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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Juicy chicken breasts are stuffed with fragrant basil pesto, creamy feta cheese, and garlic! 30 minutes is all it takes to make these simple and easy, yet awesome Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 345

Equipment

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

FOR THE FILLING

Instructions 

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 360˚F.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board or a work surface.
  • Slightly pound each chicken breast to an even thickness; DO NOT pound them thin.
  • To butterfly the chicken breasts, hold a sharp knife along the long side of the chicken breast.
  • Using a sawing motion, slice about ¾ of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Fold out the chicken like a book, and press down to flatten. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the basil pesto, feta cheese, and garlic.
  • Divide the filling between the four chicken breasts.
  • Close them up and secure with toothpicks.
  • Rub the chicken breasts with the olive oil and season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Transfer to the Air Fryer and cook for 18 to 23 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time depends on the size of the chicken breasts. Chicken is done when its internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
    Use a meat thermometer and start checking for doneness at around the 18-minute mark.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting serving.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 745mg31%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 928IU19%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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