Mexican-Style Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Vegetables and spices are rolled up in chicken breasts and air fried for a quick and easy dinner perfect for a busy weeknight. Just over 10 minutes in the air fryer gives you juicy, tender chicken breasts filled with spicy veggies. Serve with fresh pico de gallo and tortillas.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 4 extra-long toothpicks

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder, divided

  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin, divided

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • 2 teaspoons chipotle flakes

  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • ½ onion, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • 2 teaspoons corn oil

  • ½ lime, juiced


  1. Place toothpicks in a small bowl and cover with water; let them soak to keep them from burning while cooking.

  2. Mix 2 teaspoons chili powder and 2 teaspoons cumin in a shallow dish.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Place chicken breast on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle. Pound each half using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick.

  5. Sprinkle each breast half equally with remaining chili powder, remaining cumin, chipotle flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper. Place 1/2 the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno in the center of 1 breast half. Roll the chicken from the tapered end upward and use 2 toothpicks to secure. Repeat with other breast, spices, and vegetables and secure with remaining toothpicks. Roll each roll-up in the chili-cumin mixture in the shallow dish while drizzling with olive oil until evenly covered.

  6. Place roll-ups in the air-fryer basket with the toothpick side facing up. Set timer for 6 minutes.

  7. Turn roll-ups over. Continue cooking in the air fryer until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 5 minutes more.

  8. Drizzle lime juice evenly on roll-ups before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 53mg 263%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 499mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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