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Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes

Lots of low carb air fryer recipes to choose from here! If you are using a Keto food list with ideas of things that are friendly for that diet, or just want a healthier dinner or snack option we have a lot of choices.

Low Carb Air Fryer Recipe

We have a bunch of low carb air fryer recipes here on The Typical Mom blog! If you’re following a Keto diet or want to loose a few inches, you might want to try a few of these! Let us know which one of our easy air fryer recipes you love best. (affiliate links present)

Lazy Keto Air Fryer Recipes

We started by sharing a list of easy Instant Pot Keto recipes and it was a hit. I couldn’t stop there of course because I use this hot air machine on a daily basis, seriously. SO we went on to cook all sorts of things we can now share with all of you here. 😉

Of course you can pressure cook and then air crisp all of these easy chicken recipes but there’s lots more. Any and all proteins can be cooked in the basket and kept moist, super tender inside.

If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

cosori review
Ninja Foodi Chicken Breast

Low Carb High Protein Air Fryer Recipes

Now, if you want to air fry everything but you want to keep it to items on a keto checklist, it’s possible! All of these have 10 or less grams of carbs per serving, a few have just ONE and are delish!

Shall we start with our lowest carb keto air fryer recipe to date??!! These air fryer kale chips are the bomb!! If you’re wincing I guarantee I can convince you to love this questionable veggie when you make it this way.

ninja foodi kale chips

You might have a few questions before you go any further. Let me see if these help:

Are air fryers good for low carb diets?

Absolutely. It’s a great way to cook air fryer frozen steak, chicken or seafood in minutes. Better yet you can cook air fryer chicken with no breading so they’re crispy but without the added carbs and are keto friendly.

What should you not put in air fryer?

Wet tempura batter or likewise will not work. Cheese isn’t the best, and avoid a thick coating of seasoning.

If you want to start creating your own gluten free buffalo chicken or chicken wings recipes you can print out our air fryer cook times sheet. This will tell you the temperature and cook times for each type of food. it’s super helpful.

air fryer cook chart

Low carb air fryer recipes

  1. Olive oil spray is a must! If you’re new to this style of eating you might wonder is olive oil allowed in Keto diet?
    1. 7 Keto diet grocery list musts are this and coconut oil since they contain zero carbs.

Other sources like nut butter or avocado, may be primarily fat but also have carbs that need to be counted in your total for the day.

  1. Almond flour or coconut flour can be substituted for all purpose
  2. Grinding up pork rinds are perfect for “breading” too

Air fryer beef jerky has a homemade marinade and still comes in under 10 carbs per serving. It’s kinda’ addicting though so pace yourself. 😉

ninja foodi

Keto Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

There are many air fryer chicken breast recipes you can make too. From how to make frozen chicken breast in air fryer to plain, breaded and more. There are a lot to choose from and surely a few you will love.

Using Panko breadcrumbs lowers the carb content in our air fryer green beans recipe. We snack on these pretty often in the afternoons.

Let’s continue with one of our favorite low carb air fryer vegetable recipes, these zucchini chips are amazing! With just 6 carbs per 2 ounce serving you’ll feel like they popped right out of a deep fryer with how crispy these get!

zucchini chips

Air Fryer Keto Recipes

Then let’s talk about cauliflower mac and cheese! This is a great comfort food that will make you forget you aren’t eating noodles at all. With all the great cheesiness and crisp on the top, you’re sure to love it.

Air fryer ham is also yummy and perfect for the holidays if you’re only having a few people over. With just 6 carbs per serving you won’t feel guilty having a serving or two. Our air fryer salmon has a great dry rub on it that is sweet and savory.

Or marinate your meat and bring a bunch of wonderful flavors to it like we did with this air fryer turkey breast recipe here. You can make crispy brussel sprouts with bacon as an appetizer or finger foods.

For a plain buttery version try these brussel sprouts in air fryer directions

air fryer ham recipe
Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

How to Cook Meat in Air Fryer

Let’s move on to some air fryer dinner recipes now with some protein! To begin with you might love these air fryer chicken kabobs!

  • Then we will move along to an air fryer pork loin that has simple seasonings.
  • Egg bites can be a really low carb air fryer breakfast depending on what you add to them.

We added bacon, bell peppers and onions for the most part and they came in at only 3 carbs per serving! You can skip the breading entirely, just add a bit of butter on top and make this air fryer tilapia for dinner.

You know what is amazing with only ONE carb with tons of flavor!! Our air fryer steak wrapped with bacon is amazing.

Air Fryer Steak

Low Carb Dinner in Air Fryer

Want a few more low carb lunches? We have a stuffed chicken breast recipe that has cream cheese, bacon and a bit of jalapeno kick to it. Use it as an appetizer or a main dish with your family and enjoy every bite. For an easy 1 ingredient meal you can crisp some Ninja Foodi sausages with or without potatoes

During the holidays, air fryer turkey breasts and air fryer turkey legs. Perfect when there are only a few of you.

The nice thing about this is if the rest of your family wants sausage and potatoes you can cook them together but not serve yourself any on your plate.

Then make air fryer fajitas with steak the next night. Of course a air fryer whole chicken is just pure protein with seasonings of your choice that gets crisp and delicious like rotisserie but better!

crispy turkey legs
ninja foodi whole chicken

You can make keto air fryer fried chicken too.

Air fryer frozen fish with butter and light seasonings is good too.

If you use a low carb barbecue sauce you can make air fryer ribs for dinner too.

fish in air fryer

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Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes

Low Carb Air Fryer recipes keto friendly with high protein are here. How to cook low carb meals.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, keto, low carb, ninja foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 190kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Spray air fryer basket with non stick spray. Put breasts inside without overlapping.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Air fry for 12-14 minutes, flipping around minute 6 or until internal temperature reaches 165 F in thickest part.
  • Brush on bbq sauce on top and then cook for additional 2 minutes to bake that on.


Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 499mg22%
Potassium 501mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 114IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
low carb air fryer recipes
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Binnie Roland

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

I got my cookbook but I could not find how to make brown beans juicy Brown Band stick gravy in it

Binnie Roland

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

I went through my cookbook that I could not find how to make brown beans

larry march

Thursday 6th of February 2020

I look foreward to trying some of your recipies

Binnie Roland

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

I got my cookbook but I could not find how to make brown beans juicy Brown Band stick gravy in it

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