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5 from 16 votes
Cook Time : 8 mins
Total Time : 28 mins
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Last Updated on November 7, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These Air Fryer Biscuits are flaky, cheesy, and full of savory spicy flavor.  If you are looking for a simple homemade biscuit then this is the recipe for you.

If you love biscuits you may also enjoy this sweet Easy Cinnamon Biscuit Donut recipe. With this air fryer recipe, you will fall in love with making tasty bread in your air fryer. 

Air Fryer Biscuits on a serving plate, with Hatch Chilies and cheese on the side.

Cheddar Biscuits

One of the best things about these flaky biscuits is that they are filled with hatch chilies. Hatch chili peppers have some amazing health benefits such as being rich in vitamins A and C. They are also a great source of fiber.

Why I Love This Recipe

These Air Fryer Biscuits are flaky, cheesy, and full of savory spicy flavor. If simple homemade biscuits are what you are after then look no further because these will not disappoint. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love recipes that include biscuit dough then look no further than this Air Fryer Hot Pockets recipe. 

Ingredients

Air Fryer Biscuits ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. All of these ingredients can be found in your pantry or your local grocery store. A farmers market is a great place to look for fresh chilies. 

Hatch Chilies – Hatch Chilies can be found in the produce section of your local grocery store. Fresh chilies really work best for this recipe. 

Butter – I used salted butter for this recipe. You can use unsalted if you don’t have salted butter on hand. 

Substitutions

Chilies: If you don’t have chilies or you can’t find them at your local store, you can use jalapeno peppers instead.

Cheese: Shredded Cheddar Cheese works best, however you could also use pepper jack, Colby jack, or even Mexican blend cheese. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ideas to change up this recipe.

Onion: Add some diced onion for a bit of sweetness and crunch. 

Peppers: For a bit of extra heat, add some diced jalapeno peppers or green chilies. 

Garlic: Add a tablespoon of minced garlic or a teaspoon of garlic powder for additional flavor. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few pieces of kitchen equipment to help you make this easy cheddar biscuit recipe. You should already have these tools on hand. 

  • air fryer – You can use any type of air fryer for this recipe, however, I prefer to use a larger one like a 6-quart or 8-quart. 

How to Make Air Fryer Biscuits

Making this air fryer biscuits recipe is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a fluffy cheesy batch of biscuits in no time at all. 

Step 1: Prepare the chili pepper 

Prepare the chili by removing the seeds and veins from the inside. Dice into very small pieces. Make sure to wash your hands with dish soap following the handling of peppers. Do not touch your eyes.

Chopped hatch chili on a chopping board with a knife on the side.

Step 2: Mix together the dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and peppers. Mix completely. 

flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and peppers in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add the grated butter to the flour mixture

Using a cheese grater, shred the butter into the flour mixture. You can use a more traditional method with a pastry mixer. 

The grated butter is added to the flour mixture.

Step 4: Gently mix in the butter

Using your hands, incorporate the butter and flour mixture. You will want the butter coated in flour in small pea size bits. 

flour mixture in a metal bowl next to a glass of milk and shredded cheese.

Step 5: Slowly add the milk

Slowly add the milk and continue to mix with your hand. This will be messy and sticky. 

The milk is added to the flour mixture in a metal bowl.

Step 6: Stir in shredded cheese

Add 1 cup of shredded cheese and mix. 

The shredded cheese is added to the mixture in a metal bowl.

Step 7: Cut out the biscuits 

On a flat dry surface, flatten the biscuit dough until 1” thick. I use a wide-mouth mason jar to cut the biscuits out of the dough. After the biscuits are cut, re-form and flatten the remaining dough for cutting until all the dough is used.

using a mason jar to cut out biscuits from the dough.

Step 8: Air fry the biscuits

Place biscuits in the air fryer basket on parchment paper. Sprinkle biscuits with remaining cheese. Cook at 400°F for 8-10 minutes until biscuits are slightly golden.

Biscuits dough in the Air Fryer.

Step 9: Cool slightly before serving 

Remove and let cool. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Biscuits on a serving plate, with Hatch Chilies and cheese on the side.

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve these Air Fryer Biscuits with Cajun Chicken Pasta or Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli. Both of these are easy meals that taste amazing with a cheddar biscuit. 

Air Fryer Biscuits on a serving plate, with Hatch Chilies and cheese on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to make this easy recipe. 

  • Be careful to not overmix your biscuit batter. Overmixing will cause you to have tough biscuits. 
  •  Do not press too hard when cutting out the biscuits. This will cause them to be tough as well. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these in a 400°F oven on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes. 
  • Use sharp cheddar cheese for the best flavor.
  • I like to use freshly shredded cheese because it melts the best in this recipe. 
  • Instead of grating the butter, you can also cut butter in with a pastry cutter. 
  • I like to line my air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy cleanup. 
  • Once your biscuits are golden brown remove them from the air fryer and brush the tops with melted butter. 
  • Do not use room-temperature butter for your biscuits, you need to use cold butter. 
  • For oven style air fryers cook the biscuits on the middle rack, on the baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. 

How to store

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for one to two minutes, or in the oven at 350 degrees for 4 to 6 minutes. 

Can you freeze?

Yes, you can freeze these air fryer biscuits. Just place them in a freezer safe bag and store them for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, let thaw and then reheat in the air fryer or oven. 

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Air Fryer Biscuits

Corinne Schmitt
These Air Fryer Biscuits are flaky, cheesy and full of chili peppers. They are an excellent savory side dish.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Biscuits
Calories 265 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Air Fryer
  • cheese grater

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Hatch chili fresh
  • 2 ¼ cups All-purpose flour aerated
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt coarse kosher
  • 5 tablespoons Butter cold
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 ¼ cups Shredded cheese

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the chili by removing the seeds and veins from the inside. Dice into very small pieces. Make sure to wash your hands with dish soap following the handling of peppers. Do not touch your eyes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and peppers. Mix completely.
  • Using a cheese grater, shred the butter into the flour mixture. You can use a more traditional method with a pastry mixer.
  • Using your hands, incorporate the butter and flour mixture. You will want the butter coated in flour in small pea size bits.
  • Slowly add the milk and continue to mix with your hand. This will be messy and sticky.
  • Add 1 cup of shredded cheese and mix.
  • On a flat dry surface, flatten the biscuit dough until 1” thick. I use a wide-mouth mason jar to cut the biscuits out of the dough. After biscuits are cut, re-form and flatten the remaining dough for cutting until all the dough is used.
  • Place biscuits in the air fryer basket on parchment paper. Sprinkle biscuits with remaining cheese. Cook at 400°F for 8-10 minutes until biscuits are slightly golden.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Be careful to not overmix your biscuit batter. Overmixing will cause you to have tough biscuits.
  • Do not press too hard when cutting out the biscuits. This will cause them to be tough as well. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these in a 400°F oven on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
  • Use sharp cheddar cheese for the best flavor.
  • I like to use freshly shredded cheese because it melts the best in this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1BiscuitCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 505mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 2mg
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