Bacon Spanish Rice stuffed Chicken in Air Fryer
Bacon Tomato Rice stuffed chicken breast using Air Fryer makes a delicious moist and tender entree cooked in 20 minutes. Enjoy having all flavors of chicken and rice in one encased breast.
Servings Prep Time
2Portions 35Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2Portions 35Minutes
Cook Time
Bacon Tomato Rice Stuffing:
Stuffed Chicken Breasts:
Bacon Tomato Rice Stuffing:
  1. In heavy duty sauce pan cook the diced bacon with some olive oil. Cook bacon until it’s crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain off excess bacon fat leaving just small amount fat left in sauce pan with crisp bacon pieces.
  3. Next add onions, peppers and garlic to bacon. Cook vegetables mixture for about 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat, stir often.
  4. Continue cooking mixture adding rice, stirring well to coat all rice well. This should take about 1 minute.
  5. Now add the stock and tomatoes chili sauce to rice mixture stirring well. Season this mixture with Mexican seasoning, taste liquid mixture to see if seasoned properly. Adjust with Mexican seasoning and salt to taste.
  6. Cover rice mixture with lid and turn the heat to medium heat. When steam comes out, reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid from rice and fluff with fork. Set aside while fabrication of chicken breasts.
Chicken Fabrication
  1. Using a sharp knife butterfly chicken breasts. Cutting half way through middle almost to end opening chicken breast like butterfly.
  2. Next cover butterfly chicken with plastic wrap, pound with meat mallet. Just pound hard enough to flatten chicken breasts, but do not put holes into breasts.
  3. Remove plastic wrap that covers chicken, sprinkle with Mexican seasoning generously.
  4. Now scoop 1/3 cup of bacon tomato rice stuffing into center of the chicken breasts.
  5. Rap the chicken breasts around rice stuffing, then sprinkle generously with Mexican seasoning.
Cooking Bacon Tomato Rice stuffed chicken breast:
  1. Place the stuffed chicken breasts into air Fryer basket. Spray with olive oil. I like to use EVO sprayer to spay oil onto food. Push basket into air fryer
  2. Set air fryer temperature to 350 degrees.
  3. Set timer to 20 minutes, this is just guidelines for cooking time depending on size of stuffed chicken could take longer.
  4. Use a instant reading thermometer, place probe into thickest part of breast. The temperature should read at least 170 degrees.
  5. To serve cut stuffed chicken breasts in half on bias. Serve with green vegetables of your choice. Be creative with sauce, my favorite Sriracha sauce.