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The Perfect Air Fryer Recipe: Hasselback Fajita Chicken

The Perfect Air Fryer Recipe: Hasselback Fajita Chicken

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Air Fryer Hasselback Fajita Chicken is a blend of a few different techniques, tastes, textures and it all comes together to make a killer dish that is bound to impress your taste testers. By slicing the chicken to insert the peppers and onions, you can’t help but infuse another layer of flavor on this dish.

The Perfect Air Fryer Recipe: Hasselback Fajita Chicken

If you’re looking for a recipe to impress your friends and family, look no further. I’ve got the perfect Hasselback Fajita Chicken recipe from my air fryer that will make everyone at your next dinner party drool with envy! The secret is in the crispy outside crust and juicy inside.

The Best Air Fryer Hasselback Fajita Chicken


This is one of those recipes where it’s hard to find one flaw – each bite has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, tangy, spicy flavors all combined into one amazing meal! The recipe is so easy and makes an impressive presentation – you can’t go wrong!

What does hasselback mean?

It means slicing the chicken into thin, long slices and inserting peppers and onions to infuse more flavor. This video will show you the technique, but on potatoes. It works beautifully for them too!

Be daring and try something different for breakfast, lunch or dinner with one of these delicious hasselback recipes There are actually 10 different recipes here – between potatoes and chicken – yummy!

You really can stuff your chicken or potatoes with any items using this technique and end up with an amazing offering to plate up for your family.

Slicing through the breast meat of the chicken exposes some of its interior while keeping it tightly held together by cheesecloth or kitchen twine (optional). This allows for air fryer hasselback fajita chicken cooking with little risk of drying out as opposed to partially precooked in a pan before finishing in an oven.

Individual portions are formed by making cuts perpendicular to one another at even intervals every half inch or so. If desired, cut off any excess skin from around the edges using a knife.

Why do we use different color bell peppers?

Why do we use bell peppers? Bell peppers are a great stuffing option because they’re able to be stuffed and cooked along with the chicken, tucking in nicely alongside. The different colors of bell peppers have different nutritional values as well as tastes. For example, red bell peppers are more likely to be sweet and yellow or green have a stronger flavor.

Red peppers are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Yellow or green peppers are a good source of vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyesight.

So – just don’t tell the kids how nutritious this is and you will be amazed at how they rip into it.

What Air Fyer Do I Like?

I use the Instant Pot Vortex Plus 10 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Air Fryer, Rotisserie, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat & Dehydrater that you can see here on Amazon: Instant Pot Vortex.

Create healthier versions of all your family’s favorite fried foods. From fresh or frozen, from air fryer to rotisserie — the Instant Vortex Plus 10-Quart 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven crisps to perfection with little or no oil. Experience a world of flavor with the touch of a button. Use the preset Smart Programs to easily roast, broil, bake, reheat, air fry, dehydrate or cook on a rotisserie.

Air fryers make juicy chicken wings and crispy fries, onion rings, and other vegetables a big hit. Bake fluffy cinnamon rolls. Roast chicken parmesan, stuffed peppers, and garlic potatoes. Broil a perfectly flaky salmon fillet. Reheat leftovers in a jiffy. You can even dehydrate your own jerky, fruit strips, and even kale chips.

Simple touch controls are easy to use. And the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven remembers your settings, so your favorites can be made with the touch of a button. Combine space efficiency on your countertop with versatility and say goodbye to your microwave, pizza oven, convection oven, dehydrator, and toaster. Anything they can do the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven can do better.

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Air Fryer Hasselback Fajita Chicken

How to Make Air Fryer Hasselback Fajita Chicken

Hasselback Fajita Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp FAJITA seasoning
  • 1/2 each red, yellow, and orange pepper- sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese – Colby Jack and Cheddar mix
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa and sour cream

Directions:
Preheat Air fryer if needed to the pre-set chicken option or 380
Make horizontal cuts across each chicken breast
Rub your chicken breasts with olive oil and fajita seasoning


Set to the side
Prepare vegetables as directed
Add bell peppers and red onions to each cut


Place the chicken in the air fryer vegetables side facing up.
Cook chicken for 15 min
Remove from the air fryer and place on a parchment sheet covered baking pan
Top the chicken with cheese


Set your oven to broil on high
Place in the oven until cheese is melted
Remove from oven and serve


Garnish cilantro, salsa and sour cream

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This air fryer hasselback fajita chicken is bound to impress your taste testers. By slicing the chicken so you can insert the peppers and onions, it’s hard not to infuse another layer of flavor on this dish!

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