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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos combine chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and cheese that is then rolled in a flour tortilla and Air Fried to perfection! Your family will love the crispy outside combined with the soft juicy inside. Once you make these chicken taquitos, you will never buy frozen taquitos again!  

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos are one of the simplest Mexican dishes to create at home that the entire family will love! With about 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking, you will have an easy dinner ready to go in no time at all making this the perfect meal for those busy weeknights! 

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Pair these with Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn or Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice for a complete meal to feed the entire family in minutes!

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees. 
  • In a bowl, blend the chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and Monterey jack cheese. 
mix well
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken off-center in each tortilla.  Roll up the tortilla as tightly as possible without tearing the tortilla and place it on the baking sheet with the seam side down. 
fill
  • Place the taquitos in the air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until lightly browned. 
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
  • Serve with additional salsa verde, sour cream, or guacamole. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can swap out the salsa verde salsa for regular salsa if you prefer. 
  • Be sure to soften the cream cheese first. I usually leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes.  
  • If you want to add some spice to these you can add some chili powder. A little goes a long way! 
  • I love using the meat of a rotisserie chicken to make these on really busy nights. 
  • Add corn and black beans to the chicken mixture for even more protein and flavor. 
  • Feel free to use another cheese! You can easily use cheddar cheese or Mexican Cheese. 
  • For even more flavor spray the tops with cooking spray prior to cooking and add some kosher salt. Yum!

Storage

Freezer

These taquitos freeze so well. You will want to roll these as if you were going to Air Fry them and then place them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Place them in the freezer, until frozen, for about 4 hours, and then place them in a freezer-safe bag. These will stay fresh for 3-4 months. 

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

How to cook frozen taquitos

Place your frozen taquitos in your Air Fryer and cook for about 12-15 minutes. You will want to check them around 10 minutes to see how they are cooking. 

Can I bake these in the oven?

Yes, you can bake these in the oven, but they will not be as crispy. 

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

What can I add to the top of these?

The possibilities are endless! Add 

  • Mango Salsa
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Crema
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
air fryer chicken taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos combine chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and cheese that is then rolled in a flour tortilla and Air Fried to perfection! Your family will love the crispy outside combined with the soft juicy inside. Once you make these, you will never buy frozen taquitos again!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup shredded, cooked chicken
  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup salsa verde
  • 1 (8.2 ounce) packages fajita size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese

Instructions

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees. 
    2. In a bowl, blend the chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and Monterey jack cheese. 
    3. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken off-center in each tortilla.  Roll up the tortilla as tightly as possible without tearing the tortilla and place it on the baking sheet with the seam side down. 
    4. Place the taquitos in the air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until lightly browned. 
    5. Serve with additional salsa verde, sour cream, or guacamole.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 21g

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