Last Updated on September 5, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos are crispy on the outside and filled with flavorful chicken and then air fried to perfection. These homemade taquitos are perfect for lunch, dinner or even a snack.
If you love crispy air fried chicken you will love this recipe. One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s quick to make, and is kid friendly, the entire family will love these chicken taquitos.
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
These chicken taquitos are filled with salsa, which is a great thing considering that salsa is a nutritional powerhouse. Salsa is loaded with vitamin C for immune support and can also help regulate your blood sugar.
Why I Love This Recipe
Crispy air fried flour tortillas stuffed with flavorful shredded chicken make up these easy Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos.
- Ready in under 45 minutes
- Easy to make
- Always a hit at parties
- Perfect for picky eaters
If you love Mexican inspired recipes you may love this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos recipe.
This simple air fryer recipe only needs a handful of basic kitchen staples. You may not even need to take a trip to the grocery store, which helps keep your grocery budget low.
- shredded cooked chicken
- sour cream
- cantina style salsa
- taco seasoning
- flour tortillas
Corn Tortillas: Do you prefer corn tortillas instead of flour? Corn tortillas also work well for this Air Fryer chicken taquitos recipe.
Greek Yogurt: Unflavored Greek yogurt makes a great replacement for sour cream, if you want a healthier swap.
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How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
This easy air fryer recipe, only requires four simple steps. You can’t get much easier.
Step 1: Mix your chicken
In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning.
Step 2: Fill your tortillas
Once mixed, fill the tortillas with 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken. Roll and set aside.
Step 3: Cook your taquitos
Spray the air fryer basket with oil and place taquitos in to cook at 380 for 10 minutes. Spray the taquitos with oil before cooking.
Step 4: Garnish your taquitos
Remove and top with your favorite pepper, cheese or sauce.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Looking for a way to personalize these chicken taquitos? Here are my favorite customizations for this recipe.
Green Chiles: Do you like a little spicy kick to your taquitos? Add in a small can of green chiles to your chicken mixture for kick.
Cheesy Chicken: Want a cheesy chicken mixture in your taquitos? Fill your taquitos with this Queso Chicken recipe.
Beef: Make this recipe entirely new by switching out the cooked chicken for cooked beef.
Need some inspiration for what to serve with this tasty meal? Here is a list of my favorite side dishes to serve with taquitos.
- spanish rice
- chips and salsa
- refried beans
- chips and cheese dip
- roasted vegetables
- For a crispy taquito do not over crowd your air fryer basket.
- Fill your taquitos with two to four tablespoons of your chicken mixture and roll tightly.
Have questions about Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store leftover chicken taquitos in the fridge for up to three days.
Reheat leftover taquitos in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until warm all the way through.
Yes! Chicken taquitos freeze well. I recommend freezing your taquitos uncooked. There’s no need to thaw before air frying, just add 2 to 4 minutes to your air fryer cooking time.
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you like air fryer recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Margherita Pizza
- Air Fryer Blooming Onion
- Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
- Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken
- Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos Recipe
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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
- Air Fryer
- Mixing Bowls
- 1 pound shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup fresh cantina style salsa
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 6 flour tortillas 6”-8” in size
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning.
- Once mixed fill the tortillas with 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken. Roll and set aside.
- Spray the air fryer basket with oil and place taquitos in to cook at 380 for 10 minutes. Spray the taquitos with oil before cooking.
- Remove and top with your favorite pepper, cheese or sauce.
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