Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast in an Air Fryer

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The chicken breast cooked in an air fryer outshines those prepared in a stove or an oven. Surprisingly, it is able to retain more moisture, contain fewer calories, and provide an exceptionally delicious flavor. It can be savored in numerous ways, such as seasoning it with just salt and pepper, air frying it straight from being frozen, reheating it, or going for a more intricate breaded variety.

Tips

  • Fresh spinach can be replaced with the frozen one, but make sure you drain excess water out of it before cooking.
  • Leave cream cheese at room temperature to soften before mixing it with spinach.
  • Make sure the filling is not leaking out of the stuffed chicken. Use a toothpick if you want to be extra sure.
  • Pick your favorite ingredients to adjust the recipe to your taste – try broccoli and cheddar, mushroom and Parmesan, or ham and Swiss cheese version.
  • Serve with roasted veggies or a fresh salad!
Air Fried Chicken Breast

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast in an Air Fryer

Air-fried chicken breast is much better than baking or stovetop. It surprisingly retains so much moisture, you get fewer calories, and the taste is amazing. You can try just salt & peppering them, air frying frozen chicken breast, reheating, – or this elaborate variation.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1377 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray or oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Pour two tablespoons of olive oil into a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and spinach and saute for about 5 minutes. Season with onion powder, dried dill and oregano. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, mix spinach with cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Place the chicken on a chopping board and, using a knife, cut one side of each chicken breast slicing parallel to the chopping board. Don’t cut the entire way through, but make a ‘’pocket’’ for the filling.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of filling into each breast.
  • In a small bowl beat the egg.
  • In another bowl spread breadcrumbs.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg and then coat generously with breadcrumbs.
  • Set the air fryer to 360° F (180° C). Spray the chicken with cooking spray or oil and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken, respray and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer basket and serve. Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 1377kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 114gFat: 85gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 578mgSodium: 2404mgPotassium: 2193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 4763IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 294mgIron: 6mg
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