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Air Fryer Jalapeño Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Easy and delicious
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer stuffed chicken, jalapeno stuffed chicken, stuffed chicken thigh recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 730kcal


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • oil for spritzing


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup jalapeños finely diced
  • 1/4 cup jack cheese shredded
  • 3 tbs Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Mix all stuffing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Open chicken thighs with boned-out side up, Divide stuffing mixture into 8 equal portions and stuff each thigh with it--the hollow where the bone was is the perfect place to put the stuffing. Roll up and secure ends with a toothpick.
  • Place cream in a dish and coat each rolled up thigh, then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer, spritz with a bit of oil and cook for 15-20 minutes at 400F/200C. Chicken is done when the juices run clear.
  • These may also be done in a conventional oven. however, allow 20-25 minutes to cook (same temperature).
  • Cook times are approximate due to variations in appliances. I used a basket-style fryer 1500W.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 324mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1369IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 4mg