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Taquitos filled with chicken on a white plate.

Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Taquitos

These Spicy Chicken Taquitos have a creamy filling and get so crispy in the air fryer!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword air fryer, gameday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 446 kcal


  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • cooking spray
  • Pico de gallo, chopped fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco for serving

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Start by making Avocado Sauce. Combine avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice in a food processor and process until smooth.

    Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.

    Note: If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender, or mash by hand until smooth.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together chicken, cream cheese, chipotle peppers, chili powder, and cumin until evenly mixed.

  3. Cover tortillas with a damp paper towel and microwave for 3o seconds to make more pliable.

  4. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of cheese on a tortilla and then spread about 1/4 cup of filling towards one side. Roll up tightly. Repeat with 5 more.

  5. Lightly spray air fryer basket with oil. Add the 6 taquitos seam side down and spray the tops with oil.

    Air fry at 400 degrees for 6 to 7 minutes.

  6. Repeat with remaining tortillas for a second batch.

  7. To serve, drizzle with Avocado sauce and top with Pico de gallo, cilantro, and Queso Fresco.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 450mg45%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.