Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Spinach Chicken Breast
Crispy bacon wrapped chicken breast stuffed with smooth spinach is a juicy succulent comfort meal that calms your senses as you chew the first bite.
- 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts about 1-1.5 lbs
- 1-1 ½ lb bacon
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 10 oz frozen spinach thawed & squeezed to remove the liquid
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 garlic cloves minced
Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach and place in a bowl. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, garlic, salt, pepper and mix well.
Pat the chicken breasts dry. Slice horizontally at the thickest part, making sure to not cut all the way through. Open the chicken breast (like a book). Place the filler on top of the cut side of the breast (you should have enough for 3 breasts) and fold. Wrap 5-8 bacons around the breasts (optional: use a toothpick to secure the bacon).
Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
Place the the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket. Cook for 20 minutes (flip half way) or until the internal temp reaches ~165°F.