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These Air Fryer Biscuits With Green Chile are a delicious addition to any meal! This easy one-bowl recipe with incredible New Mexico green chile beats boxed mix every time.

a plate of biscuits on a blue plate with chopped green chiles

Fair warning: these air fryer biscuits with New Mexico green chile and extra sharp cheddar are going to cause mealtime fights in your family. Fluffy, easy, one-bowl biscuits have been known to incite food hoarding and loud declarations of “dibs”.

The amazing flavor from New Mexico green chile peppers in these biscuits creates a southwestern taste that pairs perfectly with Pacific Northwest staples of homemade apple butter or blackberry freezer jam.

As a gardener myself, I can appreciate how the unique climate of New Mexico produces these incredible green chile peppers. The soil, water, and growing conditions (hot daytime temps and cool nights) contribute to the delicious and unique flavor profile of the New Mexico chile.

I could plant seeds from one of these chile peppers in my own Seattle garden and it just wouldn’t taste the same. Thanks to hundreds of years of cultivation in New Mexico, these are the green chile prized for flavor and tradition.

When Are New Mexico Green Chile Peppers Available?

These delicious chile are available in late summer through early autumn. They are so popular that supply is always limited and highly coveted. There are even entire festivals dedicated to celebrating the green chile.

Across the world, and especially in the southwest, you will find families who have freezers packed with New Mexico green chile to get them through until the next harvest.

How to Pick Green Chile

Choose chile that is mature, heavy for its size, smooth, symmetrical, bright green in color, fresh and crisp. In many stores, New Mexico green chile may be labeled as hatch chile. 

8 photos showing step by step how to make biscuits in an air fryer

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Want to use roasted chile instead of raw in these air fryer biscuits? Place washed and dried chile in a hot oven set to 450 degrees F for 6-8 minutes until the skin blisters and can be pulled away from the flesh.
  • Always wear gloves and avoid touching your eyes or face when working with green chile. 
  • These biscuits can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to two days. The biscuits will become a bit crumbly when not served fresh.
  • It is recommended you use aluminum-free baking powder in this recipe. Using generic baking powder may result in a “tinny” taste.
  • Cubed cheddar holds up better than shredded when baked.

Other Tasty Ways to Use New Mexico Green Chile

They work great in dishes like Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Rice, Make-Ahead Scrambled EggsPaleo Salmon CakesAsian Pork Meatballs, and Jalapeno Popper Wontons. 

air fryer biscuits on a white tray with butter, applebutter, and green chiles

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Air Fryer Biscuits With Green Chile

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
a plate of biscuits on a blue plate with chopped green chiles
These biscuits in the air fryer are a delicious addition to any meal!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder {aluminum-free}
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter {melted}
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup New Mexico green chile (diced}{about 1 chile}
  • 1/4 cup extra sharp cheddar {diced into small cubes}


  • Melt butter in a small microwave-proof dish.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and kosher salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add melted butter to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon to distribute.
  • Add sour cream and stir until ~75% combined.
  • Add in green chile and cubed cheddar and stir until well-combined. Form dough into 10 2-inch biscuits with your hands.
  • Brush air fryer basket with olive oil or line with air fryer parchment. Place biscuits in the air fryer basket.
  • Bake at 340 degrees F for 9 minutes. Allow to rest in the air fryer basket for 1 minute, and then transfer to a plate.


This recipe has been adapted from Bon Appetit's Drop Biscuits.
Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to bake the biscuits in 1-3 batches.


Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 491IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baked Goods, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. Has anyone tested this with GF/DF subs yet? I really want to try these at home! Our local grocery makes a HUGE deal out of the Hatch/NM Chiles. I never get any but this year I just might.