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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

This air fryer bacon wrapped chicken recipe takes 35 minutes to prepare — 15 minutes to cook, and 20 minutes to wait. It's simple to plan ahead.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon wrapped chicken, air fryer bacon wrapped chicken recipe, how to make bacon wrapped chicken in an air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 22 oz potatoes cut into chunks
  • 8 oz baby carrots halved
  • 20 oz skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter about 0.5 oz
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 4 oz raw cured bacon
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Place 22 oz potatoes and 8 oz carrots into a bowl. Cover them with microwave-safe plastic wrap and microwave on medium for 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, butterfly the chicken breasts (20 oz total) by slicing them open, but not all the way.
  • Slather the butterflied chicken breasts with 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp Cajun, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne. Make sure to season them inside and out. Allow to marinate.
  • Carefully remove the plastic wrap from the veg bowl and toss them with 1 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, and 1 tsp fresh thyme.
  • Wrap the seasoned chicken breasts with 4 oz bacon (about 2 slices per breast) and secure with toothpicks.
  • Place the veg and chicken in the air fryer, the chicken on top. Cook them at 400°F for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 1338mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8380IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg