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Crispy Air Fryer Potstickers are a delicious appetizer or snack. Baked, not fried, these air fryer dumplings are simple to make and cook in only 11 minutes!

A white plate with crispy air fryer potstickers and a small bowl of dipping sauce

If you’ve never had potstickers before, you’re missing out on a delightful snack. They’re are a delicious crispy Chinese dumpling that you’d usually pan-fried on the stove. But I find it always leaves a big mess to clean up on my stove and the floor.

Using the air fryer is so much easier and it allows me to cook a big batch without babysitting a pan of hot oil. They are cooked perfectly every time – soft on the inside and crispy around the edges on the outside. These are so easy to make that my dumpling-loving kiddos can make their own.

Pair this recipe with a side of Roasted Frozen Broccoli, serve alongside some Instant Pot Coconut Rice topped with Air Fryer Tofu, or use them to top Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowls. And if you love this recipe, you’ll definitely want to make our Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Potsticker Supplies

  • Frozen potstickers {as many as you want} – you can also use frozen gyoza. Culturally, potstickers and gyoza are different, but both will work for this recipe.
  • ~1 tsp toasted sesame oil or olive oil for every 12 dumplings you use.
  • Air fryer! I use this Cosori model and also have used this PowerXL model.

a glass bowl with frozen dumplings and a bottle of sesame oil

How Do You Cook Frozen Potstickers In An Air Fryer?

I’ll walk you through it here with some photos, but you’ll also find a printable and detailed recipe card at the bottom of this post.

It couldn’t be easier! Start by drizzling a little oil over the frozen potstickers in a bowl. I like toasted sesame oil or olive oil. Then brush some olive oil on the basket of your air fryer (or use olive oil in a Misto).

A glass bowl full of frozen dumplings

Add your frozen potstickers. It’s ok to crowd the basket a bit, but don’t let them overlap. You’re going to cook them for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F and give the basket an aggressive shake. There is no need to flip them unless you truly want to.

From here, cook them another 5 minutes and check to see if they’re crispy enough. Depending on how many potstickers you have in the basket, and how crispy you like them, you might want to cook an additional few minutes. I have done anywhere from 10-13 minutes total.

2 photos showing before and after shots of frozen potstickers in an air fryer basket

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you want to make them without any oil, go ahead. They’ll still be delicious, but you won’t get a golden brown sear on the exterior.
  • You don’t need to the preheat air fryer for this recipe.
  • Do not thaw potstickers prior to cooking.
  • To reheat: cook for 2 minutes in the air fryer at 350 degrees F.

A hand dipping a crispy potsticker into a bronze bowl with sauce

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Air Fryer Potstickers {Air Fryer Dumplings}

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 13 minutes
Baked, not fried, these air fryer dumplings are simple to make and cooks in only 11 minutes.



  • 12 potstickers {frozen}
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil


  • In a medium-sized bowl, drizzle 1 tsp oil over the frozen potstickers. Swirl to coat.
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 12 potstickers
  • Brush some olive oil on the basket of the air fryer (or use olive oil in a Misto).
  • Add frozen potstickers to the basket.
  • Cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F and then give the basket a shake.
  • Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes until it has reached your desired level of crispiness.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.


You can fry without oil, but the finished product won't have that golden sear on the exterior.
Do not thaw prior to cooking.
Stovetop instructions: heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat with enough oil to coat the pan. Add frozen potstickers (watch for popping oil), and cook, uncovered until the bottoms begin to brown. Flip and cook until browned.


Serving: 3potstickersCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 279mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Fusion
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