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20 Keto Air Fryer Recipes

keto air fryer recipes

If you’re like me, you love deep-fried food. After all, nothing beats the crispiness and crunchiness of deep-fried food.

However, deep-fried food is loaded with calories. And extra calories means kissing your skinny jeans good-bye.

Also, deep-fried food isn’t good for you. So, what can you do instead? Fry your food using an air fryer.

With an air fryer, you still get your food nice and crisp- but with way less oil. As an added bonus, it’s less greasy too.

Today, I’m sharing 20 Keto Air Fryer Recipes. They’re not only better for you, but delicious too.

You’ll need an air fryer for them. So, dig out your air fryer. If you don’t have one, you can get one here. It’s budget-friendly and good-quality.

1. Air-Fryer Salmon Fillets

Air-Fryer Salmon Fillets


Need dinner ready in 1, 2, 3? Then this dish is for you.

On the menu are tasty fried salmon fillets. They’re tender and moist on the inside with a nice crispy skin on the outside.

And they’re lightly seasoned with some salt and black pepper. So, the pure taste of the salmon comes right through.

And they’re served with a savory, creamy yogurt sauce.

Besides being delicious, salmon is good for you too. It’s rich in protein, so it helps keep you full.

And it’s packed with omega-3s, which are good for your brain and heart. So, eat up that salmon.

Serve with some steamed broccoli. Check out more keto meals with under 5g of carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 186
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Net Carbs: 1g

2. Air-Fryer Kale Chips

Kale Chips


Are you having an attack of the munchies? Then you probably want to reach for something salty and crispy- like potato chips.

But potato chips are a no-no on a keto diet. That’s because they’re loaded with carbs.

Just one small one-ounce serving of potato chips contains 13.0 grams of net carbs. That’s more than half of your daily net carbs allowance.

And as tasty as they are, they’re not worth blowing your ketosis.

These air-fryer kale chips are super yummy and crispy. The red chili flakes add some heat, while the smoked paprika adds some smokiness.

Meanwhile, the nutritional yeast adds cheesiness. And the sesame seeds add some extra texture.

The best part about these chips is that they only contain 6 grams of net carbs. Additionally, they’re rich in Vitamins A and C, so they’re great for your immune system.

To ensure that they’re not soggy, be sure to dry your kale well after rinsing it.  To do this, you can lay your kale on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.

Or for extra convenience, you can use a salad spinner like this. Love keto chips? Well, here are more recipes you might like!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 105
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

3. Air-Fryer Burger Bites

Burger Bites


Gameday is a great time to hang out with your friends. And watch your favorite team win (hopefully).

And what’s a game day without some good eats? Good eats like these air-fryer burger bites.

They have all the taste of a Big Mac. But without all the carbs.

They’re juicy on the inside and nicely browned on the outside. And they’re topped with all the fixings like baby pickles, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and sesame seeds.

And we can’t forget the special sauce either. It’s creamy, tangy, savory, and sweet…the perfect addition for your burger, ahem, burger bite.

Best of all, these burger bites contain zero grams of net carbs. So just eat them to your heart’s delight.

As an added bonus, they’re packed with fat. So, they make pretty good fat bombs.

Do note that they do contain ground beef, which has a high carbon footprint. So, you may want to eat them less often or use ground pork or chicken instead.

These bites can be a nice little keto snack for you and the fam!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 129
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 0g

4. Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts


Do you hate eating Brussels Sprouts? These Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts may change your mind.

They’re crispy and nicely caramelized. So, they taste sweet, not bitter.

And the lemon juice adds freshness. Meanwhile, the Parmesan cheese adds layers of creaminess.

Besides being low carb, brussels sprouts are pretty nutritious. They contain a ton of Vitamin K, which you need to help your blood clot.

They also contain Vitamins A and C. So, they help boost your immune system.

They even contain omega-3s, which are good for your brain. And they’re rich in antioxidants which lower inflammation.

So, eat up those Brussels sprouts… Just like your mama used to say.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 98
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

5. Air-Fryer Crispy Garlic Keto Croutons

Garlic Keto Croutons


The best part of Caesar salad is definitely the croutons. After all, what’s not to love about the garlicky, crunchy morsels of deliciousness?

Everything but the carbs that is. In fact, a package of them from your local drive-thru will set you back 7 grams.

These garlic keto croutons are simply delicious. The garlic powder adds savory notes, while the marjoram adds some earthiness.

Making them is quite easy. Just cut your bread into slices, then squares. Then place the pieces in a bowl, adding oil, garlic powder, and marjoram.

Mix well, then place in your air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. That’s it.

To keep your croutons low carb, you’ll want to use a keto-friendly bread. You can bake it from scratch using this recipe, or you can simply use commercial bread.

This keto bread is an excellent option. It contains 0g of net carbs and is high in protein.

To keep your croutons crispy and crunchy, just be sure to store them in food containers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 50
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Net Carbs: 1g

6. Air-Fryer Naked Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders


Are you looking for a low-carb alternative to chicken nuggets? Then give these chicken tenders a try.

They’re tender and super flavorful. That’s because you marinate them first.

The vinegar tenderizes the chicken. Meanwhile, this special butt rub makes the chicken savory, smoky and sweet.

Making them is quite easy. Just place your chicken tenderloins, canola oil, vinegar, and butt rub in a plastic bag or bowl, mixing well.

Then simply place it in the fridge and let marinate for 20 minutes. Finally, place your chicken tenders in your air fryer and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes.

To ensure that your chicken is fully cooked, it’s best to check the internal temperature of your chicken tenders. Using a digital thermometer, check that the internal temperature of your chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Check out more keto chicken recipe ideas right here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 168
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Net Carbs: 0g

7. Air-Fryer Sticky Chicken Thighs

Sticky Chicken Thighs


Looking for a winning chicken dinner? Then be sure to try these sticky chicken thighs.

They’re finger-licking good. That’s because they’re marinated in a medley of spices and sauces.

The soy sauce adds umami, while the sweetener adds sweetness. Meanwhile, the ginger and black pepper add some heat, while the garlic powder and onion powder add savory notes.

The combination green onions and sesame seeds adds a lovely Asian twist. You’ll feel like you’re eating Chinese takeout but without the guilt.

To keep the chicken low carb, you’ll be using Swerve brown sugar sweetener.  Besides being low in carbs, it also doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste that some sweetener has.

And it’s good for baking too. So, if you plan to do a lot of low carb baking or cooking, be sure to have some on hand. You can get it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 220
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Net Carbs: 10g

8. Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Pork Chops


Weeknights can be pretty hectic. Particularly, when you have to come home, make dinner, then take your kids to their extracurricular activities.

These pork chops are for nights like those. All it takes to make them is 14 minutes; yes, you read that right.

And they’re pretty scrumptious. They’re crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside…you’ll want to sink your teeth right into them.

The Parmesan cheese adds a nice cheesy flavor, while the paprika adds some sweetness. Meanwhile, the Cajun seasoning adds some heat.

Not a fan of the heat? Not a problem…you can use Italian seasoning instead, and they’ll still taste amazing.

Even though they’re low in net carbs, they’re also packed with protein. In fact, one serving packs a whopping 56 grams of protein.

So, they’re perfect for growing kids. Serve with a side Garden salad or keto salad!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 431
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 56g
  • Net Carbs: 3g

9. Air-Fryer Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries


Do you love French fries? Me too!

However, French fries don’t love us back. That’s because they have a ton of carbs.

In fact, one small serving of French fries contains 27 grams of net carbs. Ouch!

These zucchini fries are a healthier alternative to French fries. One serving contains only 4 grams of net carbs.

So, you can eat them and not feel guilty. And they’re super yummy and crispy.

The smoked paprika adds the smokiness. Meanwhile, the Parmesan cheese adds nice cheesiness.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be coating your zucchini in almond flour. Almond flour is a great low carb alternative to regular flour.

It’s also rich in Vitamin E, which you need for healthy skin. It also contains manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, which you need for healthy bones.

And it’s packed with monounsaturated fat too, which helps keep you in ketosis and is good for your heart. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

These zucchini fries go great with some low carb ketchup. Or if you like it spicy, you can serve them with some homemade spicy mayo. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 148
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 4g

10. Air-Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms


Dinner parties are a great time to catch up with friends. And eat some pretty delicious food.

Nothing bonds people more than sharing tasty appetizers and a cocktail or too.

These air-fryer garlic mushrooms are sure to be a hit. They’re juicy, and flavorful…your guests will keep popping them in their mouths.

And the best part is that one serving contains only 5 grams of net carbs. So, you can keep on track with your diet.

To keep them low carb, you’ll not be breading them with panko. Instead, you’ll be using pork rinds, which I get here.

As an added bonus, these garlic mushrooms take only 21 minutes to make. So, you can spend less time cooking and more time with your guests.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 132
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

11. Air-Fryer Rib Eye Steak With Blue Cheese Butter

Steak With Blue Cheese Butter


Want a juicy steak dinner, but too tired to fire up the grill? Then, try this air fryer rib eye steak.

It’s savory and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And the blue cheese butter smothered on top takes it over the top.

You’ll definitely be stuffed after eating it. That’s because it contains a ton of protein and fat, which help keep you full.

Besides being low carb, it’s pretty nutritious too. It’s an excellent source of iron, which keeps your energy levels up.

And it’s rich in potassium, which you need for healthy blood pressures.

Serve with garlicky asparagus.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 829
  • Fats: 60g
  • Protein: 69g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

12. Air-Fryer Fajitas

Air-Fryer Fajitas


Looking for a tasty way to eat your veggies? Give these a try.

They look just as good as they taste. The chicken is moist and full of flavor.

That’s because you’re using a rub with, count it, 10 different spices. And the red onions and red and yellow bell peppers add color and freshness.

Besides adding freshness, bell peppers add lots of nutrition. They’re loaded with Vitamins A and C, which help boost your immune system.

And they contain many health-promoting antioxidants.

Besides being nutritious, this dish is also low in calories. In fact, one serving contains less than 100 calories.

So, it’s a great dish if you’re trying to lose weight. This is a nice keto lunch idea the whole family will love.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 93
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

13. Air-Fryer Keto Broccoli With Garlic & Parmesan

Keto Broccoli With Garlic


Are you vegetarian and keto? This dish is for you.

It’s so simple to make, yet so delicious. The butter adds creaminess, while the Parmesan cheese makes it cheesy good… After all, everything is better with cheese, right?

Besides being tasty, this dish is very good for you. It’s full of fat, so it boosts your ketosis.

And one serving provides almost a quarter of your daily fiber needs. So, it’s good for your digestion and keeps you full too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 179
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

14. Low Carb Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower

Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower


Looking for some more vegetarian eats? I’ve got you covered.

This air-fried buffalo cauliflower has a ton of flavor. The apple cider vinegar adds some tang, and the smoked paprika adds the smokiness.

Meanwhile, the hot sauce adds a nice heat.

Serve with some ranch dressing or blue cheese dip.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 170
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Net Carbs: 6.2g

15. Air-Fryer Chicken Legs

Chicken Legs


Looking for a healthier alternative to fried chicken. Then give these chicken legs a try.

They’re yummy and extra crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside. And unlike deep-fried chicken, they’re not dripping in grease.

They’re also low in calories. So, you can have one or two and not feel guilty.

Serve with zucchini fries.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 210
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 0g

16. Air-Fryer Pork Loin

Pork Loin


Having family over for Sunday dinner? Serve them this.

The pork loin is extra tender and tasty. Your family members will be asking for seconds.

Besides being great for Sunday dinner, this pork loin is also great for meal prep.

All it takes is 3 minutes of prep time. Then, let your air fryer doing the cooking.

To keep your food fresh longer, be sure to store your food in airtight food storage containers.

These ones are a good option because they’re environmentally friendly. Also, they don’t contain toxic chemicals.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 516
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 85g
  • Net Carbs: 3g

17. Air-Fryer Tuna Steak

Tuna Steak


Are you tired of beef and chicken? Then give this tuna steak a try.

It’s seasoned with Mediterranean spices and juicy cherry tomatoes… It’s sure to transport you to the Mediterranean.

Besides being tasty, it’s good for you too. It’s packed with protein, so it’s pretty filling.

And it has a ton of brain-boosting Omega-3s. So, eat up that tuna.

All it takes is 14 minutes to make. So, it’s perfect for those busy weekday nights.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 320
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

18. Air-Fryer Pork Rind Coated Pork Chops

Pork Rind Coated Pork Chops


Sometimes, you just want some good old-fashioned comfort food. Something like breaded pork chops and mashed potatoes. Yum!

But on a keto diet, breaded pork chops and mashed potatoes are a no-no. So, what can you do instead?

Have this instead. On the menu is savory pork-rind coated pork chops with Butter-sautéed mushrooms. All accompanied by fluffy chive and garlic mashed cauliflower.

This dish is sure to satisfy your cravings. And it’s good for you too.

One serving contains less than 5 grams of net carbs. That’s a fraction of the carbs found in your traditional breaded pork chop and mashed potatoes meal.

So, you’re definitely eating your cake and having it too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 402
  • Fats: 20.7g
  • Protein: 39.1g
  • Net Carbs: 4.8g

19. Air-Fryer Asparagus

Air-Fryer Asparagus


Looking to add more veggies to your diet? Then give this air-fryer asparagus a try.

It’s crispy and flavorful. But best of all, it takes only 7 minutes to prepare.

To make it, just cut off the ends of your asparagus. Next, place your asparagus in the air fryer and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Finally, cook for 5 minutes. Easy, peasy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 85
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

20. Air-Fryer Shawarma Cornish Hen

Shawarma Cornish Hen


When you’re on a keto diet, meal prepping is key. By meal prepping over the weekend, it makes sticking to a keto diet that much easier.

But meal prepping can be a pain. After all, we’d rather relax than slave in the kitchen over the weekend, right?

This Shawarma Cornish Hen meal prep is super tasty. It’s filled with warming, aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.

So, it not only smells amazing, but tastes great too. But the best part is that it takes only 10 minutes of prep time, then you let your air fryer do the cooking.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 245
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 0g


Are you loving these keto air fryer recipes? Which one would you share with your family member or a friend?