Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

Straight from the freezer to the air fryer, Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings are the quick and easiest way to get crispy dumplings or potstickers!

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

Air Fryer Dumplings are so much fun to make! If you like crunchy potstickers, this post is for you!

Any type of dumpling is delicious but put a plate of crispy Chinese dumplings and some dumpling sauce and I’m a happy camper!

Air Fryer Potstickers are so easy to make, let me show you how I made them in my air fryer basket…

Chinese food is one of my favorite cuisines to eat, and making these pork dumplings at home is my favorite way to serve the main course.

Frozen Dumplings in Air Fryer

What are Dumplings?

They are called all kinds of different names, but when you’re in the market look for these words:

  • Potsticker – pork potstickers, veggie potstickers, or chicken potstickers! Give all the different ways a try!
  • Dumpling
  • Ling Ling Potstickers

There are various different types of dumplings! If you’re unsure, ask the market cashier, and they can help you!

You can dip these in your favorite dipping sauce such as soy sauce, hoisin sauce, or soy-ginger sauce, or make your own dipping sauce! Fair warning, be careful when you add sesame oil to anything, a little bit goes a long way!

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Air fryer recipes have become a go-to for me these days. I can make up dinner for myself in my Chefman Compact Air Fryer without heating up the oven, or my apartment! It’s the best way to get some warm for dinner, without a ton of work.

This is a much healthier option for getting crispy wonton wrappers without a pan of hot oil and deep-frying!

making dumplings in an air fryer

How to Make Frozen Dumplings in Air Fryer

Head to your local Asian market, or frozen section of your grocery store. Whatever brand of dumplings you like

Pick up PRE-COOKED potstickers, dumplings, or any Asian-style dumplings you love.

You’ll preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees f for a few minutes before hosing it down with non-stick cooking spray. You can use an oil sprayer with olive oil or vegetable oil inside it or any other oil you prefer!

single layer of frozen dumplings in the air fryer

Place dumplings in a single layer inside the air fryer basket.

Cook your dumplings for 12 minutes at 390˚, giving a shake halfway through.

The hot air cooks the dumplings all the way through by circulating all around each one. This is why it’s helpful to not have the delicious dumpling pieces touch each other.

This cooking method may vary with other air fryers. A square basket will be able to hold more dumplings inside so you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.

These are great appetizers and the crispy skins hold up even after some time sitting out! A delicious snack will quickly become a quick meal when you learn how to air fry frozen dumplings.

If you do end up with leftover dumplings just store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Pop them into the air fryer to rewarm as needed!

dipping crispy wontons into sauce

Common Questions:

Can you cook frozen dumplings in an air fryer?

Yes! You sure can! 390 degrees for 12-20 minutes, shaking halfway through.

Can you put Trader Joe’s frozen dumplings in the air fryer?

Yep! You definitely can! Follow the instructions in the recipe card below, and you’ll have air fryer frozen potstickers!

frozen dumplings made in the air fryer

This easy recipe loves a little lime juice squeezed over top of the air fryer pot stickers.

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Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: asian


Straight from the freezer to the air fryer, Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings are the quick and easiest way to get crispy dumplings or potstickers!


  • 68 Frozen Dumplings – that are precooked
  • Non-Stick Spray


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 390˚ for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Once the air fryer is preheated, spray the air fryer basket with non-stick spray.
  3. Place frozen dumplings inside the basket, with space between each one.
  4. Spray oil over top the dumplings.
  5. Air fry for 6 minutes at 390˚.
  6. Shake the dumplings around after 6 minutes.
  7. Air fryer for 6-10 more minutes.
  8. Remove and serve with your favorite sauce!

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