Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast in an Air Fryer

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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 breaded variation.

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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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!

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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