Mexican Air Fryer Chicken Tacos

Looking for an insanely good air fryer recipe? These quick and easy Mexican air fried chicken tacos are mouth-wateringly delicious. Combining crispy chicken, guacamole, spices, and hot sauce assembled on Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas, they are perfect for those nights when you want fried chicken, tacos, or both at the same exact time.

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 8

    Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas
  • 2

    cups Buttermilk
  • 2

    tbsp. Hot sauce
  • 2

    tsp. ea. Salt and pepper, divided
  • 1

    lb. Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2

    cups All-purpose flour
  • 1

    tsp. Ground cumin
  • 1

    tsp. Chili powder
  • 1

    tsp. Dried oregano
  • ½

    tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2

    cups Purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1

    cup Cucumber, diced
  • 1

    cup Guacamole
  • cup Pickled jalapenos, drained well
  • 2

    tbsp. Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½

    cup Salsa (optional)


  • Step 1

    In shallow bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce, and 1 tsp each salt and pepper; add chicken, turning to coat well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

  • Step 2

    In shallow bowl, whisk together flour, cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, and remaining salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, reserving buttermilk mixture. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Dip into buttermilk mixture; dredge again in flour mixture. Transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheet; let stand for 10 minutes (this will help dry out and set the crust for crispy chicken).

  • Step 4

    Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place chicken in air fryer basket; spray chicken with cooking spray.

  • Step 5

    Air fry chicken at 375°F, turning once, for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature in thickest part of chicken reaches 165°F (if more time is needed, cook at 3-minute intervals until chicken is cooked). Meanwhile, warm tortillas according to package directions.

  • Step 6

    Assemble fried chicken in warm tortillas with cabbage, cucumber, guacamole, salsa (if using), pickled jalapeños and cilantro.

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