Air-Fryer Chicken Taquitos


These air-fryer taquitos are crispy on the outside with a warm and zesty chicken-and-bean filling on the inside. Pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh cilantro round out this easy recipe that's perfect for a game-day crowd.

a recipe photo of the Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos served on a plate
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 16 ounces)

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons 25%-less sodium taco seasoning mix

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Colby Jack cheese

  • 18 (6 inch) white corn tortillas

  • Cooking spray

  • ¾ cup refrigerated pico de gallo

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook, stirring often, until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in beans, chicken, water and taco seasoning until combined; cook, stirring often, until the juices thicken and the mixture is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, uncovered, 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Add cheese to the cooled chicken mixture; stir until evenly combined. Working with 3 tortillas at a time, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel; microwave on High until warm, about 20 seconds. Place the warmed tortillas on a work surface and spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture into the center of each. Roll up tightly and place seam-side down on the work surface. Repeat the warming and rolling process with the remaining tortillas and filling.

  3. Lightly coat the air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Place 6 rolled taquitos, seam-side down, in the prepared basket; coat with cooking spray. Cook, flipping once and coating with additional cooking spray, until well browned and crispy, 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining taquitos. Serve with pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

601 Calories
21g Fat
65g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3 taquitos & 2 Tbsp. each pico de gallo & sour cream
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g 80%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Vitamin A 1470IU 29%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 427mg 9%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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