Air Fryer Jackfruit Recipes

These jackfruit nuggets are flavorful and have a crispy fried shell with a secret ingredient that keeps everything together. I love using my air fryer for these dishes since it eliminates so much oil and fat. And it results in these incredibly crisp bits. Add your favorite wing sauce and serve.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 6 medium (blank)s rice paper sheets
  • 1 (14 ounce) can jackfruit, drained and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (chickpea water)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Step 1: Combine the buttermilk marinade ingredients in a large mixing basin.

Step 2: Place the trimmed jackfruit in the marinade for 30 minutes, stirring to coat all pieces.

Step 3: While the jackfruit is marinating, prepare the breading mixture in a separate big mixing dish.

Step 3: When the jackfruit has finished marinating, spoon each piece into a separate medium-sized dish, keeping the remaining liquid.

Step 4: Fill a liquid measuring cup halfway with the remaining marinade liquid.

Step 5: Add 34 cups all-purpose flour to the same basin that held the marinating liquid.

Step 6: Slowly pour the marinade liquid back into the flour mixture, whisking constantly, until you get a pancake-like consistency.

Step 7: Arrange your three bowls in the following order: jackfruit (furthest away from the air fryer basket), liquid batter, and breading mixture (closest to the air fryer basket).

Step 8: Dip the jackfruit pieces into the liquid batter with a spoon or tongs, then carefully push each piece into the breading mixture until completely covered on both sides, then place in the air fryer basket.

Step 9: Spray a good amount of neutral oil on both sides of each jackfruit slice.

Step 10: Cook for 20 minutes at 400°F in an air fryer.

Time Duration

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Additional: 5 mins
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 71.3g; fat 5.1g; sodium 3454.6mg.


How long does jackfruit take to fry?

Cooking jackfruit in a pan. Pan-frying is a quick and easy technique to prepare jackfruit. Simply sauté sliced onions in a little oil in a skillet, then add minced garlic and 1 chopped red pepper and simmer for 10-15 minutes. 1 tin drained jackfruit, a splash of water, and a couple of tbsp barbecue sauce

How do you remove bitterness from jackfruit?

Bring another stock cube and water to a boil. Cook for another hour before rinsing. It should now be soft and cooked through, and easy to break apart with your hands.
Once chilled, marinate your jackfruit and use it in your dishes as usual.

Can jackfruit be poisonous?

Despite the fact that jackfruit seeds contain several nutrients, some health professionals feel that they are harmful and can affect a person’s health. It can also be a cause of death in persons.

Does jackfruit actually taste like meat?

The texture of jackfruit is thick and fibrous, comparable to that of a banana, mango, or pineapple. However, the flavor is fairly unique. Some think it’s sweet, while others say it tastes like pulled pork, especially when cooked.

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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