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What can I do to prevent taquitos from opening?

After rolling the tortillas, you can fix them by inserting 2-3 toothpicks.

Can I use other fillings to make taquito?

Taquitos are usually made by adding some cheese and vegetables to shredded beef or chicken. But if you want to make vegetarian taquitos, then you can use beans instead of meat in taquito recipes. The black beans especially go very well in taquitos.

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas in this recipe?

Flour tortillas are used to make flautas and corn tortillas to make taquitos. However, this does not mean that you cannot use them interchangeably. So, yes, you can use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas but you will have bigger taquitos at the end. Moreover, corn tortillas are richer in nutrients than flour tortillas.

#Air Fryer

Chicken Taquitos Air Fryer Recipe

Category:Main dish
Cook Time:8 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 230

What are you going to do with the leftovers from roasted chicken? Below is a delicious answer to your question in a very easy recipe!

Tags: Air fryer taquitos

Chicken Taquitos Air Fryer Recipe

Taquito is a Mexican dish which consists of some fillings wrapped with a tortilla rolled into a cigar shape. The taquito recipe below is a great way to make the most of leftover meats, whether it is turkey, chicken, beef, even fish. We make use of leftover turkey in the turkey money bags recipe in the air fryer, and now it is time to use leftover chicken. But of course, you can use turkey in this recipe and chicken in turkey money bags.

In the recipe below we will make use of already cooked chicken adding onion, garlic, green chilies, and Monterey Jack cheese. The flavors of all these ingredients will blend with each other perfectly within the tortilla while being baked in the air fryer. At the end, there will be a delicious dish for you to serve your loved ones.

Let’s move on to the recipe now and learn how to make chicken taquitos in the air fryer!


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, any cooked chicken

  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 can (7 ounces) green chilies, chopped

  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas


  1. Preheat the air fryer by setting the temperature to 370°F and the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.

  2. Lightly grease one mesh rack of the air fryer with olive oil spray and set it aside.

  3. Add chicken, onion, garlic, green chilies, Monterey Jack cheese, salt, and black pepper into a bowl and mix them.

  4. In batches, lay out corn tortillas on a clean flat surface, place lengthwise 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture on each of them.

  5. Roll the tortillas over the filling tightly, and arrange them on the mesh rack in a single layer.

  6. Open the air fryer, put the chicken taquitos inside, and close the air fryer.

  7. Adjust the timer for 8 minutes, and press the “Start/Pause” button to begin frying.

  8. Cook the taquitos until they are golden brown and crispy.

  9. Once cooked, open the air fryer and transfer the taquitos into a serving platter.

  10. Serve and enjoy the chicken taquitos!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 taquito
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
29.9 grams
6.7 grams
16.3 grams
39 milligrams
240 milligrams
8.8 grams

    You can also make this recipe using leftover turkey. It yields a very similar taste and texture.


    You can serve chicken taquitos along with green salad, bean salad, or with a vegetable side dish. High-carb side dishes are not recommended to serve along with taquitos to keep calorie intake low.