Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos


These air fryer taquitos are a fast, easy-to-make dinner. Using shredded rotisserie chicken saves time, but you can also use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or choose your favorite sides.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 taquitos
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons diced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles (such as Ortega®)

  • 2 tablespoons Mexican-style hot tomato sauce (such as El Pato®)

  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 2 tablespoons Neufchâtel cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 corn tortillas

  • avocado oil cooking spray


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Place taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching, and mist with avocado oil. Cook until golden brown, 6 to 9 minutes. Turn taquitos over, mist with avocado oil, and air fry until crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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