chicken taquitos recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Baked Chicken Taquitos - An easy and delicious dinner recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights! Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and full of fabulous flavor. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 4-6 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup red or green salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded monterey or pepperjack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken , I like to use rotisserie chicken
  • 12 6-inch flour or corn tortillas

S&P, to taste

    Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

      Optional toppings & sides: Mexican rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream

        Instructions

        • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
        • Stir together the cream cheese, salsa, cumin and garlic powder. Then add the cheese, cilantro and chicken. 
        • Place 3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of a tortilla and roll up. Place seam of tortilla on pan. Lightly brush the tortillas with olive oil and sprinkle salt on top if desired. 
        • Cook taquitos for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. 

        Notes

        Tip: To prevent your tortillas from cracking, heat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds between damp paper towels.  
        If you prefer to fry your taquitos (use corn tortillas): Heat 3/4" vegetable oil in a deep large skillet to 350°F. Add 4 taquitos (seams down) at a time and fry 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Place on a plate lined with paper towels. 

        Nutrition

        Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1.3mg