Best Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts

2021-12-27
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 25m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    62.5
  • Carbohydrates

    3.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    7.2 mg
  • Fat

    4.2 g
  • Fiber

    0.7 g
  • Protein

    2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.5 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    136.7 mg
  • Sugar

    2.3 g
  • Trans Fat

    2.0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.5 g
  • Potassium

    74.0 mg
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Best air fryer bacon-wrapped chestnuts. The best way to cook water chestnuts is with an air fryer. You can’t beat the taste of a bacon-wrapped chestnut, and they’re so easy to make!

What are some of the benefits of an air fryer?

There are many benefits to using an air fryer. First, these devices use a minimal amount of oil. Second, they can cook food faster. Finally, they are healthier for you because the food doesn’t absorb as much grease as it would with a traditional frying pan.

Benefits of Air Fryers:

– Minimal oil consumption – Faster cooking time – Reduced fat consumption

Does an air fryer make the bacon crispy?

Trying to get the perfect bacon crispiness is an ongoing struggle. There are so many factors that go into creating the perfect bacon, but one of the most important is how you cook it. A lot of people will say that if you fry your bacon in a skillet it will get crispy, but some would argue that using an air fryer makes it more crispy.

We see two very different results when we compare frying bacon in oil on a pan with an air fryer. The only way to find out which one is better for making bacon crispy is to test them both out and see which one tastes better.

What are the benefits of eating bacon-wrapped water chestnuts?

One of the main benefits of eating bacon-wrapped chestnuts is that they are a delicious way to enjoy your Christmas feast.

This is because they are salty and sweet, and this provides a contrast with other foods. They also provide a crunchy aspect as well as an extra element of flavor as you can taste the saltiness from the bacon and sweetness from the chestnuts.

Best Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz (300 g) sliced bacon, cut into thirds
  • 2 (8 oz 9240 ml) each) whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup brown cugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Method

Step 1

Preheat your air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Wrap each slice of bacon around a drained water chestnut and secure it with a toothpick. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce. Whisk well and set aside.

Step 3

Place bacon-wrapped chestnuts in the air fryer basket. Fry at 375 F (180 C) for 10 minutes, flipping them and brushing with the sauce halfway through.

Step 4

Remove fried bacon-wrapped chestnuts from the fryer and transfer them to a serving plate. Serve with more sauce. Enjoy!

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