Cooking frozen potstickers in an air fryer is so easy! It's our favorite way to cook potstickers (aka gyoza, dumplings) because they come out crispy on the outside and tender and warm on the inside. Serve air fryer potstickers as an appetizer, side dish, snack, or meal with your favorite dipping sauce!
We love how air fryer frozen potstickers (gyoza, dumplings), get wonderfully crisp on the outside and soft and tender inside! They're ready in minutes and absolutely delicious.
The air fryer is great for cooking many different types of food. But it's an absolute lifesaver when it comes to heating up frozen foods quickly and perfectly.
The air fryer is a small convection oven that uses hot air to cook food. It's similar to a countertop convection oven, but it's much smaller and more energy-efficient.
Since the air fryer cooks with hot air, the food doesn't get soggy or wet as it would in a regular oven making them great for frozen foods like potstickers!
Potstickers are a type of Chinese dumpling that is typically filled with meat and vegetables. They are usually steamed or boiled, but can also be fried. You might call them gyoza or dumplings.
Frozen potstickers can be found in the freezer section of most Asian markets or supermarkets and can be ready to eat in just 15 minutes or less using your air fryer!
Why Make This Recipe
No need to turn on the oven, the air fryer is small and uses less electricity.
Air fryer frozen potstickers go from frozen to the plate in just 15 minutes or less!
The outside gets a crispy crunch while the inside stays warm and tender.
You can serve them as a quick appetizer or snack, a side dish, or as a full meal!
- Frozen Potstickers - If you're looking for frozen potstickers, you can find them in the freezer section of most Asian markets or in the international frozen section of your local grocery store. They might also be called gyoza or dumplings.
- Vegetable Oil - The frozen potstickers get coated with a thin layer of vegetable oil to give the outside a crispy crunch and stop them from sticking to the air fryer basket.
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Wondering how to make this Air Fryer Frozen Pot stickers recipe? It's easy!
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Prepare the frozen potstickers: Add the frozen potstickers to a bowl. Drizzle the oil on top and toss to coat or coat with your hands so there is a thin layer on each piece.
Air Fry the potstickers: Add the oil-coated potstickers to the bottom of your air fryer basket in a single even layer. Set the temperature to 350F (180C) and set the timer for 12 minutes.
Flip, crisp, and enjoy: At the 7-minute mark, flip the potstickers using tongs. Cook for the rest of the way or until golden and crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
For this recipe, there is no need to preheat the air fryer, but you can for 3-5 minutes to give the potstickers a head start.
When placing the potstickers in the air fryer basket, make sure they are in a single, even layer. This will prevent them from steaming and becoming soggy. You might need to cook them in batches.
If your air fryer basket is too small to cook in a single layer, air fry in batches until complete.
Different sized potstickers will take different amounts of time to achieve the desired level of cooked. Always check at the 5-7 minute mark.
For extra crispy potstickers, cook for an additional minute or two.
Once your potstickers are cooked and crispy, serve them up with these dipping sauce ideas!
- Amai Sauce - A sweet and tangy Japanese sauce that is often used as a dipping sauce for fried foods.
- Sriracha Aioli - A popular hot chili sauce that can be used as a condiment or dipping sauce when mixed with garlic mayo.
- Sweet Chili Sauce - A thick, sweet, and slightly spicy Asian-style chili sauce.
- Plum Sauce - A thick, sweet, and slightly sour sauce that is popular in Chinese cuisine.
- Soy Sauce - A savory sauce made from fermented soybeans and wheat. It's a common condiment in Asian cuisine.
- Gyoza Sauce - a thin, flavorful Japanese sauce.
Air Fried Potstickers are perfect served with:
Storage & Freezing
Storing: If you have any leftover air fried potstickers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in the air fryer.
Freezing: Since these potstickers have already been frozen once, freezing is not recommended as the texture of the wrapper will change.
Yes! If you have access to fresh potstickers, you can certainly use them in this recipe. The cook time may need to be adjusted to much lower as they will not be frozen.
Gyoza is a Japanese dumpling that is similar to a potsticker. The primary difference is in the wrapper as gyoza wrappers are thinner and more delicate.
Nope! This recipe uses frozen potstickers that go straight from the freezer to the air fryer and are cooked in less than 15 minutes!
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Frozen Potstickers in Air Fryer
- 8 ounces potstickers FROZEN (225g) (aka gyoza, dumplings)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Add the frozen potstickers to a bowl and rub them all over with the oil.
- Spread into the basket of the air fryer in a single layer and cook at 180C for 7 minutes.
- Turn each potsticker over (use tongs) and cook for a further 4 minutes or until golden all over. Check and cook a little longer if desired. Serve and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.