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I made these on Friday, and they were sooo good!!

Creamy Chicken Taquitos


  • 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
  • Next mix chicken with:
  • 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


  1. Put 1/4 in water 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 the paper towel thing.
  5. Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.
  6. Place seem of tortilla on pan, spray with pam and sprinkle some salt on top.
  7. Cook for 15 min....and enjoy!!!
 They’re delicious!!
I topped mine with pico and served it with cilantro rice and beans.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 Responses to “Creamy Chicken Taquitos”

  1. Sam & Amber Daley

    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!

  2. Jennifer @ Giveaways and More!

    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.

  3. Fawnda

    opps I mean YUMMY! Not tummy! Mayabe I wanted to say Yummy in my tummy! :)

  4. Lisa

    Wow those look delicious! I have to make them! Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from The Girl Creative, and love your blog!

  5. { L }

    Sounds SO good! I will for sure be trying this SOON. I have been wanting a good crock pot shredded chicken recipe. Thanks!

  6. TidyMom

    this sounds YUMMY!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin'It! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

  7. Nestled in Rosenberg

    Yum! Tex-Mex, Mexican, whatever! It makes me weak in the knees!

  8. Sherry

    This sounds delish! I have a friend that used to make her own taquitos. I've never tried it though.

    Have a great day!

  9. Melanie @adorkable

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I came across this recipe–I already have it bookmarked! yum!

  10. Kelsey

    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!