Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
Easy, crispy, and perfectly seasoned, these air fryer chicken taquitos are great for a weeknight dinner. The air fryer gets them nice and crispy with very little oil, and they reheat amazingly well.
Servings: 4 people * note 1
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts roughly 2 large chicken breasts; see note 2
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder see note 3
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella see note 4
- 10 medium tortillas see note 5
Prepare chicken breast- In a medium-sized 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- Heat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes before adding chicken. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Ensure chicken has reached 165°F when checked with an instant read thermometer in the thickest portion.Remove chicken from air fryer, set aside and allow it to cool slightly.
Prepare filling- Shred the chicken with two forks, and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the cheese until well combined.
Roll- Place roughly ½ cup of the chicken/cheese mixture in the middle of a medium-sized flour tortilla. Roll it up tightly, and place seam side down on a plate. Repeat.
Cook- Heat air fryer to 400°F for at least 5 minutes. Carefully 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
Serve- Top with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, sour cream or salsa, and enjoy!
1- this recipe makes 9-10 taquitos; nutritional information is for ¼ of the batch (2 ½ taquitos per person)
2- you can swap for boneless skinless chicken thighs, or use 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken
3- make sure to select the mild paprika-based spice blend and not pure powdered chilies
4- you could also use monterey jack or jalapeno cheddar
5- we used flour tortillas; corn tortillas may also work.
Serving: 2.5taquitos; see note 1 | Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 3mg