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Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

Experience the irresistible flavors of Air Fryer Chicken Tacos! Quick, flavorful, and easy to make! Take your taco game to new heights with this delicious twist!

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Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

After make these Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos I just had to make my own homemade tacos. Making homemade tacos is perfect for family dinner night. Set everything up on the counter and let everyone make thier own tacos.

Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey with Air Fryer Shredded Chicken Tacos. From the tender shredded chicken infused with spices to the array of vibrant toppings, every bite is a delightful explosion of taste.

Whether you’re hosting a taco night or looking for a quick and satisfying meal, these tacos are sure to impress and satisfy your cravings. So fire up your air fryer and get ready to indulge in this irresistible fiesta for your taste buds.

The great thing about these chicken tacos is you can use Air Fryer Shredded Chicken or Air Fryer Ground Chicken.

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Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – I love getting the family chicken breast packs when they go on sale at Aldi’s. I pop them into the freezer and thaw them out the night before I need them.
  • Family Oriented – Letting the kids make their tacos will be enjoyable. Great for a family night
  • Versatile – Using the left over shredded chicken helps with not wasting any food.

Ingredients

  • Shredded Boneless skinless chicken breasts: I used boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. You can also use bone-in chicken breasts, but you must increase the cooking time to ensure it’s fully cooked.
  • Tortillas: I used white tortillas, but you can use corn, low carb or any kind you like.
  • Water: Using water will help make a paste for the taco seasoning
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes
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Tips & Tricks

  • When cooking the tortillas in the air fryer basket, be careful. Sometimes, they fly up and get caught on the top of the air fryer.
  • If the chicken is a day old, you can place the shredded chicken back into the air fryer basket and heat it up for a couple of minutes.

Tools to make these Chicken Tacos in the Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes.
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to ensure the internal temperature of ANY chicken is 165F.
  • Chicken Shredder – This chicken shredder is affordable and saves so much time shredding the chicken.

How to make Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

  1. Place tortillas into the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 4 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  2. Add all the seasoning into the bowl of water. Mix together.
  3. Pour seasoning paste over the shredded chicken and toss together.
  4. Start assembling your tacos with the shredded chicken and your favorite toppings.

Substitutions

  • You can use Ground Chicken instead of shredded chicken.
  • For the tortilla you can use low carb ones or substitute tortilla for lettuce wrapped tacos.
  • You can also use Homemade Flour Tortillas. This recipe is so easy it’ll make you never want to buy store-bought tortillas again.
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What to serve with Chicken Tacos

When it comes to toppings for tacos, the possibilities are endless. Here are some popular and delicious taco toppings to enhance your taco experience:

  1. Fresh Salsa: A classic choice, fresh salsa adds a burst of flavor and freshness. Try a combination of diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  2. Creamy Guacamole: Indulge in the velvety smoothness of ripe avocados mixed with lime juice, diced onions, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Tangy Sour Cream or Mexican Crema: Add a dollop of creamy goodness to balance out the flavors. Sour cream or Mexican crema offers a tangy and cool element to your tacos.
  4. Crunchy Lettuce: Shredded lettuce provides a refreshing crunch and acts as a cooling counterpart to the savory fillings.
  5. Crispy Radishes: Thinly sliced radishes bring a crisp texture and a touch of peppery flavor to your tacos.
  6. Pickled Red Onions: Tangy and slightly sweet pickled red onions add a pop of color and a zingy kick to your tacos. Plus, they’re easy to make at home!
  7. Fresh Cilantro: Sprinkle some fresh cilantro leaves on top for a burst of herbal freshness and aroma.
  8. Diced Tomatoes: Add a juicy and vibrant element with diced tomatoes, enhancing the overall texture and flavor.
  9. Shredded Cheese: Choose your favorite cheese, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso fresco, and sprinkle it over your tacos for a melty and creamy touch.
  10. Hot Sauce or Salsa Verde: For those who crave some heat, drizzle your tacos with your preferred hot sauce or salsa verde to add a spicy kick.

Remember, taco toppings are highly customizable, so feel free to mix and match according to your preferences and experiment with different flavors. Let your taste buds guide you on a journey of taco perfection!

How to store

  • Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until the chicken is warm. Alternatively, you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

To warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

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FAQs

At what temperature is chicken done in air fryer?

The internal temperature of the chicken needs to be 165F before serving.

Can you put a soft shell taco in the air fryer?

Yes, you can put soft shell tacos in the air fryer. Best if you have a taco mold.

Can you put frozen tacos in the air fryer?

Yes, you can. I did it with these Trader Joe’s Mini Tacos.

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More Air Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes

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Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

These Air Fryer Chicken Tacos are made with delicious taco seasoning and shredded chicken breast. These tacos are perfect for a weeknight dinner, with how easy they are to make.
4.98 from 40 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 497 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shredded chicken
  • 4 white tortillas
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place tortillas into the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 4 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  • Add all the seasoning into the bowl of water. Mix together.
  • Pour seasoning paste over the shredded chicken and toss together.
  • Start assembling your tacos with the shredded chicken and your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 60gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 640mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 312IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 4mg
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