How to Air Fry Jackfruit

Don’t like the usual jackfruit? Well, you can consider air frying the jack fruit. In the below part of the article, we will let you know how to air fry jackfruit.

Jackfruit is known as the biggest fruit out there. Although it is very popular in India and nearby countries, it is not that known in the USA and western countries. If you have access to jackfruit then you should consider yourself as lucky as it is very healthy. Usually, jackfruit is consumed when it is ripe. It can be also referred to as a curry when not matured.

One of the interesting ways to prepare your jackfruit is through an air fryer. Although most of the people usually cook the jackfruit on the stovetop, an air fryer can help you to bring variation in the recipe. In the below part of the article, we will let you know how to cook the jackfruit.

A Bit More about Jackfruit

Although jackfruit first appeared in the rainforest of India, nowadays it is farmed in a lot of countries. Some of the countries where the food is widespread include Thailand, Brazil, Australia, the Philippines, etc. Jackfruit is becoming more popular in the USA day by day recently although not harvested in there. One of the interesting things about the jackfruit is it will give you a rotten onion smell when it is ripe.

You will require removing the spikey cover from the above and then removing the pulp inside. There will be seeds in all the pulps that should be removed. The size of the jackfruit is pretty big and they can go up to 100lbs in size. That means an average-sized jackfruit is more than enough for a family for a meal. You will get around 157 grams of calories, 2 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, 40 mg of calcium, 38 grams of carbs, etc. from the jackfruit.

The jackfruit is also pretty rich in different types of vitamins. There are more vitamins in the Jackfruit compared to some other fruits like bananas, apricot, avocados, etc. There are also different types of minerals including magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, etc. That is not everything, you will also get antioxidants from the jackfruit which is very helpful to protect the body cells from damage.

How to Air Fry Jackfruit

The good news is there are several ways to eat jackfruit. You can even eat the cover and the seeds of the food along with the pulps. In the below part of the article, we will discuss the steps you need to follow for air frying the jackfruit. At first, let’s talk about the ingredients. We will require the jackfruits, which you should find canned in the super shops. The raw jackfruits will work too if you can manage.

In the case of raw, you will require removing the pulp and then the seeds from the pulp. Whether the fruit is raw or canned, you should clean them properly after removing them. Then you will require marinating the marination include the milk, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper sauce. Create a mixture of them and put them aside.

Then you will require creating the breading mixture for the recipe. For this, you will require panko breadcrumbs, salt, paprika, and other seasonings of your choice. Be free to use as many seasonings as you want to get the best outcome. You will require a little amount of olive oil to cook the items in the air fryer.  When you have everything, follow the below steps to air fry jackfruit.

Step 1

At first, prepare the marinade mixture and then toss the jackfruit in the mixture. Make sure to coat all the pieces with the marination and then leave it covered for around 30 minutes or more. Once completing the marination, you will require mixing the ingredient for the breading in another bowl. Mix them properly and then take off the pieces from the marination and put them in the breading mixture.

Step 2

Once after preparing the ingredients, now it is time to prefer your air fryer for the cooking. Simply put your air fryer on a heat-resistant surface. We are recommending the heat-resistant surface here to prevent the chance of any unwanted issues due to the heat as you will require cooking the food for a long period. After turning on the air fryer, you may consider preheating the air fryer although that is not much necessary.

Step 3

Once after making the air fryer is ready, now you can add the ingredient inside the machine. Take off the air fryer basket and organize the jackfruit in a single layer. You may require cooking them in multiple batches as there will not be much space in a single layer if your air fryer is not big. Never think of stacking the food as this will cause uneven cooking.

Step 4

The next thing you need to do is to slide back the air fryer basket in its compartment. Before doing that, you can lightly spray the pieces to bring the preferred crispiness and texture. The ingredients usually require around 20 minutes to be cooked perfectly in the air fryer. The duration might be a bit more or less based on the air fryer unit and some other factors. Be sure to check frequently after cooking for around 15 minutes.

The recommended temperature for this cooking will be around 400 F. Once after adding the food to the basket, there is not much work left for you.

Step 5

Once after cooking for the recommended period, you can open the air fryer basket and check the condition of the food. If you find them properly cooked, you should turn off the air fryer and take off the basket. Or, if they need to be cooked for a bit longer, you can also do that.

Once done, take them out and enjoy.


An air fryer is a great tool for cooking your ingredients in the easiest way. You can try this easy and unique air fryer recipe to bring variation to your usual meals. We hope you will find this recipe on how to air fry jackfruit useful.

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