Delicious, buttery biscuits filled with tender chicken and ham, garlicky alfredo sauce and melted cheese. Air fryer chicken alfredo biscuit bombs, or chicken cordon bleu bombs, if you prefer, are a delicious lunch, snack or appetizer. Made in the air fryer they take only 8 minutes and are coated in a delicious parmesan garlic topping. You will not be able to just eat one.
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If you’ve never had a biscuit bomb, you are in for a treat.
These little parcels of flaky dough filled with garlicky sauce, melted cheese, chicken and ham are absolutely delicious. They are little bites of chicken cordon bleu in a neat little package.
They make a great addition to an appetizer table, or they are delicious as a quick lunch, snack or even dinner when served with a nice salad.
They are made with simple ingredients, take no time at all to prepare and only 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer.
I’m certain you won’t be able to eat just one, but be careful biting into them. They are hot!
Why We Love This Recipe
It’s easy – This is a really easy recipe to make. Just fill the biscuits and then pop them in the air fryer for a few minutes, when they come out brush them with butter, sprinkle with cheese and you’re ready to serve.
Uses up leftovers – This is a great recipe to use up leftovers. Because you need such small amounts of each ingredient it’s perfect for using up bits you have in the fridge.
It’s delicious – These chicken alfredo biscuits are actually like a handy pocket of chicken cordon bleu. The biscuit is filled with garlicky alfredo sauce, melted cheese, chicken and ham. They have so much flavour and are so tasty.
The ingredients you will need to make these chicken alfredo biscuits are:
- Refrigerated biscuits (10 count) – I use the country biscuits for this recipe. You could use others if you prefer. If you choose to use grands instead of the smaller biscuits you will likely need to increase the cook-time by 2 or 3 minutes
- Alfredo sauce – I keep things really simple here and use a store-bought jar of sauce, but you can use homemade if you like. Just make sure it’s cool when you add it to the biscuits.
- Mozzarella cheese – I like mozzarella in this recipe because it is mild and there is already so much flavour from the other ingredients. But any cheese will work. Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese are nice as well.
- Cooked chicken – I use cooked, diced chicken breast. But you can use leftover chicken, or even shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken. Just be sure its is cooled.
- Diced Ham – You don’t need a lot, so leftover ham works great. You can also use deli ham, back bacon, or even cooked chopped bacon if you prefer.
You will also need butter, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano for the top of the biscuits when they come out of the air fryer.
For a complete list of ingredients, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Begin by opening the tube of biscuits and separating them.
Working one at a time, roll or press each biscuit out to about 4 inches round. Then add a dollop of alfredo sauce to the middle of the biscuit, a bit of cheese, a few pieces of chicken and some ham.
Fold the edges of the biscuit up and over the filling and pinch the middle together to seal it closed.
Pro-Tip – Even though it’s tempting, don’t overfill the biscuits. Make sure you are leaving about half an inch around the edge so there is enough dough to seal the biscuits without the filling squishing out.
Place the filled biscuits seam side down in the air fryer basket. You want to leave a bit of room for them to rise, half an inch or an inch will do. They may spread together a little bit, but they are easy to separate.
Cook for 7-9 minutes at 320°F or until puffed and golden brown.
When the timer is complete mix the parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano in a small bowl.
Brush the biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle with the parmesan mixture before serving.
Additions & Substitutions
There are a few ways you can customize these biscuit bombs depending on what you have on hand.
- If you live somewhere refrigerated biscuits are not sold, you can use frozen dinner roll dough. Make sure they are thawed before starting and roll them out just like you would do for the biscuits. They will rise a bit more, so you will want to leave a bit more room between them and you may need to add a minute or two to the cook time.
- You can use refrigerated pizza dough, or crecsent roll sheets instead of biscuits, just cut it into squares and fold up just like the biscuits.
- Use any shredded cheese you like in place of mozzarella. I prefer a milder white cheese in these biscuits, but you can use cheddar if you like. Monterey Jack, pepper Jack and Swiss are great too.
- Instead of ham, use cooked bacon.
- If you have leftover turkey from a big holiday dinner, you can use that in place of chicken.
How to Reheat Leftovers
After testing this recipe a few times I’ve determined that the best way to reheat these biscuit bombs is in the air fryer.
You can reheat these in the microwave, however, they tend to get a bit soft and soggy.
When you reheat them in the air fryer they are as good as day 1. Just set the air fryer to 320°F and then place them in the air fryer basket. They will take 4-5 minutes to heat through, depending on how cold they are.
You can store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They keep well for about 2 days.
You don’t need to spray the basket. I have never had a problem with these sticking in my non-stick basket, but if you are worried you can line the basket with parchment paper designed for the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Chicken Alfredo Biscuit Bombs
- 1 Tube refrigerated country biscuits
- ½ Cup alfredo sauce
- 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 Cup diced, cooked chicken
- ½ Cup diced, cooked ham or back bacon
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Open the tube of biscuits and separate them.
- Working one at a time, roll or press each biscuit into about a 4-inch circle.
- Add approximately 2 teaspoons of alfredo sauce to the middle, add 1 tablespoon of cheese, about 1 tablespoon of chicken and a few pieces of ham.
- Pull the sides of the dough up and over the filling and pinch the middle to seal the biscuit.
- Place the filled biscuits seam side down in the air fryer basket leaving about ½ inch or more of space between them. They may spread together a bit, but they are easy to pull apart.
- Set the air fryer to 320°F and cook the biscuits for 7-9 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
- Mix the parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano in a small bowl.
- Brush the cooked biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle the top with the parmesan mixture before serving.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.Click here to join our Facebook group : Air Fryer & Instant Pot Recipes and Cooking Tips
Saturday 1st of January 2022
The whole family loved these! They were super easy to make. I served them as a main course with a fresh side salad. Will definitely make again!