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Mini Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

What’s better than chicken taquitos? Super adorable mini chicken taquitos cooked in an air fryer! These tasty treats are the absolute most delightful, just small bites of vibrant flavor bursting in your mouth. 

We think you’re going to love this recipe, which is shockingly simple and unsurprisingly delicious.

Can I substitute Colby Jack cheese for cheddar cheese?

You absolutely can! While we love using cheddar in this recipe because it’s so delicious (and a truly superb melty cheese), you can swap it out for Colby Jack if you prefer the slightly sweeter flavor of that one, or simply don’t have cheddar on hand.

Colby cheeses are firm cow’s milk cheeses with a yellow color, similar to cheddar. They have a nice open texture that you can preserve by slicing it with a serrated knife — though of course, in this recipe we’re using the shredded version. 

How to make your own taco seasoning

Though of course you can buy a mixed seasoning, if you’d rather turn this meal into a home-cooked goodness, you can create your own taco seasoning with many spices you’ll likely already have on-hand. 

You’re just going to mix together:

  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 3/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, fine

Then, you’ll use one tablespoon of the seasoning.

How to make mini air fryer chicken taquitos

  1. Mix chicken, whipped cream cheese, green onions, shredded cheddar, and one tablespoon taco seasoning together.
  2. Fill mini tortillas with one tablespoon of filling, then roll.
  3. Cook in air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with tomatoes, sour cream, and salsa.

How to store leftovers

You’ll want to store the taquitos themselves separately from the garnishes, and put everything in airtight sealed containers in the fridge. The taquitos will keep for up to three days, and when it comes time to reheat them, you can place them back in the air fryer with a little bit of oil on spray, and voila! Good as new!

Mini Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

These easy taquitos are filled with chicken, cheeses and seasoning. It's so easy and a great way to use left over rotisserie chicken!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer taquitos, chicken taquitos, healthy taquitos, healthy taquitos recipe, how to make taquitos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories:
Author: Alia and Radwa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked and shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or colby jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning store bought or homemade. see note below
  • 3 large burritos cut into mini rounds with a larger round cookie cuter or use 4-6 small soft tortillas

Instructions

  • Mix chicken, whipped cream cheese, green onions, shredded cheddar, and one tablespoon taco seasoning together.
  • Fill mini tortillas with one tablespoon of filling, then roll.
  • Cook in air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with tomatoes, sour cream, cotija cheese and salsa.

Video

Notes

How to make your own taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 3/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, fine
Yields 3 tablespoons.
 

 

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    For someone who is not great at cooking, it’s hard to believe that this recipe is so quick and easy to make. Prep time was minimal and they were done in the air fryer in no time. The second time I made them, I made a side of guacamole to add on top, which was a great addition to an already great recipe. 10/10 recommend!