Cooking chestnuts is not as hard as it seems! There are several ways to cook chestnuts: air fryer, boiling, roasting, grilling and even microwaving!
Regardless of the cooking method, we have cooking times and temperatures for you! Remember, it is important to cut a small X on the flat side of each chestnut before cooking to prevent them from exploding. Enjoy! Translation in French: châtaigne.

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How do I cook chestnuts?

What to pair chestnuts with?
Chestnuts are great with turkey, chicken roast or a pork roast!

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Preparing chestnuts

To prepare chestnuts: Wash and dry chestnuts. With a knife, cut a small X on the flat side of each chestnut.

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Air fryer chestnuts

How to roast chestnuts in an air fryer. Air frying is a great way to cook chestnuts.
1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
2. Prepare the chestnuts and soak them in boiling water for up to 5 minutes, depending on their size.
3. Place them in the air fryer with 1 cup of hot water.
4. Cook for 10 minutes. It should be ok. If not, add 1⁄2 cup of water and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

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Cook chestnuts in pot

How to cook chestnuts in a pot (on the stove):
1. Fill a pot of water and bring it to a boil.
2. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until the shells start to peel off.

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Roasted chestnuts

Cooking chestnuts in an oven. You can also roast chestnuts (cook chestnuts in the oven or on an open fire). Here’s what to do:
1. Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C)
2. Place the chestnuts on a baking sheet and roast for about 20-30 minutes.

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Grilled chestnuts

Cooking chestnuts on a grill. Grilling chestnuts is a super fun way to cook them, especially on a barbecue.
1. Simply wrap the chestnuts in foil
2. Grill over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes.

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Cook chestnuts in microwave

Cooking chestnuts in microwave. Here’s what you should do to microwave chestnuts (cook chestnuts in a microwave oven):
1. Wrap the prepared chestnuts in damp paper towels
2. Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes. (Be careful not to burn yourself afterwards)

Chestnuts are a type of round nuts, with a hard outer shell and a sweet, creamy flesh. Chestnuts are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and they are lower in fat and calories compared to other types of nuts.