Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts are delicious and so easy to make!

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are stuffed with a savory filling of cream cheese, parmesan, fresh spinach, and sundried tomatoes and then air fried until juicy and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

They’re also a delish, low-carb dish perfect for a keto diet!

Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts on a cutting board

Savory Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Quick & easy meal the whole family will love.
  • This insta-worthy recipe is full of flavor and makes an elegant dinner for two or double the recipe and enjoy them all week long!
  • Cook ahead and reheat in the air fryer in minutes!
  • No need to turn on the oven for a meal that tastes delicious.
  • Air frying raw chicken breasts is one of the best ways to prepare them since they always come out moist and tender with minimal prep, cook time, and clean-up!

Serve with a crispy salad or air fryer asparagus and any of these delicious air fryer potato sides roasted garlic & rosemary potatoes, scalloped potatoes, or twice-baked potatoes!

Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast Ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

CHICKEN Choose breasts that are similar in size so they cook at the same rate. Skin on or skin off, they’ll still be juicy and flavorful! Try wrapping each breast in bacon and securing with toothpicks before air frying. The excess fat drips to the bottom so the bacon stays crispy!

FILLING Cream cheese and parmesan make up the base for this filling. Mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, Swiss, bleu cheese, or feta cheese crumbles can be added too.

VARIATIONS Spinach and chopped sundried tomatoes are just right in this recipe, but other veggie combos like sliced mushrooms, broccoli, kale, peas, diced bell peppers, or shredded brussels sprouts are great choices, too. Even a handful of bacon bits are delicious!

SEASONINGS Garlic elevates every dish and pre-made Italian seasonings are what bring this dish together along with a little salt and black pepper. Get creative and switch out for taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, or your favorite seasoning blend! Add some heat by sprinkling in some red pepper flakes or a pink of cayenne pepper.

adding seasoned and stuffed chicken to air fryer to make Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

How to Make Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken

Easy to make and decadently delish, this recipe comes together in a few easy steps:

  1. Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally with a sharp knife, but not all the way through. Spread cream cheese mixture inside the pocket, (per recipe below) fold over and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Season the outside of the chicken and place in air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

PRO TIP: Pat stuffed chicken breasts with a clean paper towel so the oil and seasonings cling.

Cooked Stuffed Chicken Breasts in an air fryer basket

Pro Tips & Tricks

  • Room temp cream cheese makes blending the filling ingredients super fast and easy!
  • If using frozen spinach, allow it to thaw in a colander, and then press clean paper towels over the spinach to squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Keep leftover stuffed chicken breasts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. For best results, reheat in the air fryer.
  • Wrap and freeze cooled portions for up to 4 weeks. Thaw frozen portions in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts on a cutting board garnished with parsley
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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These stuffed Air Fryer chicken breasts are so crispy on the outside with a savory filling on the inside.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 5-6 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt & pepper

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sundried tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
  • Combine the filling ingredients and set aside.
  • Cut chicken breasts ¾ of the way through so it opens like a book. Do not cut all of the way through.
  • Fill each chicken breast with ¼ of the filling mixture. Fold closed and secure with a toothpick.
  • Rub the chicken with olive oil and seasonings. Place in the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Cook 18-22 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.

Notes

  • Use room temperature cream cheese for easier blending
  • If using frozen spinach, allow it to thaw in a colander, and then press clean paper towels over the spinach to squeeze out excess moisture.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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    1. Hi Teresa, I would brown the chicken on both sides in a skillet then bake at 400°F for 17-20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.

  1. 5 stars
    What kind of sides did you have with this? I’m going to make this for my husband and I tomorrow night! Super excited!