Quick Pizza Stuffed Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

Pizza stuffed chicken thighs in the air fryer are tasty and so quick to make!

Quick Air Fryer Pizza Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Need a quick air fryer recipe for a crowd that is delicious and healthy? This recipe is perfect for get-togethers with friends or family, celebrations like a graduation party, or even as a fun family meal. It is a quick-and-easy recipe that you are going to love to make and to eat!

Chicken Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer

I love this recipe because it is super customizable- you can add the toppings that you love. For this air fryer chicken pizza roll recipe, you will need:

  • 4-5 boneless skinless, chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 14 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 5 oz sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese for topping (mozzarella, parmesan, italian blend, anything you choose!)

How to Assemble Pizza Stuffed Chicken Thighs for the Air Fryer

To make this a quick meal, you first need to prep your ingredients. Take the chicken thighs and place them in between two pieces of parchment or wax paper. Then using a meat pounder or a can, beat down the chicken so that it has an even thickness. This will allow the chicken to cook evenly in the air fryer.

Next, cut your desired toppings and have them nearby for assembly.

Assembly your pizza rolls by first spooning pizza sauce onto the chicken. Then, add the pepperoni, onions, mozzarella cheese, and italian seasoning.

Once you have all the desired toppings on the chicken, fold the chicken so that the toppings are inside and use a toothpick or skewer to hold the chicken together.

How to Cook Air Fryer Pizza Stuffed Chicken

Preheat the air fryer at 400°F/204°C for 5 minutes. Then, place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer basket, this will help catch the melted cheese. Spray the parchment paper with avocado oil from a Misto oil sprayer. Place four chicken rolls inside the air fryer basket.  Cook at 370°F/190°C for 6 minutes. Check the internal temperature- you want it to read at 165°F/75°C. If needed, cook for an extra 4-6 minutes. At the last minute or two, add the shredded cheese on top of the chicken.

Final Thoughts

This air fryer pizza stuffed chicken thighs recipe is the best recipe for a fun and healthy way to feed a crowd!

Once your chicken is cooked, enjoy with fresh, chopped parsley as a garnish. I love this recipe because the chicken cooks so fast in the air fryer. Plus, it tastes delicious with the pepperoni, cheese, and italian seasoning.  You can easily adapt this recipe for a party or a large family. Everyone will love it! Let me know how this recipe went for you in the comments below!

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Fall in love with these amazing chicken pizza rolls in the air fryer. It is a quick-and-easy air fryer recipe that everyone will love!

Pizza stuffed chicken thighs in the air fryer are tasty and so quick to make!

Quick Pizza Stuffed Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

Quick-and-easy air fryer recipe that will please everyone!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 14 slices turkey pepperoni
  • ½ small red onion sliced
  • 5 oz sliced mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheese for topping mozzarella, parmesan, Italian blend, any cheese that you love!

Instructions

  • Place trimmed chicken thighs flat in between two pieces of parchment paper (or plastic wrap or even wax paper).
  • Pound the chicken to create a thin piece (to make chicken easier to fold and cook evenly).
  • Evenly spread a spoonful of pizza sauce on each piece of chicken.
  • Place cheese, 2-4 pieces of pepperoni, and onion slices on top of the sauce.
  • Optional, season with Italian seasoning, to your liking.
  • Fold one side of the chicken over onto the other and hold the chicken together with a toothpick or skewer (it stays together on its own once it’s cooked).
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes.
  • Place parchment paper in the air fryer basket (optional: helps catch melted cheese) and set chicken in the air fryer to cook at 370°F/190°C for 6 minutes.
  • Check the internal temperature, and cook for 4-6 minutes more. Add cheese on the top of the chicken for the last minute or two.
  • Cooktime will vary depending on how thick your chicken thighs are. Use an instant read thermometer to ensure they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°F/75°C.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Ingredients: Cheese, Chicken, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Pepperoni
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, #StayHome, 4th of July, Back to School, Christmas, Easter, Father's Day, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Winter, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

    The chicken really looks good. We don’t eat thighs so I was wondering if we could use chicken tenders from Costco? Hope so. I would rate it at 5 but haven’t made it yet Thanks

      Hi Lynda! You sure can use chicken tenders or even breasts… just pound it down to thin it out and make it an even thickness and the cook time might be less, especially if you are using tenders. So use that instant read thermometer! 🙂

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