Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken

Prosciutto is a type of cured Italian ham that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is typically made from the hind leg of a pig and is cured with salt and air-dried for several months. The resulting ham is salty, savory, and has a distinct umami flavor. In this recipe, we use prosciutto to wrap around chicken breasts, adding flavor and creating a crispy texture when cooked in the air fryer. This cooking method is a modern twist on the traditional Italian dish, but it still pays homage to the rich history of prosciutto.

Air Fryer Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: Italian
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This delicious and easy recipe combines the flavors of crispy prosciutto and juicy chicken breasts. The air fryer cooks the chicken to perfection, creating a crispy exterior and a tender interior. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner option that is sure to impress.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 8 slices of prosciutto

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season 4 chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices of prosciutto, making sure to cover the entire breast.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer. It should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If the chicken is not fully cooked, continue air frying for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve the prosciutto-wrapped chicken hot with your choice of sides.


  • Make sure to use thin slices of prosciutto for best results.
  • If your air fryer is smaller, you may need to cook the chicken in batches.
  • Feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices to the chicken for added flavor.

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