Air-Fryer Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
These air-fryer enchiladas are not only quick and easy but a perfect dinner for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week. Use rotisserie chicken for a quick source of cooked chicken. Dinner will be on the table in less than half an hour. — Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Air-Fryer Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese or pepper jack cheese, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup hominy or whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • Sour cream, guacamole, salsa and limes


  1. Do not preheat air fryer. In a large bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, hominy, beans, chiles and seasonings. Line air fryer basket with foil letting ends extend up side; grease foil. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture off center on each tortilla; roll up. In batches of 3, place in air fryer, seam side down. Top with half the enchilada sauce; sprinkle with half the remaining Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.
  2. Cook at 350°, until heated through and cheeses are melted, 10-12 minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

2 enchiladas: 525 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1564mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.