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Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

These Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos are incredibly quick and easy to make. They heat up so well in the air fryer. I topped the mini chicken tacos with lettuce, red onion and cotija cheese. Fresh lime and avocado on the side for even more flavor!

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Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

Trader Joe’s freezer section never disappoints. Everything is always full of flavor and super easy to make.

I always stock up on their frozen chicken meals when I go into town. That’s where I stumbled upon their mini chicken tacos, so of course I had to see if I could make them in the air fryer!

They were a success or you wouldn’t be seeing them here on this chicken air fryer blog!

The mini chicken tacos come out nice and crispy (not hard) in the air fryer. I just with they had a little more shredded chicken in them!

If you’re addicted to Trader Joe’s like me, try some of my favorite frozen Trader Joe’s foods in the air fryer: Orange Chicken, Chicken Potstickers, Mini Wontons, Chicken Burritos, and Chicken Nuggets.

blue plate with mini tacos. parsley and towel in the back

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Quick and Easy – Nothing fancy in this recipe. All you have to do is pop these mini chicken tacos into the air fryer basket and heat them up.
  • Affordable – the entire package was $5.99, much cheaper than eating out these days.

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos
  • Optional Taco Toppings: Red onion, Lettuce, and Cotija cheese
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

Adding extra toppings will give the tacos more flavor.

Even tho this is frozen you still need to make sure the internal temperature is 165F.

Tools to make this Trader Joe’s Mini 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 make sure the internal temperature of ANY chicken 165F.

How to make Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

  1. Transfer the tacos to the air fryer basket, laying them in a single layer.
  2. Cook at 370F for 7 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165F.
  3. Let tacos sit for 1 minute before serving.
  4. Add additional toppings for your liking.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat over to 425F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place tacos into a single layer and transfer to the oven and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Once the timer goes off remove the baking sheet and make sure the internal temperature is 165F.

Substitutions

Trader Joe’s also makes Mini Beef Tacos that you can try! Or follow the directions for my air fryer ground chicken recipe and make your own mini chicken tacos!

two chicken tacos on a plate. bowl of chicken in the back. parsley and blue towel next to them

What to serve with Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

These mini tacos are good to serve by themselves or with a side of rice, guacamole or pico de gallo.

How to store

  • Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 3-5 days.
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♨️ How to reheat

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

If you want to warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

blue plate with mini tacos. parsley and towel in the back. avocado, onion, cheese and parsley.

❓FAQs

How long to cook Trader Joe’s mini tacos in the air fryer?

Set the air fryer to 370F and cook for 7 minutes.

Can you put mini tacos in the air fryer?

Yes, you can put Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Taco in the air fryer.

More Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Recipes

If you loved these mini chicken tacos in the air fryer, check out these other Air Fryer Trader Joe’s recipes.

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Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

These Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos is something quick and easy to make. They were a big hit for a busy weeknight dinner idea.
4.95 from 37 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos

Instructions
 

  • Transfer the tacos to the air fryer basket, laying them in a single layer.
  • Cook at 370F for 7 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165F.
  • Let tacos sit for 1 minute before serving.
  • Add additional toppings for your liking.

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.1mg
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