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Who knew it was so easy to make perfectly crispy bacon in the air fryer? There is finally a way to get away from defrosting in the microwave and bringing out the pan for a full cooking ,it’s time consuming, insn.t it? 

All you need is a frozen pack of bacon, your air fryer, and some patience.

If you try it once, you will quickly realize how convenient and delicious it is to have restaurant-style bacon that is both deliciously flavorful and crisp in just a few minutes. 

What’s special about this recipe

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the time spent in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor, frozen bacon cooked in an air fryer is the way to go. 

This easy and delicious recipe will have your mouth watering in no time and can be ready in as little as 20 minutes. Not only is this a cinch for busy mornings, but it also serves as a perfect complement to any other dinner recipes that require bacon. 

If indulging in crunchy, savory bacon is your thing but preparing it seems like a hassle, give this frozen bacon air fryer recipe a try – you won’t regret it!

Can you use air fryer to defrost frozen bacon?

Yes, absolutely. 

You can simply use an air fryer to defrost and cook it perfectly. 

Put frozen bacon in an air fryer and set the fryer to 325 F, and heat the bacon for 3-4 minutes. This will defrost it nicely, and its slices will get separated as well. 

You can also rely on a more traditional method and just set apart the frozen bacon on a plate – let it thaw at the room. 

I personally prefer to save time and use an air fryer to defrost it; it works nicely.

The important thing is that you have options when it comes to thawing your bacon without having to rush for an oven!

How Long To Cook Frozen Bacon In Air Fryer?

Ideally, I would say it takes around 18-22 minutes. The reason it varies is that some people prefer cooking at low temperatures, which takes a couple more minutes to get completely cooked.

Below is a range temperature and time range for different cooked conditions:

Cooked ConditionTemperature (F)Time (Mins)
Soft Cooked375 F16 Min
Semi Cooked375 F19 Min
Crispy Munch400 F21 Min

*The time and temperature may vary a little, depending on your air fryer model and capacity.

What’s the secret to making the bacon crispy?

If you’re looking for a delicious way to make crispy bacon, many experts believe adding a bit of water to the pan is the trick. 

To make such heavenly bacon, all you have to do is pour enough water into the pan so that the base is completely wet. 

But if you’re using an air fryer, you have to increase the cooking time by just 1-2 minutes above the recipe time for extra crispiness.

That’s it! A few minutes later, you’ll be enjoying scrumptious bacon with minimal mess and effort. 

What do you need for crispy cooked bacon?

If you’re looking to make some deliciously crispy bacon, all you need is a quality air fryer – I prefer using Chefman and Crownful air fryers as they have transparent window as well to monitor the performance. Also if you want to feed a large family , then Ninja Max XL air fryer is certainly an excellent contender. This air fryer is highly customizable and offers different settings for truly customized results.

Plus, the temperature range ensures that your bacon will literally sizzle as soon as it’s ready. And don’t forget the tongs! The tongs are crucial for separating the bacon slices without making a mess.

Some Pro Tips

  • Prefer using regular sliced bacon slices in your air fryer. However, it is also possible to do thick-cut bacon, but you‘ll have to increase the time a little further.
  • Although you don’t need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe, just if you are using an air fryer to defrost the bacon, that 3-4 mins serve the purpose.


1- A pack of frozen bacon 

2- Kitchen Tongs

Recipe- Step-by-step Guide

frozen bacon in air fryer
Frozen Bacon in Air Fryer
Ab ChaudharyAb Chaudhary
If you're looking for a way to reduce the time spent in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor, frozen bacon cooked in an air fryer is the way to go.
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Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • Air Fryer
  • Kitchen Tongs


  • A pack of frozen bacon


  • Take the frozen bacon out of the fridge and defrost it in the air fryer.
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  • For defrosting, set the temp. To 325 F and the time to 4 mins.
  • Take it out, and separate the slices with the help of tongs or a knife.
  • Now arrange the slices in layers in the air fryer basket.
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  • Make sure not to overfill the basket.
  • Put the basket in the air fryer and set the time to 20 mins.
  • Set the temperature to 400 F.
  • After every 4 mins, change the bacon sides.
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  • And finally, after 20 mins, your crispy bacon is ready to eat. 
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Nutritional Facts

According to verywellfit, Per 34.5 grams have following nutritional values:

*The nutritional facts may vary depending upon product, brand and geographical area.


Can you defrost the frozen bacon in an air fryer?

Defrosting bacon in an air fryer is easy as pie. Not only that, it's less time-consuming than the traditional way of using a microwave. All you need to do is put it in your air fryer, set the time and temperature - usually 4 minutes and 275-325 degrees Fahrenheit - and then let it do its work! The result? Perfectly defrosted bacon in no time at all. 

So if you're ever stuck with frozen bacon and don't have the patience to wait for a more typical method of thawing, your air fryer will come to your rescue!

Ab Chaudhary

AboutAb Chaudhary

Hi, my name is Basit Ali. I’m a cooking enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! I also like to upgrading my kitchen accessories from time-to-time with all sorts of interesting gadgets for making food prep easier and more convenient than ever before.

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