Air Fryer Chicken Flautas

4 servings
35 min

If Taco Tuesday is everyone's favorite night, why just limit your Mexican food intake to Tuesdays??? Enter these Crispy, Cheesy, Chicken Flautas, cooked in your air fryer, and ready to please the whole family. These are made with flour tortillas, which are definitely easier to roll and put together. If you prefer corn tortillas, they will now be called Taquitos. Before trying to roll a taquito, microwave your tortillas to make them pliable enough to roll. They can then be treated the same way as the flautas. Want to control the spice level? These have salsa in the filling, so just select your favorite salsa with a spice level that you know your family can tolerate! You can do this!

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 1/2 c salsa (pick your favorite spice level)
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 4 oz can green chiles
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • 1/2 t salt
  • Shredded meat from a rotisserie chicken (I use the breasts and thighs)
  • 2 cups finely shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • About 12 (6-8 inch) tortillas, either flour for Flautas or corn for Taquitos
  • Vegetable oil for air fryer
  • Salsa or guacamole for dipping

Instructions


Combine all ingredients in a bowl except for cheese and chicken (and tortillas! LOL). Stir to combine and form a creamy mixture.
Add in cheese and chicken.
Roll filling up into tortillas of choice (don't forget to microwave the corn ones first if using to make more pliable) and secure with a toothpick.
Roll each flauta in vegetable oil, or brush it on, and place in air fryer at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove toothpicks, turn over, and cook another 8 minutes.
Serve with more salsa or guacamole for dipping.

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