Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make snack or appetizer that's loaded with protein and flavor? These Creamy Chicken and Bacon Taquitos are exactly what you need. With each taquito providing 21 grams of protein and only 4 grams of fat, they're a guilt-free indulgence you won't be able to resist. Let's dive into the recipe!
- 8 oz shredded cooked chicken breast (225g)
- 1 cup fat-free mozzarella (110g)
- 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt (110g)
- 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese (40g)
- 4 slices chopped cooked bacon (50g)
- 1/4 cup red onion (30g)
- 1 tbsp ranch powder (10g)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt & pepper
- 6 flour tortillas (190g) - I used fajita-sized
Prepare the Filling: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cooked chicken breast, fat-free mozzarella, plain fat-free Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, chopped cooked bacon, diced red onion, ranch powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix everything together until you have a creamy and flavorful filling.
Assemble the Taquitos: Lay out the fajita-sized flour tortillas on a clean surface. Divide the creamy chicken and bacon filling evenly among the tortillas, spreading it along the center of each one.
Roll the Taquitos: Carefully roll up each tortilla, securing the filling inside. Place them seam side down to prevent them from unraveling.
Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). While it's heating up, you can prepare the taquitos.
Air Fry the Taquitos: Once the air fryer is hot, arrange the buffalo chicken taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Serve and Enjoy: Remove the Creamy Chicken and Bacon Taquitos from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch or barbecue sauce.
Macros per Taquito: Each taquito contains approximately 210 calories, 4 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbohydrates, and a satisfying 21 grams of protein.