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., January 2023


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

3 taquitos & 2 Tbsp. each pico de gallo & sour cream
601 calories; protein 40g; carbohydrates 65g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 6g; fat 21g; saturated fat 11g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 110mg; vitamin a iu 1470IU; vitamin b3 niacin 11mg; vitamin c 34mg; vitamin d iu 4IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 20mg; vitamin k 4mg; sodium 612mg; calcium 342mg; chromium 1mcg; iron 2mg; magnesium 58mg; phosphorus 187mg; potassium 427mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 15mg; selenium 21mcg.