Air fryer cheesy chicken sticks


Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy.

These cheesy, crispy sticks are cooked in just 15 minutes and make a perfect lunch box snack for you or the kids.

7 Ingredients

  • 250g cream cheese, at room temperature, chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken, finely chopped

  • 160g (2 cups) Mexican inspired cheese (see note)

  • 2 eggs

  • 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour

  • 135g (1 1/2 cups) dried breadcrumbs

  • Tomato salsa, to dip

6 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Line a 20cm square pan with baking paper allowing the paper to overhang two sides.

  • Step 2

    Place the cream cheese

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    (250g cream cheese, at room temperature, chopped), chicken (1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken, finely chopped) and Mexican cheese (160g (2 cups) Mexican inspired cheese (see note)) in a bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Transfer to the prepared pan, smoothing the surface. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.

  • Step 3

    Turn the cheese mixture out onto a chopping board. Use a long sharp knife to cut into 2cm x 10cm pieces. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Lightly whisk the eggs (2 eggs) in a bowl. Place the flour (50g (1/3 cup) plain flour) on a plate and the breadcrumbs (135g (1 1/2 cups) dried breadcrumbs) on a separate plate. Working in batches, toss the cheese pieces in the flour, then in the eggs and then in breadcrumbs, pressing to coat. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

  • Step 5

    Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place one-third of the sticks in the basket leaving space for the air to circulate. Spray with oil. Cook at 200C, turning and respraying with oil, for 4 minutes or until crisp. Repeat with remaining cheese sticks.

  • Step 6

    Serve the cheesy sticks with tomato salsa (Tomato salsa, to dip) to dip.

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Recipe Notes

Mexican inspired cheese is a mixture of tasty and smokey chipotle cheddar.

Image by Vanessa Levis

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