These taquitos are air fried, which makes them healthier than deep fried ones. Using shredded rotisserie chicken provides a quick prep but you can always use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sides of sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or your choice of sides.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 taquitos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add green chiles and Mexican tomato sauce; stir to combine. Add chicken, Neufchatel cheese, and Mexican cheese blend. Cook and stir until cheeses have melted and mixture is completely warmed, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Heat tortillas in a skillet or directly on the grates of a gas stove until soft and pliable. Place 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold over and roll into taquitos.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Place taquitos in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching, and mist with avocado oil. Cook in batches if necessary. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 6 to 9 minutes. Turn taquitos over, mist with avocado oil, and air fry for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 216.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
My kids love taquitos so I thought I would give this a try. Glad I doubled the recipe because my kids loved them. Easy to make. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
My kids love taquitos so I thought I would give this a try. Glad I doubled the recipe because my kids loved them. Easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2020
They were good! 400 was too high so did second batch on 385. I used rotisserie chicken and doubled the recipe and glad I did because I was able to make 12 which was enough to feed family of 4. Next time I will add more chiles, it was a little bland for my liking. But super easy to prepare- I’ll definitely be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
Family loved them. I did substitute with turkey meat though, still came out delish. We use the air fryer often so it was a good addition. Id make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2020
So easy and delicious! I just shredded leftover chicken then mixed it with taco seasoning, black beans, salsa, and cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
I cooked chicken breast in crockpot with the rest of the ingredients and it came out wonderful. Pepperjack cheese added a little more spice. They were easy to make and awesome to eat! Will definitely make them again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
I enjoyed using my air fryer for these taquitos. My family liked the filling. We had some leftover so we used it as a dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
Due to the quarantine, I had to substitute a few ingredients, but it was still good! A little practice with my ninja foodi and I would serve it to friends! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
I’ve made similar in the past, be sure to keep a close eye on the finished project while in the air fryer! Delicious ! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2020
Only air fried them from 4 minutes rather than the recommended time. Other than that they were great! Read More