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Simple healthy air fryer recipes for all the family to enjoy in as little as 5 minutes

More and more households are giving up on their ovens in favour of air-fryers, which are cheap to run, amid the cost-of-living crisis.

The counter-top appliances cook food by rapidly circulating hot air using less electricity than both a conventional oven and a microwave oven, and less oil making it healthier for the family. 

Air fryers have been growing in popularity in recent years, largely driven by health-conscious cooks – but now also due to soaring energy prices. 

They’re also super speedy – a chicken breast takes around 15 mins to cook, where in a conventional oven it might take 20 to 25 minutes. 

However, it is easy to run out of ideas and ways to use your air fryer to its full potential.  

So, if you are also in search of some easy recipes Hello Fresh has provided tasty recipes that you can make in the kitchen appliance.       

Crisp Cauliflower Nuggets With Spicy Bean Stew & Sour Cream 

Try to keep them from touching so that the heat is evenly distributed and cook on 180° for 5-7 minutes. Serve the crispy nuggets fresh out of the air fryer with a hearty bowl of stew for an updated take on winter warmers

This dish only takes about five minutes to cook therefore it is super easy to re-create at home. 

Firstly, chop up your cauliflower into delicious bite-sized pieces.

After you’ve coated your cauliflower in panko breadcrumbs and flavourful Central American spice, add the florets to your air fryer basket with a light spray of oil in a single layer. 

Try to keep them from touching so that the heat is evenly distributed and cook on 180° for 5-7 minutes. 

Serve the crispy nuggets fresh out of the air fryer with a hearty bowl of stew for an updated take on winter warmers.

Korean Style Chicken & Halloumi Burger

Halloumi is a staple when it comes to air fryer recipes so this Korean-inspired burger is the perfect match for your new favourite kitchen appliance

Halloumi is a staple when it comes to air fryer recipes so this Korean-inspired burger is the perfect match for your new favourite kitchen appliance

Another favourite for everyone to enjoy is this Korean-inspired chicken and halloumi burger.

Halloumi is a staple when it comes to air fryer recipes so this Korean-inspired burger is the perfect match for your new favourite kitchen appliance. 

First, coat your chicken thighs in cornflour before laying them down in your lightly oiled air fryer basket and cook for about 10 minutes on each side. 

When your thighs have about six minutes left, add the halloumi and cook for two-to-three minutes on each side.

Once cooked, layer your chicken and halloumi in a bun with sticky sesame sauce followed by pickled cucumbers and sriracha mayo for a tasty kick. 

Japanese Style Fried Chicken with Sesame Wedges and Stir Fried Vegetables  

Dip your chicken thighs in the cornflour batter before coating in panko breadcrumbs and replace shallow frying by laying the thighs in the lightly oiled air fryer and cooking at 200° for 25-30 minutes

Dip your chicken thighs in the cornflour batter before coating in panko breadcrumbs and replace shallow frying by laying the thighs in the lightly oiled air fryer and cooking at 200° for 25-30 minutes

For something a bit different and exciting this Japanese-style fried chicken with sesame wedges and stir-fried vegetables. 

This fusion dish is the ultimate air fryer recipe, with almost every element of the meal suitable for the method.

Create fresh potato wedges that are crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle by spraying your air fryer basket, laying your wedges in and cooking for around 15 minutes at 200°. 

Dip your chicken thighs in the cornflour batter before coating in panko breadcrumbs and replace shallow frying by laying the thighs in the lightly oiled air fryer and cooking at 200° for 25-30 minutes.

Fragrant Tofu Laksa with Noodles

Cube the tofu before coating in a panko breadcrumb batter and pop it in the air fryer to finish off with a light spray of oil. Cook for 10-15 minutes at 190°

Cube the tofu before coating in a panko breadcrumb batter and pop it in the air fryer to finish off with a light spray of oil. Cook for 10-15 minutes at 190°

The whole family can enjoy a bowl of this South-East Asian soup on colder days this winter.

Tofu can be notoriously difficult to crisp and cook to perfection but throwing it in the air fryer is a simple way to prepare this veggie protein. 

Cube the tofu before coating in a panko breadcrumb batter and pop it in the air fryer to finish off with a light spray of oil. 

Cook for 10-15 minutes at 190° before serving on top of your laksa noodle soup.

Crispy Sesame Chicken and Red Curry Sauce

Pop in the air fryer at 200° with a light spray of oil for 25-30 minutes, turning half way to make sure both sides are evenly cooked. Serve with fluffy rice and a Thai-style red sauce

Pop in the air fryer at 200° with a light spray of oil for 25-30 minutes, turning half way to make sure both sides are evenly cooked. Serve with fluffy rice and a Thai-style red sauce

Another winter warmer recipe is this mouth watering crispy sesame chicken dish.  

For golden, crispy chicken, flatten your chicken breasts before dipping them into beaten eggs and coating in panko breadcrumbs and black sesame seeds. 

Pop in the air fryer at 200° with a light spray of oil for 25-30 minutes, turning half way to make sure both sides are evenly cooked. 

Serve with fluffy rice and a Thai-style red sauce with garlicky green beans.

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