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A Fork holding an Air Fried Chicken Breast roll over a dinner plate with the chicken roll and Mexican cauliflower rice.

Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Rolls Recipe

Crispy on the outside, tender and cheesy on the inside, these stuffed chicken rolls are made with flattened chicken breasts, a spicy, cheesy, corn filling that gives this impressive chicken dinner a Mexican flare! No need to fry in oil, just air fry it, and you have a guilt-free chicken roll.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Rolls, Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken, Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 549kcal


  • 4 large chicken breasts (cut 3/4 way through horizontally, then pounded flat into large pieces)
  • 16 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup corn (drained)
  • 1 (8-oz pkg) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (4-oz can) green chilis
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (Recommend Panko breadcrumbs)


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375° for 5 minutes.
  • Lay out a piece of flattened chicken and lay out 2-4 mozzarella cheese slices over the chicken.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, corn, garlic, green chilis, and Mexican cheese. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined. Spread a couple of spoons of the cream cheese mixture over the sliced cheese.
  • Starting on one end, roll up the chicken as tight as you can without squishing out the filling.
  • Use toothpicks to close the chicken.
  • In a large shallow dish, combine the salt, pepper and flour.
  • In a separate dish, add the beaten eggs
  • In a third dish, add the breadcrumbs.
  • Roll one chicken roll in the flour mixture, then roll in the eggs, and lastly in the bread crumbs.
  • Place the breaded rolls in the air fryer, making sure the rolls are not packed too closely together. You may need to do a second batch.
  • Spray the rolls with nonstick cooking spray, then place the air fryer basket back into the air fryer and set at 375° for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the rolls over and spray with the nonstick cooking spray. Return to the air fryer and cook for another 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Temperature should reach 165° when chicken is probed in the middle of the roll.
  • Remove and serve immediately with your favorite side dish.
  • Remember to remove the toothpicks before serving.


You can often buy chicken breast that is made into fillets at a store with a meat counter. Or, you can cut the breast open horizontally, making sure not to cut completely through. Then place a piece of parchment paper over them and pound them out to a ¼ inch thick.
This is delicious served with Mexican cauliflower rice for a healthy side dish, or any rice or mashed potato dish. It is also delicious with a side salad.
If you prefer, you can fry these in oil, or bake them in a 350° oven for 25 minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 445mg | Iron: 3mg