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Keto Chicken Taquitos with Cheese Shells Low Carb Recipe

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If you are a fan of Mexican cuisine or you tried my Keto Beef Taquitos before then you’d love this keto chicken taquito recipe.

These Keto Chicken Taquitos are made with cheese tortilla shells, so expect nothing but deliciousness!

Taquito is a very common Mexican food, which consists of a small rolled-up tortilla with a variety of fillings. This is mainly beef, cheese or chicken.

low carb chicken taquitos

The original tortilla consists of cornmeal which has too many carbs. So I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese to make the tortilla shell instead. The result is delicious!  

For the filling, I chose minced chicken and fry it in coconut oil. Beef or pork is also great for the filling which is an excellent source of protein, and also gives you a feeling of satiety for a long time.

Chili flakes will add spice to the dish. You can also treat friends and family to this dish. I am sure that they will appreciate your culinary skills.

How to Make Low Carb Chicken Taquito Fillings

In a frying pan, add olive oil (or coconut oil) in and fry the shallot for 1-2 minutes so it releases an amazing smell.

Next, add chicken in and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add low carb salsa sauce (or keto enchilada sauce) and the rest of the seasonings in and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Once done, remove from heat.

You can also use low-carb buffalo wing sauce if you want to make buffalo chicken taquitos.

saute chicken with salsa

If you don’t want to use ground chicken, you can use whole chicken breast and cook it in the Instant Pot then shred it. For more tips on how to make shredded chicken, check my Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos recipe.

How to Make Cheese Tortilla Shells

In the meantime, make the cheese shell tortilla by mixing different types of cheese in a bowl. Divide this into 4 parts to make 4 tortillas. You can use cheese slices but I find shredded cheese is much easier.

Place each cheese portion in a nonstick frying pan and fry it for 2-3 minutes or until cheeses melt. Remove to a plate and let it cool. This process is the same as making cheese taco shells. You can place the cheese on a baking sheet and then bake in the oven too if you don’t want to use the stove.

fry cheddar mozzarella shell

Wrapping Taquitos

Add cooked chicken on each cheese shell and roll quickly. Feel free to add extra fillings such as sliced tomato, avocado, cream cheese and other herbs if you want to. Serve immediately with sour cream on top (optional).

roll chicken in tortillas

Can I Bake These Keto Chicken Taquitos in An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can bake these taquitos in an air fryer at 375 degrees F for 5-8 minutes to make them extra crispy.

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Keto Chicken Taquitos

These keto-friendly Chicken Taquitos with cheese shells will be your favorite low-carb dinner for Taco night.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword chicken taquitos, keto taquitos, low carb taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350kcal
Author Tanya K.


For tortilla shells:

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Mozzarella shredded

For filling:

  • 1/2 lb chicken mince
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/3 cup low carb salsa (or Marinara Sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream for serving


  • Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, add shallot and fry for 1-2 minutes, add chicken mince, cook for 3-4 minutes, stir in salsa or marinara sauce, chili flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook on low for 10-12 minutes.
  • Mix cheddar cheese and mozzarella in a bowl and divide this mixture into 4 parts. Fry each tortilla in a nonstick frying pan for 2-3 minutes or until cheeses melt. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining cheese.
  • Let cool for a minute, then start wrapping the filling inside the cheese tortilla: add chicken mixture on each shell and roll quickly. Serve immediately, topped with sour cream (optional).





Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 546mg23%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 368mg37%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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