Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 2 servings Calories 185.3

Vegetables and spices are rolled up in chicken breasts and air fried for a quick and easy dinner perfect for a busy weeknight. Just over 10 minutes in the air fryer gives you juicy, tender chicken breasts filled with spicy veggies. Serve with fresh pico de gallo and tortillas.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 extra-long toothpicks
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • ½ onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons corn oil
  • ½ lime, juiced

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place toothpicks in a small bowl and cover with water; let them soak to keep them from burning while cooking.
  2. 2 Mix 2 teaspoons chili powder and 2 teaspoons cumin in a shallow dish.
  3. 3 Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. 4 Place chicken breast on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle. Pound each half using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick.
  5. 5 Sprinkle each breast half equally with remaining chili powder, remaining cumin, chipotle flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper. Place 1/2 the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno in the center of 1 breast half. Roll the chicken from the tapered end upward and use 2 toothpicks to secure. Repeat with other breast, spices, and vegetables and secure with remaining toothpicks. Roll each roll-up in the chili-cumin mixture in the shallow dish while drizzling with olive oil until evenly covered.
  6. 6 Place roll-ups in the air-fryer basket with the toothpick side facing up. Set timer for 6 minutes.
  7. 7 Turn roll-ups over. Continue cooking in the air fryer until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 5 minutes more.
  8. 8 Drizzle lime juice evenly on roll-ups before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 185.3
  • Carbohydrate 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol 32.3 mg
  • Fat 8.5 g
  • Fiber 5.4 g
  • Protein 14.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 170.8 mg
  • Sugar 4.7 g


  1. I Doubled the recipe. The spices are so good. I Forgot to add the onion! I can’t believe I did that. I did add some baby spinach and a thick slice of Muenster Cheese. I needed to use them up. I’ll make this again. Easy and really flavorful.
  2. too spicy
  3. I cut the breasts in two once I rolled them. I thought it was SO GOOD. My man might think it’s too spicy but he has weak taste buds. I’m from Jackson, MS so I am used to spicy food. REALLY REALLY GOOD RECIPE!!!
  4. This worked really well. As I am newish at the air fryer this was different than anything I tried before. Loved it.
  5. I decided to make these into appetizer size for a tailgate and they were a hit. After airfrying, I placed them all in a large crock pot and sprinkled with Lawrey's Baja Chipolte marinade to keep it moist. I made each wrap bitesize and had condiments for dipping. They were delish!
  6. I used two breasts instead of one, but kept the rest close to the recipe. Even at that I was worried it was going to be too spicy for us. Ended up about right for our spice tolerance, but we felt it could have used more green spices, and maybe mozzarella. Will definitely make again, - Read more ...