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13 Copycat Air Fryer Recipes That'll Make You Skip Takeout

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Let’s face it, we all love to eat out, but it adds up quick.

All you need for these copycat recipes is an air fryer (getting one is easy with these air fryer deals) and you can have your favorite dishes without the price tag.


1. Copycat Chick-fil-A Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Anyone else get major cravings for Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches on Sundays? Well, if you have an air fryer, then you can easily recreate the Chick-fil-A chicken recipe no matter what day of the week it is.

If you want a sandwich then keep the breast whole, but if you want copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets, then cut the chicken up before breading and putting in the air fryer. Either way, you’re going to love this air fryer chicken.

And when you do head to the restaurant, make sure you check out these Chick-fil-A coupons and menu hacks.


2. Copycat Cheesecake Factory Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

Some of the best copycat restaurant recipes start with The Cheesecake Factory! The avocado egg roll is no exception. Done in the air fryer, they’re not only delish but healthy, too!

Follow the avocado egg roll recipe and you won’t be sad. I promise.

You should also check out these savings hacks from Cheesecake Factory.


3. Copycat Outback Steakhouse Air Fryer Bloomin’ Onion Recipe

This copycat recipe for the Outback Steakhouse bloomin’ onion might just be your new favorite appetizer recipe.


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4. Copycat Taco Bell Air Fryer Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe

You can alter this copycat Crunchwrap recipe to suit your tastes — take away the meat to make it vegetarian, or add extra of your favorite ingredients. No matter what you do, it’s going to come out with the best texture from your air fryer!


RELATED: Every Taco Bell Hack You’ve Ever Wanted


5. Copycat KFC Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe

Make these copycat KFC potato wedges in the air fryer and you’ll save cash and calories.

Just make sure when you cook them up that you remember these mistakes to avoid with your air fryer.



6. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles Recipe

Confession: I’m slightly obsessed with fried pickles, and this air fryer fried pickle recipe is just like the ones at Texas Roadhouse!


7. Copycat Applebee’s Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Applebee’s mozzarella sticks are some of the best appetizers out there, but going out to eat every time you crave them will get spendy after a while. This air fryer recipe for mozzarella sticks is gonna make you feel like you’re indulging but without the guilt.


8. Copycat McDonald’s Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Copycat McDonald's Air Fryer French Fries

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French fries are seriously the best thing on the menu at McDonald’s, but with this air fryer McDonald’s french fry recipe, I don’t have to hit the drive-thru to get my fix.


RELATED: Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Save Money at McDonald’s


9. Copycat Panda Express Air Fryer Orange Chicken Recipe

Fair warning, if you make this air fryer version of Panda Express orange chicken once then you’re going to want it over and over. It’s that easy and delicious.


10. Copycat Chili’s Air Fryer Boneless Buffalo Wings Recipe

Air fryer chicken is seriously just as good as traditional fried chicken, which means this copycat recipe for Chili’s wings will make you just as happy as the real thing.

If you’re a traditionalist, then you’ll need these insider hacks to eat free or cheap at Chili’s.



11. Copycat Starbucks Air Fryer Banana Bread Recipe

Will it look exactly like those perfect little slices in the Starbucks case? No. But you can use a mix if you want, and that’s worth a slightly different look because this recipe for copycat Starbucks banana bread will taste amazing.

Since you’ll need a latte to go with it, go ahead and read these Starbucks hacks. If you just have to do it on your own, then watch out for espresso machine deals.


12. Copycat Popeye’s Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

I’ll say it again: you need more air fryer chicken in your life. Make this copycat recipe for Popeye’s fried chicken and thank me later.


13. Copycat Chipotle Air Fryer Burrito Bowl Recipe

Obviously, the whole bowl isn’t made in the air fryer, but it’s air fryer chicken with all of your favorite Chipotle ingredients. It’s perfect if you’re on a special diet, like keto or vegan — because you can easily customize what goes into your bowl.

If you are on a special diet then you need these money-saving tips for people on keto, whole30, paleo and vegan diets.


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