Air fryers have revolutionized the home kitchen with their ability to make crispy, delicious foods in minutes. Eating a keto diet that is low in carbs and high in protein has proven to improve the health of people around the world.
What do you get when you bring an amazing appliance together with recipes designed for a Keto diet? The best low-carb air fryer recipes you’ll be excited to make each week.
We have worked hard to gather air fryer keto recipes that are diverse, delicious, and easy to prepare. On this list, you will find the best recipes with easy tips and simple flavor upgrades to keep your keto diet right on track.
Start with dessert (yay, brownies!) or go straight for savory with pork chops all cooked quickly in your air fryer. We’ve got something for everyone here.
1. Juicy Air Fryer Naked Chicken Tenders
These chicken tenders are as easy as it gets and ready for the table in only 15 minutes.
The secret to this chicken’s great flavor is in the seasoning. You can use the recommended prepackaged seasoning or the very simple homemade seasoning suggested in the recipe.
Tip: Chicken tenders cook very quickly in the air fryer so make sure to stick to the cooking time limits for the juiciest keto-friendly tenders.
2. Original Keto Chicken Tenders
If crispy chicken tenders are what make your mouth water then this is the Keto-friendly recipe you’ve been waiting for.
In order to help these chicken tenders get flavorful and crispy outside, they are tossed with seasonings and almond flour before frying.
Did you realize your air fryer isn’t ready to go? No worries! This recipe also has directions for cooking in a conventional oven.
3. Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp
Do you enjoy seafood but sometimes feel intimidated to cook it at home? This recipe makes homemade seafood that fits right into a Keto diet a breeze.
Insider tip: Pay attention to the size of your shrimp… If you are cooking jumbo shrimp or shrimp with the shells on, you will want to add about 2 minutes of cooking time to make sure all of the shrimp are cooked to perfection.
Like extra juicy shrimp? Drizzle on a good helping of olive oil before frying to keep your shrimp moist and tender.
4. Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Need the perfect finger food for your next get-together? Then we have you covered with the best keto chicken wings in town.
A blend of garlic and lemon flavor takes these wings from a good recipe to an outstanding one. When you add in the speed of air frying, you’ll wish you had this recipe long before now.
Remember that air frying works best when food is placed in a single layer in the air fryer. If you have a small air fryer you may need to make more than one batch.
The good news is that you can make multiple batches of these air fryer wings in less than the time it would take to make one round in the oven!
5. Keto Air Fryer Sausage Balls
Can we all agree that one of the best parts of eating Keto is being able to dine on our favorite meats? This recipe features delicious sausage and makes my mouth water just reading it.
This recipe only requires three ingredients: Pork sausage, cheddar cheese, and almond flour. No last-minute trips to the grocery store for the smart chef who uses this recipe.
These sausage balls can be made ahead and frozen. With the air fryer, there is no need to thaw the frozen meatballs before cooking.
Simply heat your fryer to 300 and add the frozen sausage balls for 10 minutes, give them a good flip, and a few more minutes at 375. That’s one no mess, no stress dinner.
6. Chinese Style Spareribs
Waiting for these Asian-inspired spareribs to marinade is more than worth it. These spare ribs are both tender and chewy and fit right into a healthy Keto meal plan.
Ingredients such as sesame oil, Shaoxing Wine, and black bean paste bring Chinese flavors to the front of this recipe. The flavors meld together with the meat and let a taste of China into your kitchen.
Insider tip: Prep these an evening before and let marinate overnight. When you’re ready for dinner they only need 10 minutes in the air fryer to feed the whole happy family.
7. Air Fryer Keto Onion Rings
If you think going Keto means cutting out all of your favorite snacks, think again. This recipe helps you create rings that are both good for your health and keep everything Keto.
Put an end to soggy oven-baked onion rings! Air fryer onion rings are guaranteed crispy. A quick three-step battering before cooking at 400 degrees delivers a crunchy coating to every ring.
A tip for battering: Use one hand for your dry ingredient bowls and one hand for dipping the onions in eggs. This keeps your dry ingredients from getting wet and clumpy for easier battering.
8. Air Fryer Pork Chops
One of the best parts of air frying is that you don’t need heaps of oil to get a great fried product. These air fryer pork chops are proof of that. This recipe only needs a light drizzle of olive oil to get amazing chops.
Crushed pork rinds are the insider secret to getting a flavor-filled crust on your air-fried chops. By choosing flavored rinds you can have chops that fit a wide range of flavor preferences.
Pair these pork chops with a side of seasoned mashed cauliflower and you have a complete Keto meal.
9. Delicious Steak Bites
These steak bites are a great no-marinade needed protein option for a busy night. You can use any cut of steak you like or have on hand to make bite-sized pieces for your air-fryer.
Covering the steak in easy-to-make garlic butter before frying seals in flavor and keeps the steak juicy.
Steak bites pair well with any green vegetable and following them up with the keto brownies at number 12 on this list will tick all the boxes of a fantastic meal.
10. Keto Bang-Bang Shrimp
Replacing the use of cornstarch as breading with almond flour and parmesan brings Bang-Bang Shrimp safely into keto territory.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the quick homemade sauce that coats each piece of shrimp. The sauce uses Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger, and other Asian flavors and will be your new obsession like it is ours.
Make enough to have leftovers to take to work. You’ll be glad you did.
11. Keto Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Nobody wants to make multiple dinner items for their family when eating a specific diet such as Keto.
That’s why these Mozzarella sticks are wonderful. They are a food that everyone in the family from kids to adults will eat with a smile.
If you like to meal prep, these can be made up to the chilling point in the recipe and then kept in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to two months. Simply pull from the freezer and fry when you’re ready to enjoy cheesy goodness.
12. Best Air Fryer Keto Brownies
No recipe list could be complete without dessert! These brownies are the perfect blend of healthy Keto and sweet indulgence.
For the best chocolate flavor be sure to use quality unsweetened cocoa powder and ChocZero milk chocolate chips. These chips are Keto friendly and even non-Keto friends will agree that it’s hard to beat these chocolate chips for taste.
This recipe calls for Pecans but is easily customized by trading for any protein-filled nut you enjoy. Don’t forget to finish them off with your favorite toppings such as whipped cream or Keto-friendly ice cream!
13. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
These bacon-wrapped Jalapeno poppers fit perfectly into more than just a keto diet. They are a great option for anyone watching their weight with Weight Watchers or just wanting to keep their snacks low in carbs but high in flavor.
If you want your Jalapeno to have a mild spice, make sure to carefully remove all of the seeds from the center of the Jalapeno with a spoon. Enjoy something a bit more spicey? Leave behind a few of the seeds and you’ll have the perfect heat for your tastes.
We recommend wearing plastic gloves when working with Jalapenos to keep the juice off your skin and away from being rubbed near your eyes or nose later on. When you are done, simply toss the gloves in the trash. No accidental Jalapeno tears here!
14. Keto Scotch Eggs
Scotch eggs originated in Scotland and include a hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage, fried, and served with a side of mustard. It’s a unique but surprisingly savory treat that is easy to prepare in the air fryer.
Make sure to wrap your egg entirely in sausage before frying to prevent the sausage from crumbling off the egg.
Insider Air Fryer Tip: Use a pump spray bottle filled with oil to easily cover your food with the right amount of oil before frying.
15. Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Do you want a recipe that hits everyone in your family’s dietary needs? This recipe is low-carb, keto, paleo, low-fat, and whole30 approved. Oh, and did we mention it’s quick and easy in the air fryer?
When slicing your chicken and veggies into strips for these fajitas, don’t slice too thin or you may end up with a bit too much crisp.
To keep the recipe keto, eat the fajitas as a fajita bowl instead of wrapped in a tortilla. Adding fresh salsa and guacamole brings additional flavor to this great weeknight dish.
16. Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
Some childhood favorites we never grow out of. That’s the case for these air fryer chicken nuggets.
When you control the ingredients in your chicken nuggets you can make them both family-friendly and healthy. These nuggets get you out of the drive-thru line and away from extra dairy and gluten ingredients.
The secret to these nuggets is in the smoked paprika seasoning that brings them from kiddie finger food to adult dinner dish all on its own.
17. Keto Jicama Fries
Going Keto often means saying goodbye to potatoes. What it doesn’t mean is that we can’t eat fantastic fries. If you are on the hunt for the best potato replacement, you have to try these Jicama fries.
Why is Jicama a great substitute for potatoes? Jicama is a root vegetable just like potatoes but with a lot fewer carbs, keeping it keto-approved. Jicama also has a lot of vitamin C and fits into a paleo diet as well.
The other perk is that Jicama is seasoned just like potatoes. This recipe calls for a blend of garlic powder, cumin, and salt for fabulous fries every time.
18. Mozzarella Sticks
It really is possible to get mozzarella sticks at home that beat restaurant appetizers and this recipe has all the tips to get you there.
For starters, the type of cheese matters. Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese is the winner when it comes to perfect melt without a gooey mess.
While these mozzarella sticks do need to be frozen for an hour before frying, you’ll be glad you took time for the step when you eat the best keto-approved mozzarella
19. Air Fryer Salmon Cake Patties
Move over beef, Salmon is here to stay in the world of delicious patties. These patties cook up wonderfully in the air fryer and can be made with fresh or frozen salmon.
Having trouble finding salmon? You can make this same recipe tilapia, cod, or catfish!
Insider tip: To prevent the salmon from sticking to the air fryer basket place lemon slices underneath the patties. Not only will you protect against sticking, but your fish will also be infused with great citrus flavors.
20. Air Fryer Salmon
Are you getting seafood into your diet on a regular basis? If not, you aren’t alone but you could be missing out on some of the best Keto recipes around without it. With just ten minutes and an air fryer, you can make perfect salmon right at home.
One important tip for cooking in the air fryer is to make sure the pieces of fish or other food you are cooking are similar in size. Having food cut to the same size means equal cooking for each item in the fryer.
Once you have your Salmon cooked, consider using it on top of a fresh salad, your favorite grain, or enjoy it with a side of your favorite vegetables (We recommend you check out the zucchini bites down below!).
21. Healthy Zucchini Chips
We all get the graving for potato chips from time to time. Now we can indulge in our cravings and stay healthy at the same time! Instead of using regular heavy vegetable oil, these chips use a light spray of olive oil and the air fryer works magic.
You will need a small batch of seasonings for these chips including salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic powder. Trust us, rounding these up is easy and worth it for the great taste of these chips.
With these chips being both Keto and low in calories, you can eat to your heart’s content without throwing your meal plan out the window.
22. Air Fryer Zucchini
Are chips a little too thin for your taste? If so, you have to try this air fryer Zucchini recipe that has bite-sized pieces of Zucchini coated in crispy parmesan bread crumbs. These are great for Keto diets and for anyone new to the world of air frying as they are foolproof.
If you like Zucchini but love another type of summer squash, go ahead and make the substitution! This recipe is mouth-watering with any type of summer squash.
Keep your Zucchini in a single layer in your air fryer to get the maximum crispiness in each piece.
23. Cheesy Keto Corn Dogs
How do you make a classic corn dog even better? Fill it with cheese and make sure it’s keto! That’s what we have for you with this recipe.
These corn dogs only have 2 net carbs to keep you going strong in ketosis. Pork rinds make a crispy low-carb coating, while the secret ingredient moon cheese allows the cheese to be part of the outer layer of these corn dogs.
What is moon cheese? It is a dehydrated cheese product that is shelf-stable, made from only real cheese, and fries up well in the air fryer.
This is also a great recipe to make with children as they can help dredge and roll the corn dogs before frying!
24. Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan
We’ve steamed them and roasted them, but now we can make our favorite vegetables in the air fryer. If you love crispy vegetables, then broccoli in the air fryer is going to be your new veggie go-to.
Using a square-shaped air fryer creates plenty of surface space in the frying basket so that you can make big servings all at once for the family.
This recipe can be made with powdered parmesan but for best results take time to grate a bit of parmesan fresh off the block. Pair this with your favorite protein (might we suggest steak bites or salmon?) and you’ll wonder why you weren’t eating keto sooner.
24 of the Best Air Fryer Keto Recipes
- 1. Juicy Air Fryer Naked Chicken Tenders
- 2. Original Keto Chicken Tenders
- 3. Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp
- 4. Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- 5. Keto Air Fryer Sausage Balls
- 6. Chinese Style Spareribs
- 7. Air Fryer Keto Onion Rings
- 8. Air Fryer Pork Chops
- 9. Delicious Steak Bites
- 10. Keto Bang-Bang Shrimp
- 11. Keto Fried Mozzarella Sticks
- 12. Best Air Fryer Keto Brownies
- 13. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- 14. Keto Scotch Eggs
- 15. Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
- 16. Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
- 17. Keto Jicama Fries
- 18. Mozzarella Sticks
- 19. Air Fryer Salmon Cake Patties
- 20. Air Fryer Salmon
- 21. Healthy Zucchini Chips
- 22. Air Fryer Zucchini
- 23. Cheesy Keto Corn Dogs
- 24. Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan
- Choose your favorite Air Fryer dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!