Skinny Chicken Queso in the Air Fryer

Who doesn't LOVE ooey, gooey cheese??  And who would have BELIEVED that you could actually indulge in something as decadent as Skinny Chicken Queso while also enjoying a healthy lifestyle?

Well, if you haven't learned by now, Stacey knows that almost NOTHING is off limits when it comes to flavor, decadence and making Wow! recipes that will blow you away.

But she doesn't stop there.. Because we all want things fast and easy too, right? So why not make it even BETTER by taking the decadence of Skinny Chicken Queso and making it in minutes in the air fryer?

NOW you're talking!!

Stacey's adjusted the recipe from the original to make a single serving. Why?

Because this one, we KNOW you won't want to share, lol.

In the event you do want to make this for more than one, simply multiply out the ingredients by 4 and if you have an air fryer big enough to hold it all, great.

If not, just make it in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 20 minutes until bubbly.

Packed with flavor, protein and of course, fun, we know this Air Fryer Chicken Queso will become one of your favorites in no time!

Happy Indulging!


Skinny Chicken Queso in the Air Fryer

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 22 Minutes

Servings: ~1 Serving


  • 6 ounces cooked chicken, shredded or diced (can use canned & drained for sure!) /ingrd]

  • 1/3 C reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (reserve 2 T for topping)

  • 1/4 C lowfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp Stacey Hawkins Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning

  • 1 T reduced fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 C diced tomatoes (fresh or canned, reserve 1 T for garnish)

  • 1 1/4 C sliced veggies of your choice for dipping or if eligible, chips of your choice


  1. Combine all ingredients (except sliced vegetables) in a small bowl.

  2. Using a good scraper/mixer style spatula, combine everything together well.

  3. Transfer cheese mixture into a bowl large enough to hold it and small enough to fit in your air fryer.

  4. Using the spatula, spread the mixture into one even layer and top with reserved cheese.

  5. Place in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, until mixture is bubbly.

  6. Carefully remove from air fryer, dollop with the remaining tomatoes and place the bowl on a plate surrounded by veggies.

  7. Enjoy!

    Serving Size is this entire dish and is 1 Leaner 3 Green, 1 Healthy Fat and 3 Condiment options.

    Nutrition information below is for Skinny Chicken Queso only. Vegetables will need to be calculated separately.

Nutrition Facts


Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 - Lean

0 - Leaner

1 - Leanest

3 - Green

2 - Condiments

2 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

NA Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.