Air Fried Tacos

Saturday, December 29, 2018
These air fryer tacos are a healthier version of a deep fried taco with all the best flavors.

They are easily made with a flour tortilla, filled, rolled and air fried.


A low carb easy innovative way to cook in no time.


You can also cut calories by using cooking oils. Air frying still remains, crunchy and tastes great.


Check out this easy recipe for an Air fried taco that similar in taste to a chimichanga made healthy!


A true example of delicious Mexican American food made easy and fast with a few ingredients.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.





What's An Air Fryer?



An air fryer is an innovated new kitchen appliance becoming very popular to cook with.


It works by circulating hot air that contains fine oil droplets around the food to produce a crunchy, crispy exterior.


Air-fried foods are said to be a much healthier alternative to deep-fried foods since they lower the content of fat and calories.


Air-frying requires a fraction of the oil to achieve a similar taste and texture to deep-fried foods that require lots of oil to fry in.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.





Easy to Make



I had heard how delicious deep fried tacos were and wanted to try them.


Well, that wasn't happening when I saw the fat content and eating healthier starting off my New Year.


Since chimichangas are usually deep fried and are one of my favorite Mexican foods, this recipe did the trick on my craving for them.


I have always baked my chimichangas until now, these taste great air fried.


I decided to experiment with a low carb version and the family approved and loved them.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.




Adapt Away!



My son bought me this air fryer for Mother's Day and I never tried it until now, I had no idea what I was missing out on.


I wanted to make something healthy.


I happened to love fried tacos which are really a chimichanga,  and now I needed an alternative since going to a low-fat diet.


Of course, you can substitute all the ingredients for full fat and deep fry these in oil if you prefer.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.





The Filling



Of course, the filling is fattening, but one slice of cheese can be omitted if you want a lower fat taco.


My favorite part is all that cheese that oozes out of the taco.


I love the refried beans with chicken, you can also substitute shaved sirloin steak or even lean hamburger.



Air Fried Tacos with melted cheese oozing out of the cut in half taco. The filling is refried beans, sauteed chicken, lettuce and tomato all in in flour tortilla air fried shell.




Chicken or Beef or Meatless?



Whichever you prefer, just make sure you saute the meat until it's fairly cooked through.


The rest will be cooked in the air fryer.


The chicken comes out juicy and tender and very flavorful.


You can also just use cooked rice and beans.


You can do any of the meats in an air fryer also, I just chose to make the filling ahead of time and saute it.


No oil used just spray your pan with cooking oil.


I didn't use the air fryer for the meat, because I was too lazy to clean it to fry the tacos in!



This is sauteed taco flavored chicken in a fry pan for the filling of a fried taco in an air fryer



The Beans



You just need to stir in the beans after you saute the chicken, they don't need to be cooked.


Just stir to be well blended with flavors.



these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.



Chose Whatever Tortilla You Like



I used just regular low carb flour tortilla.


They have so many flavors to choose from, pick one you like the best.


Remember this is just a guideline to follow, you can change them up any way you like.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate with a flour tortilla filled. A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.



Folding the Tortilla



Don't overstuff these.


They are a little tricky to fold up the sides but layering with small amounts works.


You will see on the second one I made in the video I had a little trouble and overstuffed it which makes them harder to fold.


Remember seam side down so they don't ooze out while cooking.



Air Fried Tacos Pin for Later




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.




TIPS



  • Spray your air fryer with cooking oil so they don't stick and the tops of the flour tortilla for crispness.



  • Warm the tortilla slightly, they are easier to roll up.



  • Line the Air Fryer with parchment paper for easier cleanup!



  • The last tip I have, be careful the filling is hot hot hot!



This is an air fryer with parchment paper in the compartment for easier cleanup



Air Fried Foods



Well, I wasn't sold on air fried foods in the beginning when I first got this.


I just gave up fried foods and thought I didn't want to bother compromising taste, but I didn't have too!


If you don't use the parchment paper, make sure you oil spray the compartment so nothing sticks.



these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.




Air Fryers are so Easy to use!



I really love my air fryer now and perfect for reheating the baked chicken, baked leftover meats and everything tastes great.


It's really awesome for not only reheating and it makes great zucchini and cauliflower air fried also.


Since I stopped eating fried foods because of the calories and fat, I love my air fryer.




these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.



Healthier Eating Never Tasted Better



This low carb version or tacos fried is delicious.


It has all the same great flavors in these air fried tacos as regular friend tacos.


A healthier version for a healthy diet and no guilt!


If you haven't tried Air Fried Tacos and haven't gotten an air fryer yet, these air fried tacos come out great in them when you do!


Hopefully, you already have an air fryer, I am so happy I tried making these tacos in there, now I have half the calories as before!



these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.





Watch My Quick Video Clip On Making Air Fried Tacos







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taco, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, Mexican food, Air Fryer, healthy, low fat, low carb
taco, Low carb, healthy
American, Mexican
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these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.

Air Fried Tacos

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 15 mins total time: 30 mins
These are a flour-filled tortilla rolled up and fried in the Air Fryer for a healthy version of a fried taco!

ingredients:

1 package of flour tortilla low carb or regular
1 can fat-free refried beans
2 large cooked boneless chicken breasts cut into small bite-sized pieces or use any meat you like cooked on top of the stove or in the air fryer
romaine lettuce cut up or shredded
grape tomatoes cut into halves
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
salt, pepper to taste
chopped parsley or cilantro
a thickly sliced cheese or any kind that for melting cheese like Mozzarella, Swiss, Havarti cheeses

Optional:
taco sauce or hot sauce
cooking oil spray
Cooked rice instead of meat

Air Fryer Appliance for cooking

instructions:

In a large oil-sprayed fry pan (or use your air fryer),  saute the chicken cut up with the spices. When chicken is browned on both sides, stir in the refried beans. Turn off the stove and cool the mixture.

Lay out the tortilla on a flat board, add cheese slice, a tablespoon or more depending on the tortilla size of filling mixture, lettuce, and tomato. 

Roll up folding sides in and seam down on the plate.

These are ready to fry.
Spray with cooking spray oil

Turn the air fryer to 400 degrees or the highest setting.

Place the taco in the air fryer seam side down.

Spray with tops with cooking spray oil and air fry until golden brown.

The filling is very hot, cool for a few minutes before eating.

Serve with taco sauce or hot sauce and chopped parsley for garnish.
calories
270
fat (grams)
6
sat. fat (grams)
0
carbs (grams)
11
net carbs
7
protein (grams)
9
sugar (grams)
2
Created using The Recipes Generator




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these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.



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these are an air fried taco on a white plate . A healthy fried taco with a chicken and refried bean filling inside a flour torilla then air fried in  the air fryer. These also have parsley on the plate with hot sauce as a garnish.

17 comments

  1. What a brilliant idea! They turned out really great.

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  2. I've been hearing more about air friers and may need to get one to make recipes like this! I like chimichangas but they can be a bit heavy, so the air frying method is a great option.

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  3. I love that this is so adaptable! Sounds and looks delish

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  4. A recipe after my own heart! My goodness these look so tasty! I want some now!! Haha thank you for this recipe!

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  5. That air-fryer sounds like a must-have kitchen gadget!

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  6. These air fried tacos sound terrific! And great to start off the new year with healthy, delicious recipe!

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  7. I want an air fryer so bad. I just love the idea of deep fried tacos, but I'm with you on the healthier eating for the new year. I def need to get myself an air fryer.

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  8. This weather is so timely! I just got an air fryer for Christmas! I can't wait to try these because we love Mexican!

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  9. I was just thinking about what to make for supper! Now I'm craving these tacos!! Off to see if I have ingredients on hand!

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  10. This looks absolutely divine! And to be honest I didn’t know about air fryers, they are surprisingly cheap! I’ll have to mention this to my husband as he is a fan of kitchen appliances!

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  11. I have been eyeing those Air Fryers for a while now. I love how simple and easy not to mention healthy these are. Air fried tacos sounds totally awesome.

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  12. I've been vacillating between buying one and not wanting to. I think it's such a great idea to save on fat and calories where you can. The tacos certainly look yummy and we do like our tacos. I'm saving this recipe!!

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  13. I am becoming more and more convinced that I need an air fryer after seeing all of these amazing recipes!

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  14. I inherited my mother's Air Fryer and have never used it. Your information and recipe is so helpful for me to try it Claudia. Happy New Year too!

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  15. When we downsized to our home in Florida, I got rid of all my kitchen gadgets. I don't have an Insta-Pot, air fryer or even a slow cooker. This sounds like a good item to have, especially if you are trying to cut back on fats.

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  16. Sounds great! Love air fryers and will try this!

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  17. I absolutely love Tacos. I didn't know I can do them in air fryer. Need to give this a try. Love the flavors in this recipe. It's perfect family dinner.

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