Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Thighs


These chicken thighs are juicy with a crispy crust. They're reminiscent of chicken cordon bleu, but have turkey instead of ham.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
38 mins


  • 6 ounces Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon sazon seasoning

  • ½ cup flour, divided

  • 2 large eggs

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 slices turkey lunch meat

  • 6 medium boneless skinless chicken thighs

  • nonstick cooking spray


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

  2. Cut Swiss cheese into six 2 1/2-inch square pieces.

  3. Combine bread crumbs, 2 teaspoon sazonador seasoning, and 1 tablespoon flour in a shallow dish. Combine remaining flour and sazonador seasoning in a second shallow dish. Crack eggs into a third shallow dish; whisk until yellow and frothy, then season with salt and pepper.

  4. Take each piece of Swiss cheese and lay on top of 1 piece turkey meat. Wrap luncheon meat around Swiss cheese.

  5. Open up each chicken thigh and place a turkey-cheese bundle in the middle. Roll chicken thigh around bundle. Dip each bundle in flour mixture to coat. Dip into egg mixture, letting any excess drip back into the bowl. Press into bread crumb mixture until coated all over. Spray breaded bundles on both sides with nonstick spray and place, seam-side down, into the preheated air fryer.

  6. Dip each bundle into flour, then shake off excess. Dip into egg and let excess drip back into the dish. Press into panko to coat.

  7. Reduce air fryer temperature to 380 degrees F (193 degrees C) and air fry chicken for 15 minutes. Turn bundles over, spray with nonstick spray and drop air fryer temperature to 370 degrees F (187 degrees C). Air fry until chicken is cooked through, an additional 8 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

997 Calories
58g Fat
23g Carbs
94g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 997
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 384mg 128%
Sodium 831mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 94g
Calcium 276mg 21%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 807mg 17%

* 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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