4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 thick-sliced bacon strips
1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapeno. Cut a pocket horizontally in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Fill with cheese mixture. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Wrap 2 bacon strips around each chicken breast; secure with toothpicks.
2. In batches, place chicken in greased air fryer, seam side down. Cook until a thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°, 14 to 16 minutes, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard toothpicks before serving.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
YIELD: 4 servings.
1 stuffed chicken breast: 518 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 1150mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 51g protein.