Air Fryer Fried Pickles


This crispy and satisfying appetizer is a lower-guilt alternative to deep-fried pickle chips. Using pre-sliced pickle chips is a shortcut that makes this quick to prepare. You can reduce the sriracha sauce to 1 tablespoon if you like a milder sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 servings


Sriracha Mayo:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce

Pickle Chips:

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar dill pickle chips

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cooking spray


  1. Mix mayonnaise and sriracha sauce together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Drain pickles and dry them on paper towels.

  4. Mix egg and milk together in a bowl. Mix flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper together in another bowl.

  5. Dip pickle chips in egg mixture, then in flour mixture, coating both sides and lightly pressing flour mixture into chips.

  6. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place pickle chips in the basket in a single layer; split into 2 batches if necessary.

  7. Cook for 4 minutes; carefully flip chips. Cook until desired brownness, about 4 minutes more. Serve with sriracha mayo.

    close up view of a pile of Fried Pickles on a white platter, with sauce in a bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1024mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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