How to cook Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer?- Easy guide

If you have never made chicken sausage in an air fryer, then you are missing out. This easy guide on how to cook chicken sausage in air fryer will take you along some do’s and don’ts on cooking sausages.

Every time I cook sausage in an air fryer, it comes out perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

This has made the air fryer my favorite way to cook sausages, and it does it perfectly every single time!

You do not need to turn them around much like when cooking them in a pan, making it a more hands-free cooking experience.

Also, with no oil, I get a nice, thin, crispy layer outside the sausages. Cooking chicken sausages this way in the air fryer is one of my favorite ways to cook sausages.


1. 4 Chicken Sausages- Your choice of sausages (e.g., bratwurst, Italian sausage, chicken sausage)

2. Cooking oil spray (optional)

How to cook Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer?

1. Arrange the Sausages: I first line the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper, then place the sausages, ensuring they are not touching or overlapping for even cooking. 

It is optional, but you can lightly spray the sausages with cooking oil for added crispiness.

Air fryer Chicken Sausage uncooked
No need to thaw the sausage.

 I didn’t do so for this recipe, but I recommend trying it with oil, which helps retain moisture.

2. Air Fry at 200°C (392°F) for 6 Minutes: Cook the sausages for the first 6 minutes at 200°C (392°F). This initial cooking time helps start the browning process. You would see the outsides of the sausage already crisping up.

Air frying chicken sausage on one side
Chicken Sausages that are cooked on one side.

3. Flip the Sausages: After the first 6 minutes, carefully flip the sausages using tongs. This will help in cooking the sausages evenly on both sides. 

Flipping chicken sausage in air fryer
Chicken Sausage after flipping in air fryer

4. Air Fry for Another 4-6 Minutes: Continue cooking the sausages for another 4-6 minutes at the same temperature. The total cooking time should now be 10-12 minutes.

Cooked for 12 minutes

5. Check for Doneness: Check the internal temperature of the sausages using a meat thermometer. It should reach a safe internal temperature (varies by type, typically around 74°C or 165°F for pork and chicken sausages). If the outside is all brown and crispy, then it is ready to be eaten.

6. Serve: Remove them from the air fryer once the sausages are cooked and have a nice golden brown exterior.

What temperature do you cook air fryer sausage?

The temperature at which you cook air fryer sausages can vary based on many factors, like the sausage type, air fryer model, and the thickness of the sausage.

Cooking sausages at a lower temperature can produce a juicier interior while still achieving a crispy exterior. Generally, temperatures ranging from 175°C to 200°C (about 350°F to 392°F) are ideal for air frying a sausage, and I would recommend you stay within this temperature range.

How to cook Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer

The timings can vary from 12- 18 minutes depending on the temperature at which you cook the sausage and the air fryer wattage.

Are sausages better in oven or air fryer?

Choosing which is a better option to cook sausages is a personal choice. However, there are a few factors that one should consider.

1. Cooking capacity- Considering the cooking capacity, the oven can cook way more sausages at once, so if you prefer quantity, go for the oven.

2. Time- If you want to get your sausages done quickly, go with the air fryer as it cooks them in half the oven time.

3. Texture- This factor greatly influences choosing an oven or air fryer to cook sausages. Some might favor the juiciness of oven-cooked sausages. In contrast, others appreciate an air fryer’s quick and crispy outcomes.

How long does it take to cook sausage in air fryer?

Sausages are done within 12-18 minutes, depending on the type of sausage, temperature, and the air fryer you use.

If yu cook the sausages at 200°C then you will be done within 12 minutes. However, I suggest you keep an eye on the sausages and cook them for a bit longer if you want the outside to be a bit crisper.

If you are looking at a temperature lower than 200°C, you might want to add a few more minutes of cooking time.

Both frozen and raw sausages have the same cooking time. But if you think you need a bit longer, then go ahead and cook it for a few more minutes.

Types of sausages you can cook in the Air fryer

You can cook any sausage in the air fryer, but the most common ones are mentioned below. Just follow the same steps in the case of all these sausages, and they will be air-fried to perfection.

1. Italian Sausage: Whether sweet or spicy, Italian sausages are popular for cooking in the air fryer. They can be used in sandwiches, pasta dishes, or served independently.

2. Andouille Sausage: A flavorful and spicy sausage often used in Cajun and Creole cuisine. It can be air-fried for dishes like jambalaya or gumbo.

3. Apple Sausage: Sweet and savory apple sausages can be air-fried for a delightful combination of flavors. They work well in breakfast dishes or as part of a flavorful meal.

4. Smoked Sausage: Smoked sausages, such as kielbasa or chorizo, can be air-fried for a quick and tasty result. They can be used in various dishes, from skillet meals to appetizers.

5. Frozen Sausage: Many types of sausages are available in frozen form, and the air fryer is best for cooking them directly from the freezer.

Recipes to make with air fryer sausage

1. Hot Dogs: Classic hot dogs with sausages in buns, topped with various condiments like ketchup, mustard, onions, and relish.

2. Pigs in a Blanket: Sausages wrapped in crescent roll or puff pastry dough, baked until golden, and served as bite-sized appetizers.

3. Sausage and Peppers Sandwich: Grilled or sautéed sausages served with bell peppers and onions in a sub roll or baguette. Something similar to our ham and cheese sandwiches.

4. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito: Scrambled eggs, sautéed sausage, cheese, and other breakfast ingredients wrapped in a tortilla.

5. Sausage Pizza: Sliced sausages as a topping on pizza, complemented by tomato sauce, cheese, and other preferred toppings.

6. Sausage and Potato Skillet: Sliced sausages cooked with potatoes, onions, and herbs in a skillet for a hearty one-pan meal.

7.. Sausage and Bean Stew: Sausages combined with beans, tomatoes, and various seasonings to create a flavorful and comforting stew.

8. Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms: Sausage and spinach mixture stuffed into mushroom caps and baked until golden and delicious..

9. Sausage Fried Rice: Sliced sausages stir-fried with rice, vegetables, soy sauce for a quick and tasty meal.

10. Sausage and Cheese Quesadillas: Sausages, cheese, and other favorite ingredients are stuffed between tortillas until the cheese is melted.

11. Sausage and Pasta Bake: Cooked pasta mixed with sautéed sausage, marinara sauce, and cheese, baked until bubbly.

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How to cook Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Sausage

If you like sausages, then check out this easy and quick way to cook chicken sausages in the air fryer and get a nice crispy exterior and a juicy, meaty interior. Make this Breakfast sausage in 10 minutes in the air fryer and enjoy your easy Air Fryer Chicken Sausage.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 4 pieces Chicken Sausages
  • 1 Spray Olive Oil


  • Arrange sausages on a perforated parchment-lined air fryer basket optionally, lightly spray with cooking oil for added crispiness (recommended). The sausages are frozen here, but they would separate at the 5-minute mark, they just need enough room.
    Air fryer Chicken Sausage uncooked
  • Air fry at 200°C (392°F) for 6 minutes to initiate browning, observing the outsides crisping up.
    Air frying chicken sausage on one side
  • Flip sausages carefully using tongs after the initial 6 minutes for even cooking on both sides.
    Flipping chicken sausage in air fryer
  • Continue air frying for another 4-6 minutes at the same temperature, totaling a cooking time of 10-12 minutes.
  • Check doneness with a meat thermometer, aiming for a safe internal temperature (typically around 74°C or 165°F for pork and chicken sausages). If the exterior is brown and crispy, it's ready.
  • Serve when sausages are cooked with a golden brown exterior, removing them from the air fryer.
    How to cook Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer


1. You can spray some cooking oil on top of the sausages to get a nice crispy texture outside without the sausage drying out.
2. I never poke holes while cooking sausages in an air fryer as I do not want the insides to dry out, and the air fryer anyway cooks the sausage evenly, so it is unnecessary.
3. Depending on the type of meat is used to make the sausage, the cooking times might differ, so be aware of that.
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