Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

Air Fryers are becoming more and more popular. They are super easy to use, so if you have an oven, they are an ideal option for you. They are high-tech, so are perfect for cooking, but are also great for recipe development. Today I will share with you a delicious recipe for Air Fryer Country Style Ribs.

I always love to make ribs. But I always wonder why my ribs are so tender, while my friends’ ribs are all dried up. That’s when I had my first Air Fryer experience. It was the time of Brian, who had lost his wife of 10 years to cancer, and I helped him get through his dark days. While I don’t know if it was the Air Fryer that did the trick for him, or perhaps it was another dimension that had been added to him by nature, I am sure that it did the trick, because after that day

Air Fryer Country Style Ribs are the perfect quick and easy side dish for any party. Squeeze in all the flavours while you’re making your sauces and batters. For the most part, fried foods are a calorie bomb, but air frying is a different story. You can make a full meal with these ribs, and even pair them with a side of baked beans for a complete meal.

How Long Do You Cook Air Fryer Country Style Ribs?

There are a few variables to consider when cooking meat in an air fryer. It depends on the size and thickness of the meat, the wattage of your air fryer and the level of doneness that you prefer.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Country Style Ribs?

It’s absolutely fine to eat the ribs on their own, but in order to have a complete meal, it would be wise to serve them with a nice side dish. Here are some of our favourite sides to serve with Country Style Ribs.

  • Air fryer steak fries
  • Air Fryer Onion Rings
  • Instant Pot Stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower
  • Air fryer potatoes
  • Sautéed or Air fried veggies
  • Potato salad
  • Macaroni salad
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Air Fryer French Fries
  • Instant Pot Apple Sauce

Can I Make Air-fried Ribs Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely. It is possible to cook the ribs in advance and then reheat them in the air fryer. Simply reheat at 350° for about 5-10 minutes until heated through. For a nice crust on the BBQ sauce, increase the temperature to 390° for another 3 minutes.

Why Are Country-style Ribs Different From Baby Back Ribs?

Baby Back Ribs contain the bones in-centre, which makes them feel extra tender to chew on! Country Style Ribs do not have this bone so they’re much lighter and easier for your mouth to enjoy than their baby back counterpart.

How Many Boneless Ribs Are Served Per Person?

Each rib is filled with so much meat that it goes a long way when hosting game day parties. You’re likely to serve about 2-3 ribs per person when you host that event. 

Is It Possible To Store Air Fried Country Style Ribs?

Definitely! They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days if they are well sealed. Also, you can freeze it for up to a month. To reheat, bake it in the oven or microwave it. During microwave cooking, heat in short bursts for 30 seconds until warm. For the air fryer, reheat for 6 minutes until warm, or at  380°F / 194°C.

Tips For Air Fryer Country Style Ribs:

  • To prevent meat from sticking to the rack of the air fryer, spray the rack before you use it.
  • Make sure the ribs are cut into pieces of similar size for even cooking.
  • Make sure there is some space between your ribs so the air can move around. Avoid stacking your ribs. They will cook much better if they have enough room to move around.
  • In order for the ribs to be cooked, their internal temperature must be at least 145*F. However, we like them closer to 160 F. Ultimately, it will depend on your personal preference, but don’t forget to cook them at least to 145 F. 
  • You shouldn’t apply the sauce before the last 10 minutes because the sugar in the BBQ sauce can burn.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 112g 

Calories: 643kcal

Calories from Fat: 84

Fat: 952g

Saturated Fat: 23g  

Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g

Trans Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 136 mg

Sodium: 388 mg 

Potassium: 492 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 1g  

Sugars: 9g  

Protein: 30g

Vitamin A:  299IU

Vitamin C: 1 mg

How To Make Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

This recipe is for air fryer country-style ribs that cook super fast, so no one will suspect that they weren’t slow-cooked all day. Here is a foolproof recipe for Air Fryer Babyback BBQ Ribs if you have never made ribs in the air fryer before. It truly is amazing, and for the past five years, I’ve made it at least weekly. After collecting all the ingredients, let’s start making Air Fryer Country Style Ribs.


  • Ribs country-style, 2 lbs
  • Smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder, 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper, 2 teaspoon
  • Barbecue sauce, 5 oz

Step by Step Instruction for Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

Step 1

Dry the ribs by rinsing them and patting them dry. Prepare a small bowl by mixing together the garlic powder, smoked paprika, and ground black seasoning.

Step 2

Set the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray nonstick cooking spray on the air fryer basket.

Step 3

Sprinkle a small amount of the seasoning mixture on the ribs.

Step 4

In the basket of the air fryer, arrange the ribs one by one. Cook for 20 minutes at 380 degrees. Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce after removing the basket. 

Step 5

Add the fried chicken back into the air fryer and cook for 2 more minutes. Using a meat thermometer, verify that the temperature of the pork is 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6

You can serve this dish with your favourite sides.

Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

Cuisine: American

Cuisine type: Dinner

Servings: 5 Servings

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Also Read: Lawry’s Prime Rib Recipe