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Chicken Flautas Air Fryer Recipe

These Air Fryer Chicken Flautas are loaded with tender shredded chicken, wrapped in a flour tortilla, and baked in the air fryer until crispy and golden brown.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Crock Pot Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Air Fryer Chicken Flautas, Chicken Flautas
Servings: 12 Flautas
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama® Cajun seasoning
  • 15 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • 12 flour tortillas


  • Line or spray the crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add diced onions, jalapenos, and chicken into the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle with seasonings, pour the red enchilada sauce into the slow cooker and stir.
  • Turn to high and cook for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
  • When chicken is tender remove chicken and shred. Add back to the slow cooker until ready to make the flautas.
  • In a large frying pan, over medium heat, cook the tortillas. Remove from pan.
  • Using a slotted spoon, add a couple heaping tablespoons of chicken mixture down the center of each flour tortilla.
  • Roll up tightly, lightly spray the airfryer basket with a cooking oil, like olive oil, and place each flauta in the basket, seam side down.
  • Place 4-5 taquitos into the basket at a time and cook at 360° for 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  • Continue cooking the remaining flautas and serve with beans and rice and your favorite dipping sauce.