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 healthily and if you don't have an air fryer no problem, just bake them and the instructions is in the recipe card below!



We love to use this Southwest Bean Filling also in our Air Fried Tacos and make Air Fried Potatoes as a side dish.



Then for dessert try our Air Fried Hand Pies!



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



Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe but do take a look at the many suggestions and tips.






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.













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 innovative 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




Tacos are fun to make and perfect to celebrate Cinco De Mayo or just on Taco Tuesday nights!



These are great in the summer since they can be a light meal or snack for any time.



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.









this is pan fried hamburger with a taco sauce seasoning










Meat Suggestions


  1. Chicken breast shredded or cubed or use leftover rotisserie chicken
  2. Shaved or sliced boneless steak
  3. Shaved or pulled boneless pork roasted
  4. Loose meat of any kind, lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, venison seasoned with taco mix
  5. Chopped deli meats IE Corned beef, ham, chicken
  6. Canned meats of any kind







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.







Topping Suggestion Serving


  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped celery
  • Olives
  • Chopped onion
  • Sliced radishes
  • Sliced beets
  • Chickpeas
  • Hummus
  • Shredded low fat or regular cheese
  • Sour cream fat-free or regular









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








Filling Suggestions



  • Any kinds of cooked boneless meats or shellfish
  • Beans of any kinds canned and drained
  • Shredded cheeses
  • Rice cooked
  • Medley of roasted vegetables
  • Leftover meats like chicken from another meal
  • Cold cuts
  • A combination of any of these
  • Queso, taco sauce, salsa








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 to make Air Fried Tacos


  • 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 oil sprayed foil for easier cleanup
  • The last tip I have, be careful the filling is hot hot hot
  • Keep the filling in the center when folding
  • These make great appetizers or full meals by adding a salad shredded on top with salsa and sour cream with olives and jalapenos







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.









Ingredients for this recipe:


  • flour tortilla low carb or regular
  • regular or fat-free refried beans
  • 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
  • chili powder
  • granulated garlic powder
  • cumin
  • 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 or shellfish of any kind
  • Any kinds of canned beans rinsed








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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Blueberry Flan







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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!








Air Fried Tacos
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Air Fried Tacos

Yield: 1
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 30 M
These are flour tortilla stuffed with meat, beans, and cheese fried in an air fryer. They are fabulously made with chicken and fat-free refried beans. You can adapt them to my many suggestions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of flour tortilla low carb or regular
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans or any kind of beans you prefer
  • 2 large cooked boneless chicken breasts cut into small bite-sized or any boneless meats or shellfish cooked, canned
  • romaine lettuce cut up or shredded or another kind of chopped lettuce
  • 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  Sharp Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss, Havarti cheeses
  • Topping Suggestions:
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped celery
  • Olives
  • Chopped onion
  • Sliced radishes
  • Sliced beets
  • Chickpeas
  • Hummus
  • Shredded low fat or regular cheese
  • Sour cream fat-free or regular
  • Queso, salsa or taco sauce, 

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. Layout the tortilla on a flat board, add cheese slice, a tablespoon, (or more depending on the tortilla size) of filling mixture, lettuce, and tomato.
  3. Roll up folding sides in and seam down on the plate.
  4. These are ready to fry.
  5. Spray with cooking spray oil or place on oil sprayed foil.
  6. Turn the air fryer to 400 degrees or the highest setting.
  7. Place the taco in the air fryer seam side down.
  8. Spray with tops with cooking spray oil and air fry until golden brown.
  9. Air fry for around 10 minutes then check them to see if they are evenly browned.
  10. Baking alternative:
  11. Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  12. Spray the bundles with oil spray.
  13. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, bake for 20 minutes or until browned and crispy on top.
  14. The filling is very hot, cool for a few minutes before eating.
  15. Serve with taco sauce or hot sauce and chopped parsley for garnish.
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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.







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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