This turned out crazy good. I just decided I wanted cream cheese stuffed breast so I made it happen. Mixed in some bacon crumbles and cheddar cheese, Boom! This is a perfectly balanced macro, high fat from the cream cheese and your protein from the chicken. Not to mention, it’s super quick and easy to cook in the air fryer!
Ingredients (yields 3 breast)
- 3 large chicken breasts, not split
- 1 block (8oz.) cream cheese, full fat
- 6tbs. bacon crumbles
- 1 cup natural shredded cheddar cheese
- Seasonings of choice
Remove your chicken from your package. Cut a small slit on the large side of the breast. Do not cut all the way across, you just want to make a small pocket. You can insert the knife into the opening and work the pocket left to right.
In a mixing bowl, add your cream cheese, bacon, cheese and seasonings. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Your cream cheese needs to be soft, but not too soft. It needs to stay somewhat firm so it doesn’t run out when cooking.
Open your pocket on your breast and start stuffing away. Now, I did fit all 8oz. mixture into 3 breasts. I’m sure I could have used less, but why not? Pack them in until your pocket is good and packed.
Seal the breast as closed as you can. Insert a few toothpicks if you want, it will help hold them together. Season your chicken with your favorite seasoning. Don’t forget, get that seasoning on there, don’t be scared.
Place in your air fryer, seam side up. You will not flip these so the cream cheese doesn’t run out. Air fry at 400 degrees for about 14 minutes, or your internal temp hits 165. Remove, plate and enjoy!!