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If you want to make a delicious air fryer chuck roast recipe, you are in the right place! Air fryer chuck roast is the perfect easy family dinner.
The best part is, chuck roast in the air fryer can be ready in less than 10 minutes with this steak bite recipe. Flexible on seasonings, quick cleanup and the whole family will love. Winning recipe all around!
Why this recipe works
Air fryer chuck roast is a great family friendly dinner that is cost effective, delicious and pairs well with so many side dishes such as Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower, Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes and Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries.
Chuck roast in the air fryer is cooked in thin strips of beef so it is ready very quickly and is a great bite sized option for kids and adults alike.
Your friends and family will all be asking for this air fryer chuck roast recipe because it is so easy and only requires a few ingredients! It is also very flexible for different seasonings and dipping sauces.
Boneless Beef Chuck Roast: Chuck roast, sometimes called “pot roast”, can be found in the meat section of most grocery stores. Other similar cuts you can use for this recipe are the chuck eye, blade roast, shoulder roast, shoulder steak, arm steak, arm roast, cross-rib roast, or seven-bone roast.
Steak Seasoning: You can use a steak seasoning such as Montreal steak seasoning or any seasoning of choice that you prefer.
Ranch Seasoning Powder: Ranch seasoning powder/dressing mix is optional but it adds additional depth of flavor. Give it a try for sure!
Oil: Any oil of choice such as olive oil or vegetable oil. This will add an extra crust to your meat. You can cook without oil if you choose.
Air Fryer Safe Cooking Spray: Optional.
How to cook chuck roast in air fryer
Optional: Lightly spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Cooking spray helps sticking if you are cooking a larger batch.
Slice chuck roast into thin strips (about ¼ inch strip thickness).
Place chuck roast strips into small bowl and combine with oil and seasonings of choice. Mix well until chuck roast is thoroughly coated.
Preheat air fryer to 400°F
Place chuck roast strips in fryer basket. Do not overfill basket. One even layer is recommended.
Cook on 400°F for approximately 4 minutes.
Depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket and amount of chuck roast strips in the basket, you can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1 minute until you reach your desired level of doneness as needed.
Pre-Heating Air Fryer: I recommend pre-heating air fryer. However, if you choose not to pre-heat, add about 3-4 minutes to your cook time.
Check for doneness at the end of your cook time and add additional cook time as needed until your chuck roast strips reach desired level of doneness.
This recipe works well with any brand of air fryer including Ninja Foodi, Gourmia, Vortex, Nuwave, Cuisinart, Cosori, Power XL and Power Air.
Can you cook chuck roast in the air fryer?
Yes! You can definitely cook chuck roast in the air fryer. However, I recommend cutting the chuck roast into smaller pieces to reduce cook time.
For this air fryer chuck roast recipe, I recommend thin strips because they are well seasoned and cook very quickly. You want to be careful about cooking a chuck roast air fryer style if you are cooking it whole as it can produce alot of liquid.
Depending on your air fryer basket, too much liquid may impair the cooking process (ie: steam the meat). Also, you need to be careful about running your air fryer for too long to prevent overheating.
Many chuck roast recipes call for anywhere from 2 to 6 hours of cooking. That could run the risk of overheating your air fryer.
FAQ and expert tips
Yes, you can air fry a chuck roast. Your cook times will vary depending on the size of pieces you are cooking. Depending on the size of the boneless chuck roast, it is likely not advisable to cook it whole due to the long cook time that would be required (which may cause the air fryer to overheat).
Yes, you can air fryer a pot roast. However, you need to be very careful not to overheat your air fryer. Typically a pot roast is cooked in the oven for up to 4 hours. It may not be advisable to cook in your air fryer for this long.
Yes! You can cook raw meat in an air fryer. It is an absolutely delicious way to get an excellent crust on the outside of your meat and keep it tender and juicy on the inside.
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Air Fryer Chuck Roast
- Optional: Lightly spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Cooking spray helps sticking if you are cooking a larger batch.
- Slice chuck roast into thin strips (about ¼ inch strip thickness).
- Place chuck roast strips into small bowl and combine with oil and seasonings of choice. Mix well until chuck roast is thoroughly coated.
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F
- Place chuck roast strips in fryer basket. Do not overfill basket. One even layer is recommended.
- Cook on 400°F for approximately 4 minutes.
- Depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket and amount of chuck roast strips in the basket, you can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1 minute until you reach your desired level of doneness as needed.