Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Burritos are flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, vegetables, taco seasoning, and fresh pico de gallo.
AIR FRYER SOUTHWEST CHICKEN BURRITOS RECIPE
With all the ingredients combined in a bowl and wrapped in a tortilla, this air fryer southwest chicken burrito recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious!
Flour Tortillas: I used burrito-sized tortillas for this recipe and made 6 burritos. However, depending on the size of tortillas you use and how much you fill each, you may be able to make more.
Rotisserie Chicken: Skip the rotisserie chickens that have been sitting under a heat lamp and make your own to shred for this recipe! Or, you can check the deli department to see if they have a chicken already shredded and ready to go.
Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is softened for easy mixing.
Black Beans: Canned black beans need to be drained and rinsed well before eating. When you open the can, you will notice a liquid in there that doesn’t look too appetizing. It’s simply a combination of salt and water and the starch from the beans. Rinsing the beans actually does more than just remove that murky substance, it lessens the sodium of the beans. I only used a cup of beans (not the entire can) for this recipe. But, feel free to use them all if you love black beans!
Veggies: I used a can of diced tomatoes and a can of sweet corn, both drained. You can always add vegetables you enjoy (like a jalapeno pepper for some heat)!
Taco Seasoning: Homemade seasonings pack more flavor than store-bought seasonings. Plus, you can make as much as you need at any time!
Pico de Gallo: Fresh pico de gallo is in the burrito as well as an option as a garnish. Make enough to have for some chips later; it’s that refreshing and delicious!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SOUTHWEST CHICKEN BURRITOS
These air fryer southwest chicken burritos are really easy to put together, and they are a satisfying, flavorful, and filling lunch or dinner. To make the burritos, simply combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and pico de gallo. Stir until the ingredients are well-combined.
Once the filling is mixed together, scoop out about a cup of the mixture to place in the center of a tortilla shell. Again, the amount of filling will depend on the size of the tortillas. Roll up the mixture into the burrito and place it in the basket of your air fryer. Place as many burritos as will fit (I made two at a time.)
After the burritos are rolled up and placed in the air fryer, spray the shell with cooking spray. Cook for about 5 minutes at 400°F. After five minutes, use tongs to carefully flip the burritos, spraying the opposite side with cooking spray. Cook another 5 minutes. When done, remove from the air fryer and serve with sour cream and more pico de gallo.
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- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (15.25 ounces) sweet corn, drained
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup fresh pico de gallo
- 6 flour tortillas, burrito size
- cooking spray
- sour cream, for garnish
- pico de gallo, for garnish
Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
In a large bowl combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and pico de gallo. Stir until well combined.
Scoop 1 cup of the mixture into the center of a tortilla shell. Fold in the sides, and, starting at the bottom, bring the shell over the top of the folded sides. Roll and tighten as you go, until secured.
Spray the outside of the shell with cooking spray.
Place into preheated air fryer for 5 minutes. (The number of burritos to air fry at one time depends on the size of your air fryer.)
Flip and spray the opposite side of the burrito with cooking spray. Cook 5 more minutes.
Remove from air fryer and serve warm with pico de gallo and sour cream.