Air fried Frozen potstickers or dumplings are super quick and easy. Wow, it’s so easy to re-heat frozen dumpling in the air fryer and it’s even easier to eat them quick. These are just as good as what you can get in the restaurants and it’s so much more budget friendly! We’re obsessed with air fryer frozen potstickers.

air fryer frozen dumplings potstickers in basket

Can You Re-Heat Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings?

Definitely yes! Air fried frozen dumpling are super easy to pop in the air fryer and ready to eat in about 10 minutes. But you will need to add a little oil spray on top of the frozen dumplings so that they cook crispy and not dry. If you don’t oil them enough, the wrappers will be dried out, tough and white while you try to cook the frozen insides. It’s important to make sure the outside stays nice and crispy golden and cooked perfectly on the inside.

air fryer frozen dumplings on plate with sauce

Do you need to thaw the dumplings or potstickers first?

No need to thaw the dumplings first. But if you did that’s ok. The dumplings will be a little quicker to cook. You should still add a little oil spray on the outside of all the dumplings or potstickers so they don’t dry out during air frying.

Video: How to Air Fry Frozen Dumplings or Potstickers

Tips on How to Cook Frozen Dumplings in the Air Fryer

  • Single Layer: It’s important to air fry these potstickers in just a single layer. Placing them in a singl layer allows air to cook between the potstickers or dumplings.
  • Avoid stacking to avoid sticking: Don’t stack the dumplings. They will definitely start to stick together if you do this. So be patient and air fry just enough to fill your basket or rack.
  • Cook in batches if needed. If you’re wanting to cook a lot, you’ll need to cook in batches. But as you cook the next batches, timing will be less. The air fryer will already be hot so you won’t need as much air frying time.
  • A little bit of oil spray makes a difference: Make sure to spray & completely coat the dumplings with oil so the wrapper gets crispy, not dry and hard. The additional light spray of oil really helps to get the potstickers, gyoza or dumplings crispy.
  • Make sure to gently flip or toss the air fryer frozen dumplings after the first 6 minutes of air frying. That will help them cook more evenly.
  • You can also use this air fryer method for all wontons and gyoza.
  • All air fryer frozen potsticker cook time and photo details are in the recipe box below.
  • Pro-Tip: here’s our favorite tools to help make air frying easier:

Must Haves to Make Air Frying Better

Evo Oil Sprayers
Evo Oil Sprayers

The Evo Oil Sprayers are the best. Perfect for air frying, grilling, and everyday cooking. Don’t clog like most others we’ve bought and have a good spray. There’s a bunch of bottle types, but most all have the same great spray head.

8.5" Square Orange Silicone Mat
Perforated Silicone Mat

Perforated Non-Stick Silicone Mats are so nice for air frying. They come in Square or Round. The mats will minimize sticking and still have the holes to allow the hot air to flow around the food like it should in an air fryer.

Perforated Air Fryer Parchment Paper
Perforated Parchment

Perforated Parchment Sheets are perfect for air frying or steaming in a bamboo steamer. Minimize sticking, easy clean up, and great air flow with the holes in the sheets. A must have if you have a wire basket/tray.

air fryer frozen dumplings potstickers in basket

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings – Potstickers

Cook from frozen. You don't need to thaw first.
Be sure to completely coat the dumplings with oil spray so the wrapper gets crispy. Dry areas will air fry up hard, not crispy.
Dumplings will all cook a little different. They’ll have different thickness of wrappers, size, filling types, how cold the freezer is, etc. Adjust the timing as needed based on your experiences. All air fryers are different and some cook more intensely than others. Once you cook your first batch, you’ll know more of what works for your air fryer.
Nutrition will vary depending on different dumpling types.
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  • 12 Frozen Dumplings
  • oil spray , to coat the dumplings

Optional Dipping Sauce Ideas

  • soy sauce & sesame seed oil, hoisin, sweet & sour sauce, hot mustard, hot sauce, etc. – see write up above recipe for additional dip ideas)


  • Place the frozen dumplings/potstickers in the air fryer basket/tray and spread out into a single layer (cook in batches if needed).
    Uncooked potstickers in air fryer basket
  • Spray with oil to completely coat the dumplings. Dry wrapper areas will cook hard, not crispy.
    Spraying Uncooked potstickers with oil
  • Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for 6 minutes. Check and turn the dumplings/potstickers.
    Half cooked potsticker in air fryer basket
  • Continue to Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for another 2-6 minutes if needed until they are crispy on the outside OR until they are cooked to your liking.
    Fully cooked potsticker in air fryer basket
  • Allow them to cool for a bit. Serve with your favorite dip
    Potstickers on plate with soy dipping sauce


Air Frying Tips and Notes:
1. Cook Frozen – Do not thaw first.
2. Turn as needed. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.
3. Recipe timing is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If cooking in multiple batches back to back, the following batches may cook a little quicker. 


YouTube video

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 279mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

Difference between Air Frying Frozen Potstickers, Dumplings, Gyoza, Wontons?

different brands of gyoza, potstickers
  • Similarities: Potstickers, dumplings and gyoza are all basically the same style and shape when you buy them frozen. There’s so many variations on what different brands call their product. And there are so many different types of dumplings.
  • But generally potstickers, dumplings and gyoza are the same.
  • Different fillings: How they vary are in the types of fillings. Some have vegetables and/or with other meat fillings like with pork, chicken, beef or shrimp. There’s even some with different types of seafood and tofu.
  • Varying brands: There’s some brands that vary in styles that are more specific like shu-mai or steamed bun shapes. Those vary a lot in size and thickness, so you have to adjust cooking times accordingly. You won’t see many branded specifically as air fryer dumplings, but just about any dumpling/potsticker that you can pan fry, deep fry, or bake can be air fried.
  • It’s fun to see all the different shapes and possibilities. Here’s a interesting article on different dumplings from around the world.
air fryer frozen dumplings in basket

Did your Dumplings or Potstickers burn in the air fryer?

This could happen depending on the model of air fryer that you have. All air fryers cook a little differently. If you need up with burnt pot stickers or dumplings, try air frying them for a little less time. Start with the base 6 minutes and make sure to check them. If they need additional time just air fry them for 1 minute at a time. Also, did you add a little oil spray on them? The light oil spray definitely helps crisp them up without burning and drying them. out.

Delicious ways to serve air fried dumplings and potstickers

Sometimes these are great as an immediate snack. These delicious potstickers or dumplings are great on their own. But there’s other ways to enjoy and serve them to make them into a bigger meal.

  • Appetizer or side dish: They’re perfect for parties! Serve a platter of these with some different types and you have a fantastic appetizer plater. Add some chopped raw veggies to make it a healthier appetizer platter.
  • With a grain bowl: Fried rice, brown rice, quinoa or couscous or any type of grain bowl. These are great in bowls.
  • Healthy salad option: Serve on a bed of fresh green lettuce for a great dumpling salad or potsticker salad.
  • Lower carb lettuce wraps: Wrap in lettuce for a healthy lettuce wrap. We love wrapping dumplings in lettuce.
  • Hope you enjoy these air fryer frozen potstickers!

Best Dips or Sauces to Serve with Gyoza-Potstickers-Dumplings

  • Sweet and sour sauce is always a popular favorite dipping sauce.
  • Soy sauce mixed with a little sesame seed oil or black vinegar is a popular condiment for dumplings.
  • Chili Garlic Crunch (add a little chili garlic sauce or chili crunch/crisp to it too!)
  • Hoisin sauce is a common dipping sauce found in most international aisles of grocery stores.
  • Peanut dip is easy to find in pre-made bottles of your market.
  • Simple, flavorful low sodium version. Add some crushed ginger with low sodium soy sauce
  • Even bbq sauce is awesome on these air fryer frozen potstickers
  • Hot sauce if you like spicy foods
  • Add some mayo to sriracha for an easy sriracha mayo dip
  • Try our healthy turkey lettuce cups, chicken lettuce wraps and spicy chicken lettuce wraps.

Try these homemade cheeseburger dumplings. They’re super delicious!