Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Curd Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Curd Taquitos



Ingredients List

Light and crisp with warm, melty cheese curds and chicken filling, this Mexican appetizer is so addictive! A quick fix in an air fryer shaves off calories and fat taking away some of the guilt but keeping all of the flavor.


  1. Sauté onion in canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in the chicken, enchilada sauce, green chilies, lime juice, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool. Stir in cheese curds. 
  2. Heat air fryer to 400˚F. Warm a tortilla in a dry skillet over medium heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons filling onto the bottom half of the tortilla, leaving a 1/2 inch from edges; roll tightly into a cigar shape. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Place about five taquitos, seam side down, into the air fryer basket. Spritz with cooking spray. Cook until warmed through and golden brown, about 5-6 minutes per batch. Keep warm.
  3. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with cabbage, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and jalapeño if desired. 

Recipe Tip

  • Any brand of Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds can be used.
  • Store-bought rotisserie chicken would work in this recipe.
  • Keep air-fried taquitos warm by transferring them to a wire rack; and place rack on baking sheet. Transfer to warm oven until ready to serve.

Cheesemonger Tip

Cedar Grove Cheese sells fresh, squeaky, direct-from-the-vat cheese curds. They can be sent from their store to customers around the globe! Ever wonder why sometimes cheese curds squeak? The elastic protein strands in cheese curds rub against the enamel of your teeth creating this characteristic sound of fresh curds.