Air-Fryer Chicken and Cheese Curd Taquitos

With warm, melty Wisconsin cheese curds and chicken enchilada filling, this Mexican appetizer is so addictive!

Wisconsin Cheese Air-Fryer Chicken and Cheese Curd Taquitos  Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes
15-18 Taquitos



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cheese Curds can be used in this recipe.


  1. Sauté onion in olive 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 chiles, lime juice, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool. Stir in cheese curds. 
  2. Heat air fryer to 400°F.
  3. 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 step with remaining tortillas and filling. 
  4. 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.
  5. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with avocados, cabbage, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes.

Recipe Tips

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.| Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

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.

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