Air Fryer Roasted Chestnuts


Cooking chestnuts in the air fryer is a great alternative to roasting them if you don't have a fireplace or don't want to use your oven. Use them in any dish calling for cooked chestnuts, or enjoy them with a mug of vin chaud for a delicious autumnal experience.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound chestnuts


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; remove from heat.

  3. Wash and dry chestnuts. Place flat-side down on a cutting board. Using a paring knife, score a large "X" on the rounded side, covering at least half of the chestnut. Make sure the knife goes through the outer skin and the brown layer underneath. This will aid peeling after being roasted.

  4. Soak chestnuts in hot water for 1 to 5 minutes, depending on how big they are. Remove chestnuts with a slotted spoon and immediately place them in the air fryer basket. Place 1 cup hot water inside the basket.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes. Shake well. Check to see if there is still water inside. If not, add another 1/2 cup. Continue cooking until the shells have peeled away and exposed flesh has browned, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove and allow to cool enough to be handled. Peel away the shells.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
1g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 46mg 228%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* 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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