Air fryer taquitos are a wonderful and quick way to enjoy a traditional Mexican cuisine. They are created with corn tortillas filled with your favorite ingredients, then air fried till crispy and golden brown. This recipe is for chicken taquitos, but you can simply adapt them with your own favorite fillings.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes


12 corn tortillas

1 cup shredded chicken

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/4 cup taco seasoning

1 tablespoon olive oil


Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

In a bowl, mix the chicken, cheese, taco spice, and olive oil.

Spread 2 teaspoons of the filling down the middle of each tortilla.

Roll up the tortillas firmly and fasten with toothpicks.

Place the taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fried for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.


Calories: 220

Carbohydrates: 20 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Protein: 15 grams

Fiber: 3 grams


For super crispy taquitos, brush them with olive oil before air frying.

You may also use ground beef, turkey, or tofu in lieu of the chicken.

For a hotter variation, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the filling.   

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.