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Chicken and green chili taquitos on a white plate with a green checkered napkin and a bottle of beer.
Chicken and Green Chili Taquitos
You can make a snack, a lunch OR a dinner out of these chicken and green chili taquito. They fry up in your air fryer instead of in a pan of oil, so you can feel better about your snack, lunch or dinner too!
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, Great Snacks
Servings: 5
Calories: 317 kcal
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons salsa verde
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 10 small corn tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups grated Monterey Jack pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • Toothpicks
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salsa fresca [LINK]
  • Queso fresco or cotija cheese
Avocado Crema
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • salt
  1. Combine the shredded chicken, salsa and spices in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Wrap the corn tortillas in a clean kitchen towel and place in the microwave for 30 seconds to make them pliable. Keep the tortillas wrapped up while you work with others.
  3. Make four taquitos at a time. Place four tortillas on your work surface and place a row of the chicken along the bottom third of the tortilla. Cover the chicken with the grated cheese.
  4. Roll the tortillas up around the filling tightly and keep the taquitos closed with a toothpick or two. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  5. Brush or spray the outside of the taquitos with oil and place them in the air fryer basket. Air-fry at 400ºF for 12 minutes, rolling the taquitos over halfway through the cooking process.
  6. While the taquitos are cooking, make the avocado crema by combining all the ingredients in a mini chopper or food processor (or a bowl). Blend until smooth and season to taste with salt.
  7. Remove the toothpicks from the taquitos and serve with the salsa fresca, avocado crema and queso fresco crumbled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Green Chili Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 388mg16%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 417IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.