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Air Fryer Taquitos

Crispy crunchy chipotle chicken air fryer taquitos perfect for taco night.
Prep Time28 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, taquitos
Servings: 4
Calories: 543kcal


  • air fryer


Chicken Taquitos

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo depending on spice preference
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce from can
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano Mexican oregano preferred
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock low/no sodium preferred
  • 2 cups mexican cheese blend shredded
  • 20 small corn tortillas warmed

Lime Avocado Crema

  • 1 avocado roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lime juice only

To Serve

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 medium onion chopped
  • hot sauce as desired


  • Add the garlic, chipotles and sauce, tomatoes, oregano, and cumin to a blender and blend until smooth.
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  • Add the sauce to a pan with the shredded chicken and chicken stock. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Set aside.
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  • Warm your tortilla shells in the microwave to make them pliable. Rub both sides with oil (or spray with cooking spray), lay flat and top with chicken and a layer of cheese near one end. Gently roll the tortilla and place seam side down into a foil lined air fryer basket.
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  • Air fry on 400°F for 6-7 minutes, flipping once, or until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted. Repeat as needed. The taquitos will continue to crisp up as they cool. Let rest on a rack while you make the remaining taquitos.
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  • To make the lime avocado crema, place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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  • Enjoy!
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To make the chicken in the air fryer, simply toss the chicken with the sauce in an oven safe dish that fits inside the air fryer. Loosen with a bit of chicken stock (you won’t need the full 1/2 cup). Place the dish in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 5-8 minutes.


Serving: 5taquitos | Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 12.5g | Sugar: 3g