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I've worked at Costco for 18 years. Here are 8 best things I get there to make in the air fryer.

A hand holds a package of Kirkland Signature bacon with a red and black label in front of a display
I make many foods, like Kirkland Signature hickory-smoked bacon, in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher
  • I've worked at Costco for 18 years and have a few favorite air-fryer-friendly products.

  • The Crazy Cuizine orange chicken and Kirkland Signature seasoned drumsticks are quick, easy meals.

  • When my family wants something sweet, I bake Ghirardelli triple-chocolate brownies in the air fryer.

As a Costco employee and mom of two kids, I love picking up items from the warehouse to make air-fryer meals for my family.

Here are eight things we get at Costco to make in the air fryer.

Crazy Cuizine Mandarin-orange chicken is a great dinner that's ready in less than 15 minutes.

The writer holds Crazy Cuizine Mandarin-orange chicken
The air fryer crisps up the breading on the Crazy Cuizine Mandarin-orange chicken.Veronica Thatcher

My family enjoys the Crazy Cuizine Mandarin-orange chicken at least twice a month. Each box contains 4 pounds of delicious lightly battered breast and rib meat and two packets of sweet, tangy orange sauce.

I air-fry the chicken at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for nine to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Once done, I place the crispy chicken in a bowl and toss it with the orange sauce.

The Ore-Ida golden crinkles french-fried potatoes are a versatile side.

Bright-red package of Ore-Ida golden crinkles french-fried potatoes with blue labels and images of fries and potatoes on bag
The Ore-Ida golden crinkles french-fried potatoes don't require oil in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher

The Ore-Ida golden crinkles french-fried potatoes don't require oil in the air fryer, which makes for easy cleanup.

I simply place the fries in the air fryer and cook them at 400 degrees F for about 12 minutes. The fries are gluten-free and come in an 8-pound bag.

The Bibigo vegetable spring rolls are crunchy on the outside and soft inside.

A hand holds a box of Bibigo vegetable spring rolls with images of spring rolls and soy sauce on the box
We dip the air-fried Bibigo spring rolls in soy-ginger sauce.Veronica Thatcher

The Bibigo vegetable spring rolls combine crispy wrappers with edamame, carrots, cabbage, onions, and leeks.

The spring rolls come with three packets of soy-ginger sauce and are quick and easy to prepare in the air fryer. Just pop them in the appliance at 400 degrees F for eight to nine minutes and let them stand for two minutes after cooking.

You can find a 3-pound box of the Bibigo spring rolls in the freezer section.

Kirkland Signature naturally hickory-smoked bacon crisps up perfectly in the air fryer.

A hand holds a package of Kirkland Signature bacon with a red and black label in front of a display
I love how easy it is to make Kirkland Signature naturally hickory-smoked bacon in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher

Kirkland Signature naturally hickory-smoked bacon is super tasty and sugar-free. I won't even buy bacon unless it's from the Kirkland Signature brand.

I like to cook mine in an air fryer-safe silicone pan at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes, depending on how many slices I make.

Ghirardelli triple-chocolate brownies bake beautifully in the air fryer.

Three white boxes with Ghirardelli label and pictures of brownies with chocolate chips on the front. The box has red labels
It's unconventional, but I bake Ghirardelli triple-chocolate brownies in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher

Believe it or not, I use the Ghirardelli triple-chocolate premium brownie mix to make dessert in my air fryer.

I combine my ingredients according to the directions on the box, place the batter in a silicone pan that fits in my air fryer, and let the brownies bake at 330 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Once baked through, I have a quick, fudgy dessert.

My family uses the Guerrero white-corn tortillas to make homemade chips.

A package of Guerrero tortillas with green and red labels and a picture of corn on the front of the bag
My family cuts up the Guerrero white-corn tortillas and air-fries them for an easy side.Veronica Thatcher

My family enjoys using the Guerrero white-corn tortillas to make homemade chips. We like to snack on these or use them in dishes like chilaquiles.

We simply cut the tortillas into triangles, spray them with avocado oil, and air-fry them at 350 degrees F until they're crispy, which takes about nine minutes.

Kirkland Signature seasoned drumsticks with garlic seasoning are a delicious air-fryer meal.

A package of raw drumsticks with a red-orange garlic seasoning  on a white tray with a Kirkland Signature label
Kirkland Signature seasoned drumsticks with garlic seasoning cook fast in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher

Kirkland Signature seasoned drumsticks with garlic seasoning can be grilled, but we like to cook them in the air fryer.

I air-fry them at 360 degrees F for a fast, easy dinner that's ready in 17 to 22 minutes. They're so flavorful, with a prominent but not overpowering garlic taste.

When I need a healthy side dish, I air-fry Prime Time Produce organic asparagus.

Two bags of Prime Time organic asparagus in see-through bags with red labels in a bin at Costco
Seasoned Prime Time Produce organic asparagus gets crispy and flavorful in the air fryer.Veronica Thatcher

When cooked in the air fryer, Prime Time Produce organic asparagus is soft, tender, and flavorful. All I have to do is season the veggies before placing them in the basket.

I add garlic butter, salt, and pepper, and air-fry them at 400 degrees F for five minutes.

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