Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Contributor: Ilona Orzechowska

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. 
If you’re cooking 2 chicken breasts, increase cook time from 20 minutes to 25-30 minutes and make sure they aren’t overlapping.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice ham
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 toothpicks or metal skewer
  • Cooking spray (or use an oil sprayer like this)


  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 Italian seasoning. Season chicken all over, inside and out, evenly.
  3. Stuff the chicken breast with Cheddar cheese, ham, and tomato slices.
  4. Use toothpicks or skewer to close the pocket.
  5. Spray the chicken breast on both sides with cooking spray.
  6. Place the chicken breast in the air fryer basket (on top of the crisper plate if your air fryer has one).
  7. Set air fryer temperature for 350°F and timer for 20 minutes.
  8. 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.

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