air fryer stuffed chicken breast

Hearty & Flavorful!

Juicy chicken breasts are stuffed with fragrant basil pesto, creamy feta cheese, and garlic! 30 minutes is all it takes to make these easy, awesome Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

how do you stuff a chicken breast?

To prepare chicken breasts for stuffing, they are sliced horizontally using a technique called butterflying.  This creates a flap that can be opened, filled with stuffing, and closed back up for cooking.  

What You'll Need

For the Chicken: - Chicken Breasts - Oil - Seasonings For the Stuffing: - Pesto  - Crumbled Feta Cheese - Garlic

Butterfly the Chicken


Pound the chicken to an even thickness, then slice horizontally about 3/4 of the way through.  It should open like a book.

Stuff the Chicken


Combine the pesto, garlic and feta in a small bowl.  Spoon the filling into the chicken breasts, then close with a toothpick.



Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper,  paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.



Transfer the chicken breasts to an air fryer basket.  Cook for about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked and filling is hot and melty.



Remove the chicken from the air fryer and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.  Just add a couple sides for a hearty dinner.

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