Can You Cook Frozen Chips in an Air Fryer? – All You Need to Know

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We all know that chips are a very popular dish and that most families love them, especially if you have kids. Frozen chips are great as they are fast, cheap and easy to cook. Many people ask us if they can cook frozen chips in an air fryer? The answer to this is YES and even more important, they will turn out to be the best-frozen chips that you have ever cooked.

When you first cook frozen chips in an air fryer, they do not take as long as they would if you cooked them in a deep fat fryer and also use little or no oil which makes your chips much healthier with a lot less fat.

frozen chips in an air fryer

The thing you will love when you first cook frozen chips in an air fryer is that they turn out nice and tasty, crispy and golden brown with much less grease than if you had of cooked them in a deep fat fryer.

With chips being much faster and easier to cook in an air fryer, it makes life so much easier for you to make your favourite brunch, tea and supper like… fish & chips, egg & chips, chips & peas, chips & beans, the list is endless and can all be cooked within 15 minutes.

How to cook frozen chips in an Air Fryer

We recommended wiping the bottom of the basket with a slight bit of oil to avoid any slight chance of sticking but this shouldn’t happen, this can depend on how big the portion of chips is that you are cooking and how big your air fryer is, if you cook a small portion of chips in a big air fryer, there is a small chance they could stick to the basket depending on the heat settings.


1. Place your portion of frozen chips in a single layer into your air fryer basket. Try to avoid stacking as it blocks the heat and stops all of the chips from cooking evenly.
2. Preheat your air fryer to 400F and cook the chips for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your chips.
3. When halfway through, pause the timer on your air fryer and remove the basket and give it a good shake, this will help to promote an even temperature which will ensure all of the chips are cooked evenly. 
4. Remove your basket from the air fryer and that's it, your nice tasty golden brown chips are ready.

Add your favourite sauces, salt, spices or anything else and enjoy your air fried chips.

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