Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

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These air fryer frozen taquitos are amazing! They have a crispy outer layer and the meat is cooked to perfection on the inside. You will love cooking frozen taquitos in your air fryer because they taste great-crunchy and all!

Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

Air Fryer Taquitos

It’s Taco Tuesday!

I can’t decide between tacos, cheese quesadillas, or my famous beefy enchilada casserole. So, while I am trying to decide, I’m going to cook up some of my go-to frozen taquitos to keep the hunger at bay- or at least entertain my kiddos for a little bit while I finish dinner!

So, what’s the best way to make frozen taquitos? Air fry them!

a box of frozen chicken and cheese taquitos

By cooking them in the air fryer, you end up with a crispy tortilla exterior and a juicy and flavorful filling of whatever kind you decide to make. Now, you can bake them in the oven, but by the time you preheat the oven and cook the taquitos, you could have already made two batches in the air fryer!

This recipe is not only incredibly simple to make but it’s also very kid-friendly and a great finger food option.

cooking a box of chicken and cheese taquitos in the air fryer

Don’t have an air fryer? This is the model I recommend. It’s my favorite!

How To Cook Frozen Taquitos In The Air Fryer

To make this recipe, all you need to do is follow these 2 simple steps:

Place the frozen taquitos into the air fryer basket in a single layer.

cooking frozen taquitos in the air fryer

Cook in the air fryer at 400F for 8 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

air fryer taquitos

Cooking Tip:

  • This air fryer recipe works with any frozen taquito. Chicken, beef, chorizo- even veggie! They will all taste crunchy and delicious.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, follow the instructions on the box of the frozen taquitos to bake them in the oven.
  • Depending on the kind of taquito you buy and the thickness of the tortilla, you may need to cook them for a little while longer in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

What To Serve With Air-Fried Taquitos

These air-fried taquitos are perfect for an appetizer or as a meal in its self. I personally love to serve them with a variety of dips such as:

To make this meal a bit more filling, serve it with a side of Mexican street corn salad with a squeeze of lime.

one chicken and cheese taquito

If you plan to serve the taquitos as an appetizer, make a batch of these chicken fajitas in the air fryer with some cilantro lime rice and black beans!

air fried chicken taquitos

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ taquitos, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some other Mexican recipes I love to make:

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Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

These air fryer frozen taquitos are amazing! Just put frozen taquitos in the air fryer and it will cook them to perfection - crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside! You will love cooking frozen taquitos in the air fryer!
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taquitos
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 2

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  • 6 frozen taquitos

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  • Put frozen taquitos in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook in the air fryer at 400F for 8 minutes.
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