Air fryer dungeness crab legs (fresh or frozen)

Air fryer is the quickest way to cook or reheat crab legs at home. Directions are so easy, your ready to eat crab will be done in less than 10 minutes

What crab legs to use

When in season i use dungeness crab. It fit perfect in to the air fryer basket! Sprinkle crab legs with some seasoning and enjoy. Snow crab is another great option for an air fryer because it also fits. We usually purchase snow crab already frozen in plastic bag in carton boxes. This packaging saves all the flavor and prevent legs from getting freezer burned


Cook it from frozen

If all you have is a bag of frozen crab legs, no need to worry. They will be absolutely delicious and taste just like fresh. Just add 2 minutes to a cooking time.


  • 1 lb crab legs about two crab leg clusters
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning*
  • 1/2 cup butter melted, for dipping


  • Season crab legs with the old bay or cajun spices and place in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes at 345 degrees. There is no need to preheat the air fryer.
  • Crack legs and dip crab meat in butter for extra flavor

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