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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

night meal, freezer meal, snack or lunch! Made with just 4-ingredients, these chicken taquitos are easy and a hit with absolutely everyone.

Ingredients

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  • 12 tortillas (see note)
  • 3 cups shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (store bought or homemade)
  • Avocado oil spray

Garnishes:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Cilantro
  • Scallions

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together shredded chicken, taco seasoning, and cheese.

  2. Warm tortillas up either in a hot cast-iron skillet or in the microwave until malleable. Place 1 tortilla down on a flat surface and fill it with about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture off to the side. Roll up the tortilla tightly and place it, seam side down on the air fryer basket/air fryer sheet. Continue until all of the filling has been used up.

  3. Lightly oil the tops of the tortillas.

  4. Cook in batches for 6 minutes, flipping halfway though, until the tortillas are lightly crisp and the filling is melty.

  5. Serve taquitos as desired with optional garnishes of chopped lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, hot sauce, etc.!

Notes

  1. We tested this recipe with corn tortillas, almond flour tortillas (from Siete Foods), and whole wheat tortillas. All worked well! We also know you can easily use traditional flour tortillas if you want. 
  2. We have found a cooking spray such as avocado oil (which has no other additives) useful for lightly applying oil to the tops of the tortilla. If you don’t have that, you can just use your hands or a pastry brush to lightly oil the tops of the tortilla.

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