This Air Fryer Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe promises a delightful combination of flavors and textures that makes it a surefire hit for any family meal. The succulent boneless, skinless chicken breasts are meticulously butterflied and generously filled with a mouthwatering mixture of cream cheese, crumbled feta, minced garlic, finely chopped fresh spinach, red bell pepper, and a hint of dried oregano. This medley of ingredients not only infuses the chicken with a rich and savory taste but also ensures a harmonious blend of creamy and slightly tangy notes.
The cooking process is streamlined and efficient with the use of an air fryer, resulting in golden, crispy exteriors while maintaining the juicy tenderness within. The outer layer is seasoned with a simple yet effective combination of olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, enhancing the overall savory profile of the dish. A thoughtful tip to avoid excessive saltiness is provided for the filling, considering the inherent saltiness of feta cheese.
For those without an air fryer, the recipe offers a convenient oven-baking alternative, ensuring accessibility for everyone. The nutritional breakdown reveals a balanced profile, with ample protein from the chicken and cheeses, along with a modest amount of healthy fats. Packed with vitamins and minerals from the spinach and red bell pepper, this dish not only satisfies the taste buds but also contributes to a well-rounded and wholesome dining experience. Whether enjoyed fresh or reheated, these stuffed chicken breasts make for a versatile and delicious addition to any dinner table.
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts
PREP TIME15minutes minutes
COOK TIME25minutes minutes
TOTAL TIME40minutes minutes
Stuffed with a cream cheese mixture & air-fried until golden, these stuffed chicken breasts are a family favorite!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 5-6 ounces each
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon each salt & pepper
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 ½ cups fresh spinach finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons red bell pepper finely diced, or tomato
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Mix all filling ingredients in a bowl.
- Place chicken on a cutting board and butterfly each chicken breast ¾ of the way through, do not cut all of the way through.
- Divide filling over the chicken breasts and secure with a toothpick.
- Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
- Rub the outside of the chicken with olive oil and season with paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
- Place in a single layer in the air fryer and cook 18-22 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°F with an instant-read thermometer.
I do not add additional salt to the filling as I find the feta to be salty enough. Once mixed, you can taste the filling and add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is for 5-6 oz chicken breasts.If your chicken is larger or smaller cooking time will need to be adjusted. Appliances can vary, check the chicken with a thermometer early.
Do not cut the chicken breasts all of the way through. Seal with a toothpick and ensure you remove all of the toothpicks before serving.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat in the air fryer until heated through.
No Air Fryer? No Problem! These stuffed chicken breasts can be baked in the oven at 375°F for 32-37 minutes or until they reach 165°F.
Calories: 274, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 509mg, Potassium: 511mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1208IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 1mg