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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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These air fryer chicken taquitos are hand held tubes of crispy goodness filled with ooey gooey yum. And they are so easy to make. Air fryer recipes make life so simple.

air fryer chicken taquitos stacked on a plate

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Homemade taquitos

It’s so easy to make homemade air fryer chicken taquitos! They are so delicious and will be a family favorite in no time. My kids love them. You can make a dip for them such as pico de Gallo, guacamole, cheese dip, and more. The ultimate easy dinner idea!

This recipe is just as delicious as fried but without all the oil. You can cut them in half to make minis for a party. You can keep them warm in a 200-degree oven while you make multiple batches.

Before you start to fill and roll them, place your tortillas in a clean kitchen towel, sprinkle with water and microwave for 30 seconds. This will soften them and keep them from breaking.

If you want to make them with beef, just switch out the chicken for browned ground beef. Or just do beans if you want a meatless meal.

Air fryer chicken taquitos are just as delicious without all the oil. Enjoy the crunchy tortillas and cheesy filling. YUM!

If your tortillas are difficult to roll you can warm them slightly in the microwave before assembling them.

chicken taquito with a bite out balanced on another

How To Air Fry Frozen Taquitos

If you don’t want to make them homemade, you can cook store bought frozen taquitos in your air fryer too.

Place them in an oiled air fryer basket and cook at 375 for 5 minutes or until thawed and crispy on the outside.

chicken taquito over green salsa dipping sauce
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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Creamy, cheesy taquitos full of yummy chicken with a crispy crunchy outside.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer chicken taquitos, chicken taquitos, taquitos
Servings: 10 taquitos
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Christina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chicken shredded
  • 2 tablespoons dry minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup salsa + more for serving
  • 1 block cream cheese room temperature
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 10 corn tortillas warmed
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees
  • In a bowl mix chicken, onion, garlic, salsa, cream cheese, and salt & pepper until well combined
  • Warm tortillas wrapped in a damp towel for 30 seconds
  • Spread 3-4 tablespoons of chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla then roll it up and place it in air fryer
  • Spray the tops of the taquitos lightly with spray oil
  • Cook for 8 minutes
  • Garnish with cilantro

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

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