Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Air fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a healthier version of fried cheese with a spicy twist! A simple recipe with buffalo chicken, Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Shreds and blue cheese dipping sauce.
Print Pin

Recipe Video

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, appetizer, buffalo chicken, cheese, chicken, Snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 666kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 1 rotisserie chicken (store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Shreds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1.2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Blue cheese dressing
  • 2-3 celery sticks and chopped parsley for garnish
Follow Living LocurtoOn Pinterest Here >> @livinglocurto


  • Add chicken and hot sauce to a blender or food processor and pulse until shredded.
  • Place chicken into a large bowl and mix in cheese and black pepper.
  • Roll the chicken mixture into small golf ball sized balls.
  • Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls.
  • One at a time, roll each ball into the flour first, then egg, then bread crumbs. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer container with cooking spray (or use parchment paper).
  • Place the chicken cheese balls into the air fryer and bake at 370 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with blue cheese dressing dipping sauce and garnish with fresh parsley celery sticks.


Don’t have an air fryer? Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry the chicken balls for about two minutes. Remove and add to a paper towel lined plate to soak up the oil.

Did you make this recipe? Let me know by leaving a comment and rating the recipe below.


Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Calcium: 425mg | Iron: 4.6mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @LivingLocurto or tag #LivingLocurto