 

 

10. Stuffed You Tiao

 

Regardless if you’re a breakfast person or not, this Stuffed You Tiao recipe, which only takes 30 minutes to make, is indeed stuffed with goodness. Pair this with the traditional Congee or Soy Milk, or with our special Sambal Mayo Sauce for a delicious midday snack.  

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-stuffed-youtiao/ 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Serves 3. 

 

11. Sesame Balls

 

There’s no doubt that Sesame Balls are beloved childhood snacks for many of us, only that they tend to be a little too oily for our liking as we grow up. Well, this version offers you a healthier option with less oil, but the same lightness, crispiness and nuttiness. Fill it with sweet red bean paste, peanut or mung-beans, depending on your preference. 

 

Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/air-fryer-series-sesame-balls/ 

Preparation Time: 45 minutes Serves 15 pieces. 

 

Fast Air-Fryer Recipes

With the handy air-fryer to help us, we no longer need to spend long hours in the kitchen to whip up a full course, delicious meal. Whether it’s for a full meal or a light snack, these recipes are sure to impress your loved ones and family — maybe even yourself! 

 

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