Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Today I have another great recipe that is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. These taquitos are fairly simple and extremely delicious. You can also make these in advance and keep them in the fridge our freezer until ready to bake. Make these and serve with small bowls of salsa, sour cream & guacamole. Your friends will love you. You're welcome.

From Pennies on a Platter
Yield: about 8-12 taquitos, depending on the size of your tortillas

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: about 50 minutes
Makes 12


3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup green salsa
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (My go-to recipe is here. Just cook it, then shred it.)
1 cup shredded Mexican flavored cheese
Medium-size flour or corn tortillas
kosher salt (optional)
cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix the first 7 ingredients. Once combined, stir in the cilantro and green onions. Add the chicken and cheese and mix thoroughly. 

Working with a few tortillas at a time, heat them in the microwave between two paper towels until they are soft enough to roll (about 20-30 seconds).

Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can. Place the rolled tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas until the mixture is gone. Make sure the taquitos are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. (For a healthier option, eliminate the salt. It's not necessary.)

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and golden. 

Serve with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. Party on, my friends.

For tips on freezing, click here


Monse Fuentes said...

yummy yummy!

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Michelle P said...

Yum I need to try this!

Laura Go said...

I actually really like taquitos but never eat them anymore because i can never make them from scratch. WOW. they look delish!

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ginanorma said...

Your blog is fabulous, I love it! This recipe looks AWESOME! did you use corn or flour tortillas?

Beth @ the city said...

Yum! I love taquitos, those look great :)

Catherine said...

@ginanorma I used bigger flour tortillas, but I'm sure you could use corn tortillas too. Since corn tortillas are more prone to breaking, I would just be sure they are nice and warm before assembling.

Katie said...

these look awesome! I want to add it to my list of things to make!

Juliette said...

Wow! These looks delicious!!