Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites with Cilantro-Jalapeño Chimichurri

Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites with Cilantro-Jalapeño Chimichurri
Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites with Cilantro-Jalapeño Chimichurri

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Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare appetizer? Look no further, these Air-Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites with Cilantro-Jalapeno Chimichurri is what you need. This is the perfect appetizer to enjoy with family and friends. Prepare them easily and quickly cutting our GOYA® Queso de Freír in cubes and bread them with a mix of eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs. When they’re well breaded, fry them in the Air Fryer until golden and crispy. Add a bit of chimichurri, prepared in advance, with jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, and oregano. Everyone will love them!

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Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites:

1 pkg. (10 oz.)

GOYA® Queso de Freir

2 tbsp.

GOYA® Wheat Flour



½ cup


Cilantro-Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce:


peppers from one can GOYA® Jalapeño Peppers, finely chopped

1 cup

finely chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup

GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray

4 tsp.

GOYA® Lime Juice

2 tsp.

GOYA® Minced Garlic

1 tsp.

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

½ tsp.

GOYA® Ground Cumin

½ tsp.

GOYA® Oregano Leaf

¼ tsp.

GOYA® Crushed Red Pepper


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Step 1

Air Fryer Crispy Cheese Bites: Cut cheese into 1-inch cubes.

Step 2

Transfer flour to shallow bowl. Whisk egg in second shallow bowl. Transfer breadcrumbs to third shallow bowl. Dredge cheese cubes in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere

Step 3

Preheat air fryer to 400°F according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4

Lightly spray air-fry basket with olive oil spray. In batches, arrange breaded cheese cubes in air-fryer basket in single layer without overlapping. Lightly spray cheese cubes with olive oil spray.

Step 5

Air-fry, turning halfway through the cook time, for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Step 6

Cilantro-Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce: In medium bowl, stir together jalapeños, cilantro, oil, lime juice, garlic, adobo seasoning, cumin, oregano and crushed red peppers.

Step 7

7. Arrange crispy cheese bites on serving platter. Serve with chimichurri sauce.


· For a party appetizer, serve with cocktail toothpicks or thread air-fried cheese onto mini skewers.

· Prepare chimichurri sauce up to 3 days in advance and store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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