Healthy Instant Pot Airfryer Chicken Taquitos (Slow Cooker | Oven Friendly | Gluten-free)

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Air Fryer | Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These Healthy Instant Pot Airfryer Chicken Taquitos are such a quick and easy dinner for the whole family.  Just prep some Salsa Lime Chicken in your Crock Pot or your Instant Pot and easily make Taquitos either in your oven or in your Airfryer!



1 lb chicken tenderloins

1 jar of organic salsa

1 lime

1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese of your choice

12 Corn tortillas (or sub gluten-free or whole wheat flour tortillas)

olive oil or avocado oil cooking spray


optional add in: 1 T salt free taco seasoning 

Optional toppings:

small container of greek yogurt

fresh pico de gallo

avocado or guacamole 




Place chicken in your Instant Pot.

Top with Salsa.  Lock lid and hit the poultry button or use the manual/pressure cook button and set for 15 minutes.

After cook time, natural release.

Shred chicken and squeeze on some fresh lime juice.   Taste and a pinch of salt and/or 1 T of salt free taco seasoning if desired. 

Or follow the Crock Pot directions in this post!


Wrap 4 corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. **Note – if your tortillas are crumbing, wrap again and heat them longer!  Try wetting your paper towel more, too.  **Update – Another way to heat these tortillas is to heat them in a 400 degree oven for a few minutes.  Spray them with olive oil spray and heat on a baking sheet until just pliable.  

Working one by one, place 2 tablespoons of  chicken on the top edge of the tortilla and add 1.5 tablespoons of cheese.  Gently roll tortilla into a taquito shape, using a toothpick to hold them together.  **Optional add in – stir in some greek yogurt to your chicken mixture before rolling.  

Spray basket of airfryer so shells don’t stick or cover with parchment.  

Spray shells with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt.  Air fry in batches of 2-4 at a time on 390 for a few minutes or until your taquito is crisp.

Repeat steps with remaining corn tortillas.

Garnish with avocado/guacalome (or more cheese), fresh pico, cilantro, and a drizzle of greek yogurt if desired.  

**To make the Taquitos in the oven, just follow the instructions above, but instead of Air Frying, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake your Taquitos for 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees.


21 Day Fix Containers (for 2 Taquitos): 1 yellow, 3/4 Red, 1/2 green, 1/2 blue (toppings are additional)

Weight Watchers FS Points (for 2 Taquitos):  5 FS Points (extra toppings are additional)


  • Serving Size: 2 Taquitos