Air Fried Chicken Taquitos

2021-04-20T16:32:12+00:00April 20th, 2021|Entrees, Recipes|

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Air Fried Chicken Taquitos

Elevate your Taco Tuesday or any day of the week, with these easy peasy air fried chicken taquitos. And if I am being honest, they taste better than any fast food taquitos you’ll get.

Ingredients you will need:

  1. Chicken breast
  2. Trader Joes Tomatillo salsa or this homemade version
  3. Chicken bone broth
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. Corn tortillas
  6. Shredded Mexican cheese
  7. Fresh cilantro
  8. Chopped romaine lettuce
  9. Hot sauce of choice
  10. Avocado
  11. Cotija cheese
  12. Garlic powder
  13. Limes

Preparing the tomatillo shredded chicken:

First things first, start by preparing the Instant pot shredded tomatillo chicken. Add 2 chicken breast, chicken bone broth, salt and pepper, and 1 jar of Trader Joes tomatillo salsa to Instant pot. But if you don’t have a Trader Joes near you, check out my homemade version here. Close the Instant pot, seal valve, and set to poultry setting for 15 minutes. And once it is done, let the pressure release naturally (about 10-12 minutes). Remove the chicken breast, place on a cutting board, and shred with two forks. And place the shredded chicken back into the Instant pot and set to sauté function and allow the liquid to absorb, about 5 minutes or so.

Prepping the taquitos:

Start by warming the corn tortillas on low heat, flipping throughout. And once warmed through, spray both sides with avocado oil spray. Add about 1/4 cup of the shredded tomatillo chicken to the middle of the tortilla, along with some shredded cheese. Carefully roll the tortillas and place in a greased air fryer pan. And cook 380° F for 10-12 minutes. Then sprinkle shredded cheese on top and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

And if you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry. Because these can also be baked too. Follow the same directions listed above, only add to a lined baking sheet, and bake 400° F for 10-12 minutes. And once done check to see if they are crispy enough, if not cook another few minutes. And then top with shredded cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.

Toppings:

Feel free to top your taquitos with whatever you prefer on your taquitos. I personally love fresh guacamole, cotija cheese, and chopped romaine lettuce. But you can add diced tomatoes, sour cream, or crema too.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Tomatillo Chicken

Ingredients

Instant pot shredded tomatillo chicken

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 jar Trader Joes Tomatillo salsa
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Instant pot shredded tomatillo chicken instructions:

  • Add chicken breast, tomatillo salsa, chicken bone broth, salt and pepper to instant pot, and mix
  • Close Instant pot, seal valve, and set to poultry setting for 15 minutes
  • Once done let pressure release naturally (10-12 minutes)
  • Remove the chicken breast and shred chicken with two forks
  • Place the shredded chicken back into the instant pot with the juices and set to sauté function for 5 minutes to allow the juices to soak into the shredded chicken

Air Fried Chicken Taquitos:

Ingredients

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Shredded tomatillo chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • Avocado oil spray

Instructions

Air Fried Taquito Instructions

  • Warm the corn tortillas on low heat, flipping throughout
  • Spray both sides of tortilla with avocado oil spray
  • Add about 1/4 cup of shredded chicken and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top
  • Carefully roll up the tortillas
  • Place in an air fryer pan sprayed with avocado oil
  • Cook on 380 for 10-12 minutes
  • Add shredded Mexican cheese on top and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted
  • Serve with homemade guacamole, cotija cheese, chopped romaine lettuce, and your favorite hot sauce

Oven Instructions:

  • Follow the above instructions (1-4)
  • Add to a lined baking sheet
  • Bake 400°F for 10-12 minutes
  • Sprinkle cheese once done and cook another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted

Guacamole:

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

Guacamole Instructions:

  • Add everything to a bowl and mix