Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Stuffed Chicken Breast is made with simple ingredients you already have in your fridge and can be made quicker than ever in the air fryer. Gourmet dinner in no time? Yes please!

Stuffed Chicken Breast is stuffed with simple ingredients you already have in your fridge and can be made quicker than ever in the air fryer. Gourmet dinner in no time? Yes please!

Imagine coming home and making the most delicious stuffed chicken in 35 minutes. Yes, it’s possible, and you don’t have to settle for one of those frozen dinner options either. Homemade Stuffed Chicken Breast is easy to assemble, and making it in your air fryer cuts down on time. There’s no marinating time or no standing by the frying pan. Just put your chicken in the air fryer and walk away. In fact, we have a whole series of air fryer chicken recipes where your air fryer gets dinner on the table a little faster. You should check them all out.

First, you’re going to butterfly your chicken breast to make a pocket for cheddar cheese, tomato slices and bacon. The cheese, tomato and bacon add flavor and moisture. Next, you’ll close up the chicken over the filling. Then, place your stuffed chicken breast in the air fryer over the crisper and cook for 25 minutes at 350°F. Leave it to the air fryer to do the rest of cooking. In the meantime you can prepare a delicious Wilted Lettuce Salad to serve as a side.

Tips to make the Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken

  • Use a good sharp knife to butterfly the chicken breast (This is where you cut the chicken breast in half horizontally but don’t quite slice through to the other side, keeping in one piece. You’re creating a pocket to stuff with cheese, tomato slices and bacon.)
  • You can spray the chicken with cooking oil. You can skip this if you want to, but the top will be crispier if you lightly coat it with oil.
  • To make sure the chicken is cooked through, check the thickest part of the chicken with an instant read thermometer. The temperature should be 165°F. Be careful to make sure your thermometer isn’t reading the temperature of the stuffing. You want an accurate read on the center of the meat itself.
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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast is made with simple ingredients you already have in your fridge and can be made quicker than ever in the air fryer. Gourmet dinner in no time? Yes please!

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dry basil
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 toothpicks (optional)
  • Cooking spray (or use an oil sprayer like this)

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breast horizontally with a sharp knife to make a pocket, making sure not to cut through the whole way.
  2. In a small bowl combine salt, garlic powder and dry basil. Season chicken on both sides evenly.
  3. Stuff the chicken breast with 1 slice of cheddar cheese, bacon and tomato slices, then top with another slice of cheddar cheese.
  4. Use toothpicks to properly close the pocket (optional).
  5. Spray the chicken breast with cooking spray. This is optional, but coating the chicken breast in oil will make the exterior more crispy.
  6. Place the chicken breast in the air fryer basket on top of the crisper. Set air fryer temperature for 350°F and timer for 25 minutes.
  7. When finished, check if the meat is cooked thoroughly with an instant read thermometer. It should read 165°F . Cook for another 3 – 5 minutes more if necessary.

Stuffed Chicken Breast is stuffed with simple ingredients you already have in your fridge and can be made quicker than ever in the air fryer. Gourmet dinner in no time? Yes please!

Note: The Cookful may receive a commission on purchases made through Amazon/affiliate links.

Stuffed Chicken Breast is stuffed with simple ingredients you already have in your fridge and can be made quicker than ever in the air fryer. Gourmet dinner in no time? Yes please!

Ilona Orzechowska

Ilona blogs at Ilona’s Passion where she focuses on sweet and savory party recipes. She believes in making recipes from scratch and not very sweet desserts. She likes to experiment with flavors while cooking in her Canadian kitchen. She has lived in three countries and loves to explore the world with her two boys and a husband. While not cooking or traveling she designs printable invitations and party decorations.