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Air Fryer Chicken & Cheese Taquitos

Air fryer chicken & cheese taquitos made with shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese.  These taquitos are crispy, and crunchy, and have a delicious filling.

Air fryer chicken and cheese taquitos garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

Air Fryer Appetizers

Taquitos make great appetizers and they're great as a snack- especially while the children are out of school! 

These chicken & cheese taquitos take only 8 minutes in the air fryer and they're so simple to make!

This chicken & cheese taquitos recipe is made with already-cooked shredded chicken breast which is a great way to use leftovers!

Another simple and easy to make using the air fryer are these Air fryer frozen jalapeño poppers. They're both great options for Game Day!

Air Fryer Chicken & Cheese Taquitos

You can make these taquitos in any type of air fryer but I used my Instant Pot Vortex Plus.  It fit almost all of the taquitos on the two trays that come with the Vortex Plus.

It only took 8 minutes for each batch of these taquitos in this oven.  If you have a different air fryer, especially one that doesn't fit as much, it will take longer depending on how many batches you have to air fry them in.

Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer Settings

To make air fryer chicken & cheese taquitos, you will need these accessories and settings:

  • Vortex racks
  • Air Fry Setting
  • Temperature set to 375°
  • Time Setting set to 8 minutes

You will rotate the racks and flip the taquitos when the Vortex tells you to do so at the halfway mark of air frying.

Making Chicken & Cheese Taquitos

It's really simple to make these yummy appetizers.  You start with us a tortilla, spread the chicken on the bottom half, sprinkle the cheese above it, and then roll the tortilla up starting on the side with the fillings.

When placing these in the air fryer, place the seam side down so that they don't pop open!  You can also use toothpicks to hold them closed while transferring them to the air fryer if you wish.

Ingredients in Air Fryer Chicken & Cheese Taquitos

Prep station of tortillas, shredded chicken, and cheese.

Related: Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

Taquito Toppings

These taquitos can be served with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, queso fresco, and even avocado!  Delicious dips for these taquitos are salsas, cheeses, and guacamole!

  • queso fresco
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • salsa
A plate with chicken and cheese taquitos garnished with diced tomatoes, chopped lettuce, and crumbled cheese.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 12 taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken & Cheese Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Taquitos featured image.

These taquitos are made with shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese and cooked in the Air Fryer until the tortillas are crispy and crunchy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes



  • queso fresco, optional
  • shredded lettuce, optional
  • diced tomatoes, optional
  • salsa, for dipping
  • 12 Tortillas


  1. Mix together the cooked shredded chicken and the cumin, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder. Blend well.
  2. Lay the tortillas on a flat surface and add the cooked chicken to the bottom half of the tortilla.
  3. Lay mozzarella cheese above the chicken and roll the tortilla up.
  4. Set the air fryer to AIR FRY, 375°, and 8m minutes.
  5. Lay the tortillas on the trays with the seam down and press start.
  6. Turn the tortillas halfway through (rotating trays {if needed} and flipping taquitos).
  7. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 529mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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