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image of four crispy air fryer taquitos on a white plate garnished with lettuce and halved cherry tomatoes and two slices of jalapeños on a white plate with two forks and two slices of green avocado

Air Fryer Taquitos

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 129kcal


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 10 medium corn tortillas (make sure they're gluten-free, if you're GF)
  • Optional toppings: salsa, guacamole, shredded lettuce. avocado, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, etc.


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the shredded chicken and cheese and the taco seasoning.
  • Warm the tortillas. Wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds or until you're able to roll them easily without ripping the tortilla.
  • Brush or spray both sides of a corn tortilla with olive oil.
  • Add about 4 teaspoons of chicken mixture to the center of the tortilla and roll it into a tight log.
  • Place the taquito with the seam side down into the air fryer basket.
  • Do the same with the remaining tortillas, but be careful not to overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  • Spray the tops of the taquitos again with olive oil.
  • Cook at 400 °F (205 °C) for 9-12 minutes, or until the taquitos are golden brown and nicely crisped.
  • Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately. These should be enjoyed right away as they soften if they sit.


  • Depending on the model of your air fryer, you may need to adjust the temperature according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Don’t stack the taquitos in the air fryer basket as you will not get them evenly cooked.


Serving: 10servings | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg