Mmmm mmmm Mmmm. Sweet Potato chunks made in the air fryer are so delicious. These are full of flavor, and go great with different things. Maybe you are wondering, "What can I do with sweet potato chunks?" Sometimes I'll throw them in a bowl with black beans and veggies and call it lunch. My family loves them on burritos- they add the perfect texture and punch of flavor. I love to throw them on a salad, they make the salad more filling and turn it from a side dish into a meal. I've wrapped them in a pita with other air fried vegetables with similar seasonings, I've combined them with black beans and quinoa and a fabulous sauce to make quinoa bowls. They also go great on tacos. Or sometimes I just reach my hand into the fridge and pull some out to snack on as they are. They are that good!
For a quicker recipe using frozen sweet potato fries check out our Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer.
Basically what I'm saying is: you need these crispy on the outside, tender in the middle little pieces of heaven. You can also use this recipe for the frozen sweet potato chunks found at stores or even air fryer sweet potato fries. All you'll do is just cook them a little longer, shaking the basket every 4-5 minutes until crisped to perfection.
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chunks
Preheat air fryer to 450*F. Peel roughly one pound of sweet potatoes. If you're off by an ounce or 2, it's fine! If the potatoes are giant, this will be about 1 potato, if they're small it could be as many as 3-4. Medium.. about 2. You get the idea. Cut the sweet potato(s) into ½" cubes and place in a medium/ small bowl. Add the oil and toss or mix with a spatula to evenly coat the sweet potatoes. You don't need a lot of oil to make these, but you do need some or the outsides will burn. If you like the outsides extra crispy and bubbly- double the oil amount. Add the spices, and give them another toss or mix with a spatula to evenly coat. Place in the air fryer. Cook about 10 minutes total, shaking the basket around minute 5-6. Not all air fryers are created equal, (we have the NINJA XL that is also a grill) so check again at 8 minutes. The outside of the potatoes will turn dark and a little bubbly in places when they're done.
Tips & Tricks
These store great in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I enjoy them cold. To serve hot, place in a preheated air fryer (again to 450*) for 2-3 minutes.
If using frozen chunks or frozen sweet potato fries, use them frozen and make the same as directed, just cook an additional 2-5 minutes.
For sweet potato fries, simply cut into strips no bigger than ½" wide, and cook with the same method, but planning on a slightly longer cook time. My favorite way to eat sweet potato fries is to double the cumin and find a homemade copycat Red Robin campfire sauce such as this one. The flavor combination is absolute perfection.
Feel free to omit the cumin, half the salt and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon/ sugar mixture for a fun variation.Print