Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Taquitos, or flautas as some people may call them, are delicious crispy tortillas filled with a yummy meat filling. With a wide variety of options for fillings, it’s easy to find a combination that everyone will enjoy. 

chicken taquitos

These AIR FRYER Chicken Taquitos are loaded with homemade spices, salsa, shredded chicken and cheese, crispy on the outside, and beyond simple to make in your air fryer! Dip these in salsa or queso for a fun snack or quick dinner.

Using the Air Fryer to make these is great because you can get the outside of the tortillas really crispy without frying and adding oil. If you don’t have an air fryer, I will share how to bake it with you below.

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To make chicken taquitos you will need

  • Shredded chicken: You can use any type of chicken you have on hand and shred it or use rotisserie chicken.
  • Salsa: any type of Mexican salsa will work. You can also replace the salsa with half the amount of canned jalapenos or chipotles in adobo sauce.
  • Shredded Cheese: Mexican or taco blend, Monterey jack, cheddar, OR your favorite melting cheese will work!
  • Spices: 4 tablespoons of the chicken taco seasoning
  • Tortillas: small corn OR flour taco size, gluten free or low carb (about 4”) tortillas

How to make Chicken Taquitos

Step 1: Let us make the spices for the chicken.

Chicken taco seasoning is so much better than any store bought ones. A few pantry staples and you’re on your way to delicious chicken tacos, burritos, taquitos, bowls and salads. Here is the link to make your very own chicken taco seasoning- Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning

Step 2: Shred the chicken into small pieces, add to frying pan with oil and stir for 5 minutes. Add the chicken seasoning and 1/4 cup of salsa. Stir well and cook for another 5 minutes

Step 3: Grab your wraps and warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds. It will help to roll better to make your taquitos. In a bowl melt a stick of butter or butter substitute.

Step 4: Add 1-2 tablespoons of shredded Mexican cheese and then add 2 tablespoons of shredded chicken mixture. Brush a little butter around the wrap and roll it as tight as you can.

Step 5: Cover the outer area with butter. Flap of the taquito needs to face down on the air fryer basket. Preheat Air Fryer 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Check after 10 to make its not burning.

Step 6: You are ready serve with salsa or queso for dipping. Sour-cream, Guacamole or avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime for topping optional

How to bake it in the oven? Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place taquitos on a sheet pan in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the outside is super crispy.

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

20

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

225

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

Taquitos, or flautas as some people may call them, are delicious crispy tortillas filled with a yummy meat filling. With a wide variety of options for fillings, it’s easy to find a combination that everyone will enjoy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken

  • 3-4 tablespoons chicken taco seasoning

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican blend, cheddar, or your favorite melting cheese

  • 1/4 cup cup salsa of choice

  • 12-14 small or medium corn or flour tortillas (regular, gluten free or low carb)

  • 8 tablespoons butter or dairy free substitute, Melted

Directions

  • Combine Shredded chicken, spices and salsa in a pan and cook until well incorporated
  • Lay the tortillas on a flat surface and divide the chicken and cheese mixture among the 12 to 14 tortillas. Roll up each tortilla tightly. Brush with a light layer of oil or melted butter
  • To Bake
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place taquitos on a sheet pan in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the outside is super crispy.
  • To Air Fry
  • Place taquitos in the air fryer in a single layer without overcrowding. Air fry at 400F for 12-15 minutes or until crispy. Open the air fryer after 10 minutes to check on them to avoid burning

Notes

  • If you don/t want to use butter, you can cooking oil spray.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Taquito / Calories: 220kcal / Carbohydrates: 17g / Net Carbs: 8g/ Protein: 14g / Fat: 10g /Sugar: 2g

This is based on a regular corn or flour tortilla

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