Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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    Creamy Chicken Taquitos – an easy and delicious crock pot meal teaming a creamy, delectable chicken mixture with Tex Mex spices. A perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

    I made these on Friday and they were so good, I just had to share!

    Creamy Chicken Taquitos - an easy and delicious crock pot meal teaming a creamy, delectable chicken mixture with Tex Mex spices. A perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

    I love being able to prepare dinner earlier in the day, so when the dinner rush time is here, it’s a breeze to get on the table!

    Creamy Chicken Taquitos - an easy and delicious crock pot meal teaming a creamy, delectable chicken mixture with Tex Mex spices. A perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

    Creamy Chicken Taquitos

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. frozen chicken breasts
    • 1 juiced lime
    • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp. cumin
    • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
    • *Chicken Mixture*
    • 1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
    • 1/4 C green salsa
    • 1T fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 t cumin
    • 1/2 t chili powder
    • 1/4 t granulated garlic, or garlic powder
    • 3 T chopped cilantro
    • 2 T onions
    • 1 C grated pepperjack cheese
    • small corn tortillas (or flour)
    • kosher salt
    • cooking spray

    Directions:

    1.Put chicken  and 1/4 cup water in crock pot on high for 5 hours, Shred and let cool.
    2.Heat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
    3.Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.

    4.Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try placing them between damp paper towels.

    5. Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges and roll up.

    6. Place seem of tortilla on pan, spray with pam and sprinkle some salt on top.

    7. Cook for 15 min....and enjoy!!!

    Adapted from Our Best Bites

    Creamy Chicken Taquitos - an easy and delicious crock pot meal teaming a creamy, delectable chicken mixture with Tex Mex spices. A perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

    They’re delicious!

    I topped mine with pico and served with cilantro rice and beans!

    Enjoy this delicious, easy weeknight meal? You’ll like these, too!

    Post originally published May 4, 2010; republished with new images December 6, 2015. Below is an original photo from the original publish date.

    Creamy Chicken Taquitos - an easy and delicious crock pot meal teaming a creamy, delectable chicken mixture with Tex Mex spices. A perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

     

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    Comments

    1. Jane posted on May 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm (#
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      Sounds yummy!! :)

    2. Sam & Amber Daley posted on May 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm (#
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      I totally made those last week and they were SO good!! And made just enough to freeze some for another meal :] Until Sam ate them all. Seriously one of my favorite dinners of all time. I want to try the beef ones now!

    3. Amanda K posted on May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am (#
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      Happy Cinco de Mayo!! That looks so yummy!

    4. Jennifer @ Giveaways and More! posted on May 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm (#
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      These look delicious! I'll have to try these someday soon.

      I found you on Friday Follow and can't wait to get some more awesome recipes from you!

      Come check out my blog when you can. http://giveawaysforyou.blogspot.com

    5. Fawnda posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:51 am (#
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      That looks sooo tummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

    6. Fawnda posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:52 am (#
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      opps I mean YUMMY! Not tummy! Mayabe I wanted to say Yummy in my tummy! :)

    7. Lisa posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm (#
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      Wow those look delicious! I have to make them! Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from The Girl Creative, and love your blog!

    8. { L } posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm (#
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      Sounds SO good! I will for sure be trying this SOON. I have been wanting a good crock pot shredded chicken recipe. Thanks!

    9. Denise posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:09 am (#
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    10. TidyMom posted on May 7, 2010 at 7:35 am (#
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      this sounds YUMMY!
      Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin'It! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

    11. Nestled in Rosenberg posted on May 7, 2010 at 8:20 am (#
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      Yum! Tex-Mex, Mexican, whatever! It makes me weak in the knees!

    12. Momma Teri posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm (#
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      Visiting from Friday Follow.
      We now follow you publicly through google friend connect. Please visit Mom to Bed by 8 and do the same.

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    13. Sherry posted on May 11, 2010 at 7:13 am (#
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      This sounds delish! I have a friend that used to make her own taquitos. I've never tried it though.

      Have a great day!
      Sherry

    14. Kara@ Creations by Kara posted on May 12, 2010 at 6:25 am (#
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      Oh my. These look just delicious!

    15. Melanie @adorkable posted on October 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm (#
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      This is my first time visiting your blog and I came across this recipe–I already have it bookmarked! yum!

    16. Kelsey posted on December 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm (#
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      I know you posted this a while ago… but this is a great recipe for me this week! I love to use my crock-pot around the holidays because it makes dinner so much easier during the busy time :) Thanks for sharing!

    17. Paige posted on December 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm (#
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      Taquitos are one of my favorite meals! I can’t wait to try these!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

    18. Diane posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:57 pm (#
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      This is going to be a life saver!  My grandson (10) has fallen in love with these.  I can’t keep buying them and they are so easy and reasonable to make.  It was getting too much!  Then I see this!  Thank you for saving my budget and my pantry!  These satisfy him (which isn’t easy) and I appreciate it!  Happy New Year!

    19. Who Let the Mum Out? posted on January 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm (#
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      Sounds great! I love taquitos, but they’re usually fried and unhealthy.

    20. Michelle posted on January 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm (#
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      We make these taquitos ALL the time and they are amazing! We double the batch and freeze them for easy dinners!