Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

chicken breasts   olive oil cumin chili powder see note 3 onion powder garlic powder salt mozzarella  medium tortillas air fryer

what you'll need:

prepare chicken breast

in a bowl, toss chicken in olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt on both sides.


cook chicken breast

cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. ensure chicken has reached 165°F when checked with an instant read thermometer in the thickest portion.


prepare filling

shred the chicken with two forks, and allow to cool slightly. stir in the cheese until well combined.



place chicken/cheese mixture in the middle of a medium-sized flour tortilla. roll it up tightly, and place seam side down on a plate.



add the taquitos to the basket, placing them seam side down. Spray tops of tortillas with spray oil and cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden and crispy.



top with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, sour cream or salsa, and enjoy!


prepare the filling ahead- make the puree and combine with the beans + cheese, but don't roll. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days, before rolling taquitos and baking up. bake ahead- alternatively you can follow this recipe all the way through and reheat. Taquitos may be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.

meal prep + storage:

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