Air Fryer Caprice Stuffed Chicken

Air Fryer Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

For the Caprese Filling:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

For Coating:

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten

For Garnish:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Butterfly the chicken breasts by slicing horizontally through the middle, creating a pocket for the filling. Season each chicken breast with salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Prepare the Caprese Filling:
    • In a bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, chopped basil, and balsamic glaze. Mix well.
  4. Stuff the Chicken:
    • Stuff each chicken breast with the caprese filling, pressing it down into the pocket.
  1. Coat the Chicken:
    • In one shallow dish, mix breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan. Dip each stuffed chicken breast into the beaten eggs, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  2. Air Fry:
    • Place the coated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 18-22 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  3. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the cooked chicken with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with additional balsamic glaze before serving.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the Air Fryer Caprese Stuffed Chicken with your favorite side dishes.

Enjoy this flavorful and cheesy Caprese stuffed chicken made in the air fryer! It’s a delightful dish with the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

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