A Week of Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes

Last weekend my stove broke down. ???? At first we looked into repairing it, but in the end it made more sense to buy a new one.  So, with a new range on order and delivery a week out, the Air Fryer became the star of my kitchen.  With supporting roles from the Rice Cooker and microwave, we were in no danger of going hungry!

These meals are so easy, that I decided to make a little collage of what we had for dinner each night.  Some require a bit of prep, while others need no more than a light brush of oil and sprinkle of seasoning.  All meals are for 2 servings.

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Night #1 Pork Tenderloin, rice and broccoli

First up, an easy pork tenderloin, done in the air fryer using the rotisserie spit.  I brushed a 12 oz. piece of pork tenderloin with olive oil and sprinkled with seasoning.  I air fried it for 20 minutes at 370º.  While the meat was cooking, I made a side of rice and steamed broccoli in my Rice Cooker.  If you like pork tenderloin check out some of these recipes!

Night #2 Chicken Thighs with green beans, and                              leftover rice

For night 2, I coated 2 chicken thighs with tapioca starch and seasoning, gave it a light spray of oil and air fried for 30 minutes at 400º.  I added green beans to the air fryer during the last 8 minutes.  The rice was left over from the previous meal.  If you liked this meal idea, check out this detailed post on how to make Air Fryer Chicken Thighs.

Night #3  Salmon with Red Potatoes and                                            Broccoli

For night 3, I tossed diced red bliss potatoes with olive oil and seasoning.  I started them in the air fryer at 400º for 20 minutes.  I brushed the salmon with olive and maple seasoning, and added it to the air fryer during the last 10 minutes of cooking.  The broccoli went in for the last 5 minutes.

Night #4  Ribeye Steak with Potatoes and Carrots

For this magnificent ribeye, I’ll admit I spent a bit more time on prep.  I started with a 2-hour marinade, then air fried it for 21 minutes at 400º.  I also cooked potato wedges and carrots in the air fryer at the same time.  Read more about it here.

Night #5  Breaded Pork Chops with Brown Rice and                      Mixed Veggies

For our final meal, I cooked 2 pork chops in a traditional flour-egg-breadcrumb combination (yes, they were big!).  I dredged the pork chops in rice flour, dipped them in egg then coated them with gluten free seasoned breadcrumbs.  I let them rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, then air fried them for 20 minutes at 400º.  While the pork chops cooked, I made brown rice in the rice cooker and microwaved frozen mixed veggies.

I hope you got some meal ideas for your air fryer, in case your oven malfunctions like mine did.  Or for when it’s just too hot to light the oven!  These are easy weeknight meals that are perfect for two.  I’m excited to say my new range has since been delivered and I can’t wait to try it out!

Notes ♪♫ Air fryer best practices.  Always preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes before adding the food.  Don’t crowd the air fryer, the air needs to circulate around the food as it cooks.  Turn the food halfway through the cook time for even cooking.  For browning, a light brush or a few sprays of oil will give you that delicious crispy crust.

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Gluten Free Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Look at those crispy chicken thighs!  Would you believe they were not deep fried?  Of course the title gives it away, this chicken was cooked in an air fryer.  Crispy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside.  It reminds me of the “bucket of chicken” I loved as a child!  It’s hard to believe this chicken is gluten free!

Now for the real surprise.  These chicken thighs are both boneless and skinless!  That’s right friends, you don’t need the skin to get that delicious crispy coating.  And it’s the best “fried” chicken I’ve had in years.

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4 Servings



Whisk together the buttermilk (or use powdered equivalent), and Montreal chicken seasoning.  Buttermilk is not a pantry staple at our house, but I always keep buttermilk powder in the pantry.  Alternately, you can add 0ne tbsp. of lemon juice to regular milk and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes.

Set a clean food grade plastic bag (such as a bread bag) in a medium bowl.

Add the chicken pieces to the bag, and pour in the marinade.

Tie the bag to ensure all pieces are covered in the milk mixture, and let it sit at room temperature 1 hour.

In another plastic bag, add the tapioca starch and paprika.

Add the chicken to the flour mixture one piece at a time, shaking to coat.  Coat air fryer trays with cooking spray and arrange the chicken.  Use 2 trays to allow room for the air to circulate.

Refrigerate the floured chicken for 30 minutes.

Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400º.  Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray (Important: you need that little bit of cooking spray to get the crispy crust.  You don’t need to saturate it, just a light even coating of oil.)  Place trays in the air fryer and set to 400º for 30 minutes.

Half way through, turn the chicken over and (don’t forget) spray with cooking spray.  Return to the air fryer, switching positions (the tray that was on top moves to the bottom) and continue cooking for another 15 minutes.  Check the internal temperature with a thermometer.  Thighs are done at 165º-170º.

Don’t they look delicious?  This chicken has become a new family favorite!

Notes ♪♫  The air fryer has been a game changer in my kitchen, as I can now enjoy some old favorites that I haven’t had in years!  Mine is a shelf style, so I was able to air fry all four pieces at once.  If you have a smaller model, or a basket style air fryer you may be limited to how many pieces you can prepare at once.

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Air Fryer Rotisserie Pork Loin Roast

How lucky am I?  I got an air fryer for Christmas and I’ve been using it quite a bit these days!  Trying all my favorite recipes and experimenting with timing and temperature, keeping notes on what works and what doesn’t.  Yes, I’ve been busy, and while I am far from being an expert with this newest kitchen gadget, I am excited to start sharing our successes at the dinner table.

Pork Tenderloin Roast

This simple Pork Tenderloin was one of my first and best efforts to date!  If you have followed me for a while, you know that a pork loin roast is one of my go-to menu choices for holidays and family meals.  With its simple preparation, it allows me more time for side dishes or just enjoying time with guests!  Check out this Easy Pork Tenderloin Roast wrapped in prosciutto, an easy main course that I have made many times!

Today’s recipe was adapted from another family favorite, my Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin.  I had always baked it in the oven but was curious to see how it would turn out in the air fryer.

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I bought a 3 lb. pork loin roast and cut it in half, which is plenty for the two of us and just the right size for the Air Fryer.  Like my original recipe, I made a simple basting sauce from apple juice concentrate, ketchup and honey. I inserted the roast onto the rotisserie spit, and tied it with twine to help keep its shape.  Basted once before cooking and again half way through.

The verdict, amazing!  I have never had a pork roast come out so juicy.


  • 1-1/2 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 6 oz. frozen apple juice concentrate (half can)
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • pinch of thyme and red pepper flakes (optional)


Whisk the apple juice concentrate, ketchup, honey, thyme and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan and simmer to thicken.

Insert the rotisserie spit through the center of the roast and secure the ends with clips.  Tie the roast with cooking twine every 2″.

Pour some of the marinade into a separate bowl for basting, and reserve the rest for the table.  Brush the roast liberally and place it in the air fryer.

Cook for 40 minutes at 370º, basting again half way through.  Start checking the internal temperature at 30 minutes.

When the internal temperature reaches 140º remove to a plate or cutting board and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

Carefully remove the clips and slide the roast off the rotisserie spit.  Slice and serve with reserved apple glaze.

Notes ♪♫  This Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin was so moist and juicy, much better than my earlier recipes cooked in a conventional oven.  I experimented with the apple based marinade vs. a dry rub and the marinade was most definitely the winner.  A 1.5 lb. roast was cooked perfectly at 370º for 40 minutes, so you will need to adjust the time for a larger or smaller cut.  A meat thermometer is the best way to check.  And don’t forget to let the meat rest before slicing, so it will retain the juices!

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