Air Fryer Spicy Onion Rings


Crispy and crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, with subtle layers of spicy flavor kicking in. Much healthier than deep frying. Serve warm with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Spicy Onion Rings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick


  • cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon RedHot Chile and Lime Seasoning Blend (such as Frank's®)

  • ½ teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning (such as Goya®)


  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning (such as Goya®)

  • ½ teaspoon RedHot Chile and Lime Seasoning Blend (such as Frank's®)

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


  1. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, flour, chile and lime seasoning, and adobo seasoning for the batter in a shallow bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Combine panko, adobo seasoning, and chile and lime seasoning in a shallow dish; mix well. Remove batter from the fridge. Dip onion rings first into the batter, then into bread crumb mixture, turning to coat, and gently shake off excess crumbs. Lightly spritz the onion rings with cooking spray on both sides.

  3. Preheat the air fryer to 340 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line the air fryer basket with a parchment liner or lightly spray with oil.

  4. Place the breaded onion rings into the fryer basket in an even layer, leaving about 1/2-inch space between the slices.

  5. Cook until crisp and lightly browned, flipping halfway through, 10 to 12 minutes. You may have to cook in batches, and cooking time may vary depending on the size and brand of your air fryer.

  6. Remove from the air fryer, transfer to a baking sheet, sprinkle with kosher salt, and place in a 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) oven to keep warm.

Cook's Notes:

You can find Chile n' Lime seasoning and Adobo seasoning in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. Adobo should be available at most stores, but if Chile n' Lime is not, use all Adobo.

Chilling the batter will make the breading adhere better. You may bread the onion rings, cover early in the day, and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
4g Fat
53g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1093mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 10g
Potassium 197mg 4%

* 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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