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Caprese air fryer stuffed chicken breasts
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5 from 9 votes

Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Deliciously juicy stuffed chicken breasts, filled with mozzarella sticks, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Then drizzled with balsamic glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese stuffed chicken, stuffed chicken, stuffed chicken breasts
Servings: 2
Calories: 517kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 6 mozzarella sticks
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic glaze


  • Using a sharp knife, butterfly the chicken breasts so they are open, but not sliced all the way through, creating a pocket for the filling to go. Set aside
  • Mix together the salt, pepper, and dried basil, and generously season the exterior of the chicken. 
  • Wash and slice the roma tomato, and place 2-3 pieces on the inside part of the chicken.
  • Add 3 mozzarella sticks on top of the tomatoes. 
  • Fold the chicken over the filling, and use toothpicks to secure it in place. 

Air Fryer

  • Place chicken breast in the air fryer basket and set to 370 degrees for 20 minutes. 
    When finished, use a meat thermometer and take a temperature read to insure internal temp of chicken is at 165 degrees when finished cooking. If not, return to air fryer for 3-5 more minutes. 
  • Remove from air fryer, and remove the toothpicks. Place two fresh basil leaves inside the chicken, on top of the tomatoes. Drizzle chicken breast with balsamic glaze, and additional fresh basil and serve. 


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • In a large oven-proof skillet, over medium-high heat, melt 1 Tbs of butter or add 1 Tbs of olive oil. Sear chicken 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown. 
  • Place skillet in the preheated oven, and bake 17-20 minutes, until internal temperature reads 165 degrees. 
  • Remove from oven, and remove toothpicks. Then place 2 fresh basil leaves inside each chicken breast, drizzle with balsamic, and garnish with more fresh basil if desired. 
  • Serve and enjoy. 


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 2086mg | Potassium: 909mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg