Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos - SO simple and they are seriously delicious! The whole family loved them! Shredded chicken, salsa, black beans, and cheese rolled up in corn tortillas and baked in the air fryer. Can use flour tortillas if preferred. Can freeze taquitos for a quick meal later! These homemade Mexican chicken taquitos were a HUGE hit in our house! 
taquitos topped with lettuce and tomatoes on a plate

Homemade Chicken Taquitos in the Air Fryer

The air fryer is one of my favorite small appliances in my kitchen. It is right up there with my slow cooker on MUST haves! It is amazing. We use it all the time. We make pizza, chicken fingers, and frozen snacks. They are all better cooked in the air fryer. This past week we made these delicious Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos for lunch. OMG! YUM! These chicken taquitos were super easy to make and they tasted great. We are making them again this weekend for all the football games!


chicken filling on top of unbaked taquitos

How to Make Mexican Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos in the Air Fryer

As I said, these Mexican Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos are super easy to make. I like to start with a rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chicken is my secret weapon for easy meals! I always have some pulled rotisserie chicken in the freezer. 

The filling for these taquitos is a mixture of shredded chicken, black beans, salsa, and cheese. I used cheddar cheese, but pepper jack or Monterey Jack would be great too!

Place the chicken mixture on top of a corn tortilla and roll up. Place the tortillas seam side down in the air fryer and spray with cooking spray. Cook for 6 or 8 minutes and let the fiesta begin!

I used corn tortillas. If you don't like corn tortillas, you can use flour tortillas. I tested this recipe with flour fajita tortillas and the cooking time is the same. The taquitos tasted great in the flour tortillas, so use either type or some of both!

baked chicken taquitos in air fryer basket

Can You Freeze Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos?

YES! You can absolutely freeze these Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos. You can freeze them baked or unbaked. If freezing them unbaked, thaw completely and bake as directed below. If you are freezing the leftovers, thaw and either pop in the microwave or put them in the air fryer frozen and bake at 350ºF for about 8 to 10 minutes. Just watch them and make sure they aren't burning.

dipping baked chicken taquitos into jalapeno dip

What to Eat With Chicken Taquitos

These Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos were a huge hit at our house. We both absolutely LOVED them! Top the taquitos with your favorite taco toppings. We like sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and extra salsa. We also like them straight out of the air fryer dipped in some Jalapeno Ranch. SO good! Here are a few of our favorite Mexican side dishes that go great with these homemade Air Fryer Mexican Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos:








baked chicken taquitos in air fryer basket
collage of two photos of baked chicken taquitos
assembling chicken taquitos on corn tortillas
baked chicken taquitos in air fryer basket
baked chicken taquitos on a plate topped with lettuce and tomato
baked chicken taquitos being dipped in jalapeno dip



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Entree
Mexican, Tex-Mex
Yield: 24 taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos

prep time: 10 minscook time: 7 mins total time: 17 mins
Air Fryer Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos - SO simple and they are seriously delicious! The whole family loved them! Shredded chicken, salsa, black beans, and cheese rolled up in corn tortillas and baked in the air fryer. Can use flour tortillas if preferred. Can freeze taquitos for a quick meal later! These homemade Mexican chicken taquitos were a HUGE hit in our house! #taquitos #airfryer #chicken #mexican

ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray

instructions:

  1. Combine chopped chicken, salsa, and black beans.
  2. Divide chicken mixture between corn tortillas. Top with shredded cheese.
  3. Roll up tortillas. Working in batches, place taquitos in air fryer basket seam side down. Spray liberally with cooking spray.
  4. Set air fryer to 400ºF and bake taquitos for 6 to 7 minutes.
  5. Repeat with remaining taquitos until they are all baked.

NOTES:

Can use flour tortillas in place of corn tortillas. 
I used Mateo Salsa in the chicken mixture.
Can freeze taquitos and bake later. To cook after frozen, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
Can freeze baked taquitos. To reheat, place in air fryer and cook at 350ºF for 8 to 10 mintues.



MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks
Air Fryer Pecan Chicken Tenders
Air Fryer Ribeyes
Air Fryer Pizza
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:
Philips XL Air Fryer
Philips XXL Air Fryer
Kitchen Tongs
Cutting Board


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  1. Yum - i just made them with flour tortillas and loved them! So easy!

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