Air fried Frozen dumplings or pot stickers are fantastic! Wow, it’s so easy to re-heat frozen dumpling in the air fryer and it’s even easier to eat them quick. They’re so addicting, so be ready to eat a whole bag of these Air Fried Frozen Potstickers and don’t be surprised.

Air Fryer Frozen Dumpling, Potstickers, Gyoza, Wonton Recipe in a basket

How to Re-Heat Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

Air fried frozen dumpling are super easy. Just remember that you need to add 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. Basically you want to make sure the outside stays nice and crispy golden and cooked perfectly on the inside.

Tips on Cooking Frozen Dumpling in the Air Fryer

  • Cook in just a single layer. This allows air to cook between the potstickers or dumplings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You don’t need to thaw the dumplings first. You can cook them straight from frozen.
  • Pro-Tip: here’s our favorite tools to help make air frying easier:
Evo Oil Sprayer
Evo Oil Sprayer

We LOVE Evo Oil Sprayers. Not the prettiest, but they’re functional and spritz oil great! They don’t clog up like many others we’ve bought. There’s different styles, but all seem to have the same great spray head. Works great for grilling!

8.5" Square Blue Silicone Mat
Perforated Silicone Mat

There are Square Mats & Round Mats. These perforated non-stick silicone mats are used to cook food in your air fryer or steamer to minimize sticking. Holes allow hot circulating air to cook the food & keeps the food from sticking.

Perforated Parchment Paper
Perforated Parchment Paper

Parchment sheets are great for your air fryer or bamboo steamer (food tends to stick most on wire basket or tray). Choose from different sizes, shapes, white and brown (unbleached). Holes allow air to cook food evenly.

Air Fryer Frozen Dumpling, Potstickers, Gyoza, Wonton Recipe on a plate

Video: How to Cook Frozen Dumplings or Potstickers

Air Fryer Frozen Dumpling, Potstickers, Gyoza, Wonton Recipe step by step photos

Air Fried Frozen Potstickers, Dumplings, Gyoza, Wontons? Are they the same thing?

  • 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.
  • But generally potstickers, dumplings and gyoza are the same.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Here’s a visual guide to different dumpling shapes. It’s fun to see all the different shapes and possibilities.

Why did Dumplings Potstickers burn in the air fryer?

All air fryers cook a little differently. If you need up with burnt potstickers 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.

Air Fryer Frozen Dumpling, Potstickers, Gyoza, Wonton Recipe |

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings (Gyoza, Potstickers)

There's several things which affect how the frozen dumplings cook. They all vary in size, thickness, type of filling, thickness & type of wrapper so you’ll have to adjust timing. For best and even cooking, don't overcrowd the basket. Fill just an even single layer. Cook in batches if needed.
Make sure to spray & completely coat the dumplings with oil so the wrapper gets crispy, not dry and hard.
All air fryers are different and some cook much hotter than others. Once you cook your first batch, you’ll know more of what works for your model of air fryer and size of food. These were tested on basket style air fryers. Read more recipe notes below the recipe. Nutrition will vary depending on individual dumpling types.
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  • 12 Frozen Dumplings
  • oil spray , to coat the dumplings
  • optional dipping sauce  (soy sauce & sesame seed oil, hoisin, sweet & sour, hot mustard, hot sauce, etc. – see write up above recipe for additional dip ideas)


  • Place the frozen dumplings in the air fryer basket and spread out into a single even layer. Spray liberally with oil to completely coat the dumplings. If you don't use oil spray the dumplings will cook dry and hard.
    Frozen dumplings in air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for about 6-8 minutes. Check after the first 6 minutes to make sure they don't burn. Some air fryers cook hotter than others.
    Half cooked dumplings in air fryer basket
  • Flip the dumplings over and continue to Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for another 2-6 minutes if needed until crispy on the outside OR until they are cooked to your preferred doneness.
    Fully cooked dumplings in air fryer basket
  • Allow them to cool for a bit. Serve with soy sauce or your favorite dip.
    Dumpling on a plate with 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. 
  4. Recipes were tested in 3.7 to 6 qt. air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, they might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.
  5. Remember to set a timer to flip/turn as directed in recipe.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 145kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 279mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

How to Serve Dumplings or Potstickers?

These delicious potstickers or dumplings are great on their own. But there’s other ways to enjoy and serve them:

  • As an appetizer. 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.
  • Fried rice, brown rice or any type of grain bowl. These are great in bowls.
  • Serve on a bed of fresh green lettuce for a great dumpling salad or potsticker salad.
  • Wrap in lettuce for a healthy lettuce wrap. We love wrapping dumplings in lettuce.

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

  • Sweet and sour sauce is always a popular favorite.
  • 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!
  • Hot sauce if you like spicy foods
  • Add some mayo to sriracha for an easy sriracha mayo dip

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

cheeseburger dumplings on plate

Here’s some more great homemade dumpling recipes to try in your air fryer.