Air Fryer Taquitos


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Taquitos made in the air fryer are extra easy, cook quickly and come out crisp. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of frying.

These Air fryer Taquitos are little hand-held bites, crunchy on the outside with a cheesy chicken filling and a little bit of spice from fresh jalapenos!

Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos on a white plate with garnish

This post is sponsored by Mirum, all opinions expressed are my own.

Amazing Air Fryer Taquitos

We love chicken taquitos and these are no exception.

  • These are easy to make ahead of time (and can even be frozen before cooking).
  • They’re great snacks for game day or a perfect meal with some Homemade Style Salsa.
  • Load them up with your favorite ingredients and/or meats and veggies.

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Ingredients

CHICKEN We use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken for these but taquitos are great for using up leftovers like taco meat or pork.

TORTILLAS Corn tortillas are the traditional option (and my favorite for sure), but you can use flour tortillas too. Be sure to heat the tortillas first so they don’t crack when rolling.

CHEESE Cream cheese makes the filling extra creamy while shredded cheese adds ooey gooey goodness.

FLAVOR The meat is seasoned with homemade taco seasoning and fresh or pickled jalapenos add a bit of heat.

I love the added heat from jalapenos in this version…. to be honest, I love spice added to almost anything!

That being said, spicy foods can trigger heartburn. Being proactive in treating heartburn before it begins means that you can enjoy your favorite foods (like these jalapeno taquitos since I know you’re going to love them) without worrying about heartburn sneaking up on you!

top view of Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos ingredients

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How to Make Air Fryer Taquitos

  1. Season chicken with taco seasoning and mix with cream cheese, jalapenos, and green onions until creamy.
  2. Place a scoop of the mixture in the center of a softened tortilla, add cheese, and roll tightly. Secure with a toothpick.
  3. Brush with oil. Place in the Air Fryer, being sure to keep some space between each taquito so they cook evenly.

Omeprazole pack with Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos in the background

Leftovers

  • Leftover taquitos can be kept in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven or under the broiler for about 5 minutes.
  • Freeze them in zippered bags and label them with the date and they will keep about 2 months.

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Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos on a white plate with garnish
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Review Recipe

Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 taquitos
Author Holly Nilsson
Easy, cheesy, and a little bit spicy, these Jalapeno Taquitos are air-fried until perfectly crispy & golden!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken or pork or beef, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon jalapenos finely diced
  • 1 green onion sliced, green and whites divided
  • 1 cup Tex Mex cheese shredded
  • 8 corn tortillas 6 inches each
  • cooking spray

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Instructions

  • Combine chicken, taco seasoning and 3 tablespoons water. Simmer 5 minutes or until water is evaporated.
  • Add cream cheese, jalapenos, and the whites of the green onion. Cook until melted and creamy.
  • Place tortillas on a plate, top with a damp paper towel and microwave 40 seconds or until warm.
  • Divide filling over tortillas and top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll tightly and secure with a toothpick.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Spray taquitos with cooking spray or brush with oil. Place in a single layer and cook about 6-8 minutes or until crisp.
  • Cool 2 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining green onions and toppings as desired.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
Reheat in air fryer. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 217, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 184mg, Potassium: 174mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 371IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Air Fryer Taquitos, Air Fryer Taquitos recipe, how to make Air Fryer Taquitos, Jalapeno Air Fryer Taquitos
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex Mex
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