Not all dishes look the prettiest, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good. I loved how simple this is to prep ahead of time then pop in the air fryer. It’s packed full of flavor, moist and juicy chicken with a nice cheese crust on top. I even think it would be great if you wrapped it in bacon too or put in some chopped bacon in the stuffing. Any way you have it, it’s a winner winner chicken dinner!
Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Hasselback Chicken
(Adapted from Skinny Southern Recipes)
4 slices sugar-free bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a medium bowl, stir together bacon, cream cheese, jalapenos, and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Cut about 6 slits across the top of the chicken, being careful not to cut all the way through.
Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the slits.
Place chicken in air fryer basket and set to Air Fry at 350 for 15 minutes.
With 1 minute of time left, open the Air Fryer and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Air Fry for the last minute.