Frozen Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer: Pork or Chicken!

When I’m craving something warm and savory for lunch, dumplings and potstickers are some of my favorites. I used to cook them in the microwave for convenience, but did you know you can make Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer too?

It is a game changer! The exterior texture is a little more crispy but still has that pleasant doughiness that you want from a dumpling. Inside, the warm filling is juicy and bursting with flavor.

Starting with Bibigo dumplings makes it easy, since you’re just warming up a pre-made frozen version. They’re also widely available at national retailers such as Walmart and Costco. However, this method works with other brands as well.

If you prefer to make your own, make sure to check out how to make homemade, not frozen air fryer dumplings.

delicious air fried bibigo dumplings stacked on a plate with soy sauce and chopsticks

Can You Really Put Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer.

This cooking method is slower than the microwave, but I think it delivers a texturally better result with a crispy wrapper. It’s also incredibly easy and requires little tending.

Putting the frozen dumplings in the air fryer is faster than the stovetop or oven methods as well. The only drawback is that they can burst during cooking, but it’s generally avoidable if you watch them near the end of cooking.

The same air frying method works for Bibigo Mandu, wontons, and pot stickers as well, though cooking times vary slightly between the different items.

Serve with some air fryer frozen egg rolls for a quick and easy meal!

closeup of air fried bibigo dumplings

What You’ll Need

  • 6.6-ounce box Bibigo Korean style steamed dumplings (chicken or pork)
  • Spray oil (I use olive oil)

Bibigo Dumpling Notes

  • You can find Bibigo dumplings in the frozen section of most major grocery stores (I get mine at WalMart). A standard package has 6, but you can find larger quantities at wholesale clubs like Costco
  • These frozen dumplings come with dipping sauce, and are available in chicken or pork flavors (which cook the same, so choose your favorite). I’m making pork here, but they’re both tasty options

How to Air Fry Bibigo Dumplings

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F, following manufacturer guidelines
  2. Remove frozen Bibigo dumplings from all packaging (including the steam tray)
remove frozen bibigo dumplings from all packaging
  1. Spray the air fryer basket with oil to prevent sticking
spray air fryer basket with oil to prevent sticking
  1. Place the frozen dumplings in the preheated air fryer basket
  2. Add an additional spritz of oil to the top of the dumplings if you want a more browned top (optional)
spritz the top of frozen bibigo dumplings with oil to brown
  1. Cook Bibigo Korean dumplings in the air fryer at 350 for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through
  2. Allow dumplings to rest for about 2 minutes before consuming
  3. Serve with included sauce, or your favorite alternative
air fryer bibigo dumplings on a plate with soy sauce and chopsticks

What to Serve With Korean Dumplings

  • Ramen
  • Stir fry
  • Noodles
  • Fried rice
  • Tofu
  • Pork belly
  • Bao buns
  • Scallion pancakes
  • Spring rolls
  • Curry
  • Kimchi
  • Cucumber salad
  • Broccoli
  • Bok choy
  • Eggplant
  • Chili oil

There are so many great sides to serve with dumplings of all kinds. Whether you have potstickers, soup dumplings, mandu, wontons, or any other style dumpling, they’re all perfect pairing options!

Try your Bibigo dumplings (either chicken or pork) with my recipe for Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes in the Air Fryer, Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls, Air Fryer Bok Choy, Bibigo Frozen Fried Rice in the Air Fryer, or any of these amazing Air Fryer Pork Belly Recipes.

Recipe FAQs

How Do I Cook Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Cooking Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer is simple! Preheat the air fryer to 350°F, arrange the dumplings in a single layer, and air fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy.

In lieu of preheating your air fryer, you can just add 1-2 minutes to cooking time if you prefer.

Can I Cook Frozen Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen Bibigo dumplings directly from frozen in the air fryer.

There is no need to thaw them beforehand! This also applies to their mini wontons and pot stickers as well, if you plan to prepare a variety of dumplings.

What Are the Benefits of Cooking Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Cooking Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer results in crispy, golden dumplings with a perfectly heated filling, without the need for excess oil.

It’s a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods, and produces a crispier skin when compared to steaming in the microwave. Though, how you like your dumpling skins depends on personal preference.

How Long Do I Cook Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Generally, you cook Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer for about 8 to 10 minutes at 350°F, flipping halfway through for even browning.

Exact cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer model and the shape of your dumplings.

Can I Reheat Leftover Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can reheat leftover Bibigo dumplings in the air fryer for a quick snack. Simply air fry at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until heated through and crispy.

Exact time will vary based on your specific air fryer, but generally 2-3 minutes is sufficient.

Are Bibigo Dumplings Gluten Free?

No, Bibigo dumplings are not gluten free, as both the wrappers and the filling contain wheat products.

If you have a gluten sensitivity, look for a different brand alternative that is certified gluten free.

Can I Add Sauce to Bibigo Dumplings?

Absolutely! Bibigo dumplings actually come with a sauce included, so you can just use that as a delicious option.

However, you can also serve your air-fried Bibigo dumplings with your favorite dipping sauce, such as soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or a combination of vinegar and sesame oil for added flavor. Try some chili crunch for added heat!

Where Can I Purchase Bibigo Dumplings?

Bibigo dumplings are available at many grocery stores, Asian markets, and online retailers.

Look for them in the frozen food aisle or check the international section for a variety of flavors and types.

Pro Tips For Air Frying Bibigo Dumplings

  • The dumplings will be very hot when they come out. Nip off the tops, or poke a small hole in the side of each with a chopstick to allow for better cooling
  • Note that the dumplings do sometimes pop open during cooking. As you get close to the end of time, I try to check them periodically and pull them if they look ready to burst

Storage Tips and Reheating Dumplings

  • Store any leftover dumplings in an airtight container or zippered bag in your refrigerator for up to 3 days
  • To reheat dumplings in the air fryer, air fry at 350°F for about 2-3 minutes, just until warmed through. Time can vary slightly between air fryers and specific dumplings

More Asian Inspired Air Fryer Recipes to Try

Bibigo Dumplings Review

I really enjoy the Bibigo dumplings. I usually buy the pork flavor because the chicken variety has mushrooms in it, and I have some mushroom haters in the house!

The dumplings have a nice, light wrapper with just the right amount of chew, which I think is only enhanced by cooking them in the air fryer (as opposed to the microwave). The filling is well seasoned and savory, and the included sauce is the perfect compliment.

I personally like to add some chili crisp to mine because I like the added heat. However, I understand that many other people don’t, so I’d rather be able to adjust to taste!

A standard package comes with six dumplings, and I find this to be a perfect amount for lunch.

Just make sure to poke a hole and let the steam escape a bit before consuming! These Korean Bibigo dumplings are very much a soup dumpling, and the broth is extremely hot after cooking (I’ve burned my tongue several times by being too eager to chow down)!

All in all, they get high marks from me, and are a common re-purchase so I always have a quick, easy, and delicious lunch option on hand. Since they’re frozen, it makes these dumplings incredibly easy to store and prepare.

In fact, I like these Korean style dumplings far more than the mini wontons that Bibigo makes, so if you’ve tried those and been disappointed, I promise these are very different and worth another shot! Enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Making Bibigo dumplings in your air fryer is a quick and easy way to cook them. You’ll get a nice crunch, doughy skin, and juicy, hot insides. Whether you choose chicken or pork flavor, or even a different shape, you can’t go wrong – they’re all delicious!

I love the Korean Bibigo dumplings for lunch, but they also make a great appetizer or part of a larger spread for dinner.

If you’re not a fan of Asian style dumplings, make sure to check out my recipe for Aldi Frozen Momo in the Air Fryer for a savory and unique alternative option!

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Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer – Quick & Easy!

Enjoy Bibigo dumplings fresh from your air fryer in about 10 minutes. These frozen dumplings turn out juicy, delicious, and perfectly cooked!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1
Calories 370 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Bibigo chicken or pork dumplings, frozen (or 1 tray)
  • Oil spray (olive or similar)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F
  • Remove frozen Bibigo dumplings from all packaging
    6 Bibigo chicken or pork dumplings, frozen
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil to prevent sticking
    Oil spray
  • Place the frozen dumplings in the preheated air fryer basket, leaving air space between each dumpling
  • Add an additional spritz of oil to the top of the dumplings if you want a more browned top (optional)
  • Air fry Bibigo Korean dumplings at 350°F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through
  • If needed, cook for an additional minute, or until dumplings reach an internal temperature of 165°F
  • Allow dumplings to rest for about 2 minutes before consuming
  • Serve with included sauce, or your favorite alternative

Notes

  • If you like extra crispy dumplings, apply another spritz of oil after you’ve flipped them at the halfway mark
  • Dumplings will be very hot when they come out. Nip off the tops or poke a hole in the side with a chopstick to help release steam
  • Sometimes the dumplings will pop open during cooking. You can start monitoring around the 8 minute mark and pull them if they look ready to burst. Even if they do pop, they taste great still!
  • If the included sauce packet is frozen, run it under some hot tap water to thaw it while your dumplings are cooking
  • Recommended alternative dipping sauces include: soy sauce, gochujang, plum or duck sauce, or any other soy-based dumpling dipping sauce
  • Exact nutritional values will vary depending on specific flavor used and any sauces consumed, so please consider this as only a guideline or estimate

Nutrition

Serving: 170gCalories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 14gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 620mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gCalcium: 60mgIron: 2.7mg
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