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Air Fryer Chicken Caprese Recipe (Ready in 30 Minutes!)

Air Fryer Chicken Caprese Recipe
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Here is my Air Fryer Chicken Caprese, a recipe that whisks you away to the sun-drenched flavors of Italy without leaving your kitchen. As a lover of light, hassle-free cooking, especially during the summer, I appreciate how the air fryer lets us enjoy a hearty meal without heating up the entire house. This straightforward guide uses just a few ingredients like pesto, Gouda cheese, and cherry tomatoes to transform chicken breasts into a mouth-watering dish in about 12 minutes. Simple, quick, and absolutely delightful—let’s get cooking!

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

You’ll adore this recipe for two main reasons: it’s quick to make, ensuring you can have a flavorful meal ready in just about 12 minutes, and it packs a delightful punch of Italian-inspired flavors that transform ordinary chicken into a delectable feast.

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Recipe Variations

For those who enjoy a touch of gourmet flair, try drizzling aceto balsamico creme over the finished chicken caprese to add a sweet and tangy complexity.

Alternatively, consider adding a sprinkle of fresh basil and pine nuts before serving to enhance the dish with a fresh, aromatic flavor and a satisfying crunch.

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Air Fryer Chicken Caprese Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Caprese

Author: Laura Bais
This recipe guides you through a quick and flavorful way to prepare chicken breasts in an air fryer, enhanced with pesto, cheese, and cherry tomatoes. The simple steps ensure a deliciously juicy result in just about 12 minutes, perfect for a no-fuss meal. Smells like Italy, rigt?
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 266.4 kcal



  • 1 half chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black ground pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp pesto genovese
  • 3.8 oz Gouda cheese
  • 5 oz cherry tomato


  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • Heat the air fryer with a grill rack to 400 °F (200°C), then add the breasts for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the meat, spread with pesto, top with cheese, and sprinkle with cherry tomatoes cut in half.
  • Return everything to the air fryer for another 7 minutes.


Before diving into the nutritional details, please review our Nutritional Disclaimer page for important context and clarifications.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 266.4kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 15gFat: 20.5gSaturated Fat: 10.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 62.9mgSodium: 1.171mgPotassium: 237.6mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 3.5gVitamin A: 970.8IUVitamin C: 16.2mgCalcium: 426.5mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword air fryer chicken recipes, caprese, cherry tomato recipes, chicken recipes, pesto recipes
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