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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos


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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 stacked in pyramid-like style on a white rectangular serving plate.

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.

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos stacked on a white rectangular serving plate with nachos, jalapenos, salsa around the plate.

Ingredients

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
Ingredients used to make Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos.

Substitutions

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.

Chicken, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning mixture in a white bowl.

Step 2: Fill your tortillas

Once mixed, fill the tortillas with 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken. Roll and set aside.

Flattened tortilla wrap with the chicken mixture on the center.

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.

A piece of Chicken Taquitos in an air fryer basket.

Step 4: Garnish your taquitos

Remove and top with your favorite pepper, cheese or sauce.

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos on a white serving plate with jalapenos and parsley garnish.

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.

A side view shot of Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos highlighting the chicken inside the wrap.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

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
A side view shot of Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos highlighting the chicken inside the wrap.

Tips

  • 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.

FAQs

Have questions about Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover chicken taquitos in the fridge for up to three days.

How to reheat

Reheat leftover taquitos in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until warm all the way through.

Can I freeze these?

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.

A horizontal image of Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos highlighting the chicken inside the tortilla wrap.

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos Recipe

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

These homemade taquitos are perfect for lunch, dinner or even a snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Taquitos
Calories 261 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TaquitoCalories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 22gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 308mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg
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