Crunchy Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

Enjoy the zesty flavor and delightful crunch of our Air Fryer Chicken Tacos. This recipe is a healthier, flavorful twist on the classic Mexican dish, made easy and quick in the air fryer.

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Crunchy Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

Our Crunchy Air Fryer Chicken Tacos offer a healthier, but no less tasty, alternative to the classic recipe. Enjoy perfectly seasoned chicken in a crispy shell - all quickly and easily cooked in your air fryer.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 647 kcal


  • 1 ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 35 gram smokey chipotle seasoning
  • 2 tsp grated lime rind
  • 2 eggs
  • cup plain flour
  • 500 gram chicken tenderloins
  • 2 corn cobs husks, silk removed, halved
  • olive oil spray
  • 8 taco shells
  • 80 gram mixed salad leaves
  • Greek yogurt to serve
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice to serve


  • Making the salsa - combine tomato, avocado, coriander, and lime juice in a medium bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.
  • In the meantime combine breadcrumbs, seasoning, and lime rind in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk eggs in a separate shallow bowl, and place the flour in another bowl.
  • Toss the chicken in the flour, then dip in eggs.
  • Toss in breadcrumbs mixture to coat evenly, and place on a plate.
  • Spray chicken and corn with oil.
  • Place the chicken and corn on air fryer racks.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 180°C (356°F) for 12 minutes, and remove the corn.
  • Cook the chicken for a further 8 minutes or until golden browns and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  • Place taco shells, upside-down on an air fryer rack, and cook at 180°C (356°F) for 1 minute or until heated.
  • Divide salad leaves among taco shells, and top with chicken, yogurt, and salsa.
  • Serve with corn and lime cheeks.


Calories: 647kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 42gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 570mgPotassium: 1392mgFiber: 13gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2432IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 289mgIron: 8mg
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