Air Fryer Chicken BBQ Recipe

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Darlene Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken BBQ

Serve a mouthwatering dish with this air fryer chicken BBQ. These cheddar-stuffed chicken breasts are wrapped with bacon brushed with simple bbq sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 3bacon strips,divided
  • 2ozcheddar cheese,cubed, divided
  • ¼cupbarbeque sauce,divided
  • 8ozchicken breasts,(2 pieces) skinless, boneless
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F.

  2. Cook 1 strip of bacon in the air fryer for 2 minutes. Remove from air fryer and cut into small pieces.

  3. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and increase the temperature to 400 degrees F.

  4. Combine cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce in a bowl.

  5. Use a long, sharp knife to make a horizontal 1-inch cut at the top of each chicken breast, creating a small internal pouch. Stuff each breast equally with the bacon-cheese mixture.

  6. Wrap remaining strips of bacon around each chicken breast. Coat chicken breast with remaining barbecue sauce and place into the prepared air fryer basket.

  7. Cook for 10 minutes in the air fryer, turn, and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F


  • Calories: 554.69kcal
  • Fat: 37.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.93g
  • Fiber: 0.49g
  • Sugar: 12.40g
  • Protein: 36.31g
  • Cholesterol: 130.20mg
  • Sodium: 909.27mg
  • Calcium: 220.74mg
  • Potassium: 448.90mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.21mg
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