Mexican-Style Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min

“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.”


  • 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
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons corn oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced


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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Drizzle lime juice evenly on roll-ups before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 185 calories; 8.5  15.2  14.8  32  171