With a perfectly golden and crunchy exterior and a juicy and savory filling, these Air Fryer Potstickers are a delicious and effortless alternative to the traditional pan-fried method. Fry it, to believe it!
Gyoza, nicknamed potstickers for the way they stick to the pan until crispy, come in many varieties. In your local grocery store freezer aisle, you can usually find pork, chicken, beef and vegetable gyoza, each with its own unique flavor and texture.
Traditionally, Japanese Gyoza are seared in a pan, starting on low heat and made gradually hotter until the gyoza are crisp and browned on the bottom.
A great, hands-free and time-saving alternative is to cook them in the air fryer!
Cooking them directly from frozen in the air fryer is not only easier, but it is also healthier in that it requires no additional oil!
As if that were not enough:
These crunchy and flavorful potstickers can only get better by being dunked in this quick-to-make, savory and slightly sweet sauce.
Level up your Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers
I’ll teach you how to make a non-traditional gyoza dip to level up your air fryer potstickers game.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Frozen potstickers, gyoza, or dumplings
- Less-sodium soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Sriracha sauce
- Toasted sesame oil
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Green onion
- White sugar
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
Using low-sodium soy sauce is great because it packs the flavor-punch of regular soy sauce without nearly as much salt!
💡Pro Tip: If you don’t have low-sodium soy sauce on hand, you can easily replace it with regular soy sauce diluted in a ratio of 1:1 soy sauce to water.
This recipe calls for 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, so if you only have normal soy sauce, simply use 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp soy sauce instead.
If you don’t have the time or all of the ingredients, feel free to serve with sauce that comes in the bag of frozen gyoza (which most brands include), or skip the sauce altogether.
The Best Frozen Gyoza Brands
|Trader Joe’s Potstickers (Pork)|
|Tai Pei Potstickers (Chicken)|
|Ling Ling Potstickers (Chicken & Vegetable)|
|Bibigo Potstickers (Vegetable Dumplings)|
|Pagoda Potstickers (Pork)|
ASMR Recipe Video: Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings
Don’t have time to read? Watch this short video on how to air fry frozen dumplings.
*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.
How to Air Fry Frozen Potstickers?
It doesn’t get much easier than just air frying these potstickers straight from frozen! They are guaranteed to be crunchy and oh-so-delicious, especially with the homemade sauce.
1. Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, you can simply set the temperature to 380ºF (193ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.
You may also skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time until you achieve your desired finish. Increment cooking time gradually to prevent burning the frozen potstickers.
2. Air fry the frozen dumplings at 380ºF (193ºC) for 14 – 18 minutes.
When the air fryer is preheated (at 380ºF or 193ºC), pour frozen gyoza from the bag into your air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, the amount of gyoza you can make in one batch will vary.
Set the time on the air fryer to 14-18 minutes and allow the gyoza to cook while you prepare the sauce. No need to toss or flip the gyoza while cooking.
💡 Pro Tip: If you want extra crispy golden brown finish, lightly brush your frozen dumplings with oil.
📝 Note: I used a 6-quart air fryer to make this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
Suggested cooking times:
6-qt air fryer: 380ºF (193ºC) for 14-18 minutes
4-qt air fryer: 380ºF (193ºC) for 8-12 minutes
3. Prepare the gyoza sauce.
While the frozen potstickers are cooking in the air fryer, prepare the gyoza sauce.
In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients: low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sriracha sauce, toasted sesame seeds, finely grated ginger, minced garlic, thinly sliced green onion and sugar.
Whisk to combine and set aside for serving.
💡 Pro Tip: If you don’t have a less-sodium soy sauce at home, it’s super easy to make. All you have to do is combine a 1:1 mixture of regular soy sauce and water.
4. Serve and enjoy!
When the gyoza are crunchy and slightly browned, carefully transfer from the air fryer to a plate. Serve immediately with the prepared sauce and enjoy!
Now that’s what we call a LEVEL-UP for frozen gyoza!!
Air Fryer Potstickers FAQs
How to cook frozen potstickers in an air fryer?
Cook frozen potstickers in the air fryer at 380ºF (193ºC) for 8–18 minutes. However, cooking time and temperature may vary from air fryer to air fryer.
Can you cook dumplings in an air fryer?
Yes, you can cook dumplings in the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC), then cook them for 8-18 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
How long does it take to cook frozen gyoza in the air fryer?
Depending on the size of your air fryer, cooking frozen gyoza may take 8-18 minutes to cook, at 380ºF (193ºC).
Air Fryer Potstickers, Gyoza, Dumplings (Frozen) +Tasty Dip
- 1.25 kg frozen potstickers
- 4 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon ginger finely grated
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon green onion thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- Preheat your Air Fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.
- Air fry the frozen potstickers at 380ºF (193ºC) for 14 – 18 minutes. After preheating, place the frozen dumplings in your air fryer. Space evenly, then cook them until they turn slightly golden brown. No need to flip.
- Make the gyoza sauce by mixing the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, garlic, ginger, green onions, sesame seeds, sugar, and sesame oil.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat option, you can simply set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it air fry for 5 minutes.
- You can skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. Then check every 1-2 minutes to prevent your dish from getting burnt.
- If you don’t have low sodium soy sauce at home, you can make your own by making a 1:1 mixture of regular soy sauce and water.
- Please note that the end result of air frying gyoza will always be crispy.
- I used a 6-quart air fryer to make this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time. Continue air frying until you achieve your desired finish.
- Suggested cooking times:
- 6-qt air fryer: 380ºF (193ºC) for 14-18 minutes
- 4-qt air fryer: 380ºF (193ºC) for 8-12 minutes
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