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Quick Mexican Chicken Taquitos (Air Fryer)

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Quick Mexican Chicken Taquitos (Air Fryer) Recipe

Quick Mexican Chicken Taquitos (Air Fryer) Recipe. Packed with flavor and made with a combination of shredded chicken, green chiles, and Mexican cheeses, these taquitos are the perfect snack or meal for any occasion.

To make these taquitos, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients, including tortillas, shredded chicken, green chiles, and a blend of Mexican cheeses.

To give your taquitos an extra kick, you can also add some chopped jalapenos or other spicy ingredients.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried taquitos, these air fryer taquitos are the perfect choice.

They’re quick, easy, and packed with flavor, making them a great option for busy weeknights or game-day snacks.

Weight Watchers Points

4 Points®

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 8 Green Plan

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Quick Mexican Chicken Taquitos (Air Fryer)

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This Quick Mexican Chicken Taquitos recipe is easy to make and perfect for a tasty snack or meal. Cooked in an air fryer for a crispy finish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4



  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until it becomes soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute until it becomes fragrant.
  • Add green chiles and Mexican tomato sauce, stir to combine.
  • Add shredded chicken, Mexican cheese blend, and Neufchâtel cheese.
  • Cook and stir until the cheeses have melted and the mixture is warmed through, about 3 minutes.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat tortillas in a skillet or on a gas stove until they become soft and pliable.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla.
  • Fold the tortillas over and roll them into taquitos.
  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place the taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  • Mist the taquitos with avocado oil.
  • Cook until they become golden brown, which will take 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Turn the taquitos over, mist them with avocado oil, and air fry until they become crispy, which will take 3 to 5 minutes.


4 Points®
MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 8 Green Plan
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Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 23gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 213IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 203mgIron: 1mg
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