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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

A healthier, but just as delicious twist on traditional taquitos, you're going to LOVE this Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos Recipe. Corn OR flour tortillas filled with the easiest crockpot salsa chicken and air fried until golden brown and crispy. Oven baked and deep frying directions included!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, Crockpot Salsa Chicken, healthy
Servings: 12 taquitos
Calories: 165kcal




  • 1 batch crockpot salsa chicken you should have 24 tablespoons
  • 12 tablespoons shredded cheese I used a pre-shredded Mexican blend
  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas should be 5.5 - 6 inches in diameter
  • Salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, greek yogurt optional for serving


  • Working with one tortilla at a time, place two tablespoons of shredded chicken on one end of the tortilla.
  • Place one tablespoon shredded cheese on top of the chicken.
  • Roll to form the taquito, starting at the filled side.
  • Use two toothpicks to secure the taquito along the seam.
  • Repeat with remaining taquitos.
  • Hit “ON” on the air fryer.

  • Then hit “PRE-HEAT”. 
  • Set the temperature to 400 degrees F and set the timer to 6 minutes.
  • Hit “START”.
 The air fryer will beep at you when it’s finished preheating.
  • Open up the air fryer and spray the basket with cooking spray. 
Place 4 taquitos (tooth picks will be facing up) into the basket, making sure they’re not touching, and spray the tops with more cooking spray.
  • Air fry for 5-6 minutes*, or until the tortillas are brown and crispy to your liking.
  • Repeat with remaining taquitos.
  • Remove toothpicks before serving.
  • Serve with salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, or greek yogurt, if desired!
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*I like removing the toothpicks then flipping the taquitos halfway through for the most even browning.
**See post above for oven baked and deep frying suggestions. 
*** Nutritional information is a VERY rough guesstimate based on the cheese/tortilla brand I used. They'll be more or less based on what cheese/tortilla you use. 
**** Use really fresh corn tortillas to avoid tearing. You can microwave them with a wet paper towel if they're too dry before rolling. 


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.4mg