Monday, December 6, 2010

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I made these taquitos the other night and they were REALLY yummy. I got the recipe from Our Best Bites. I love that site. :)The picture is also from that site.

When I made them, I used red salsa instead of green and I didn't put in the cilantro. I also made them with both corn and flour tortillas and I really liked them both. Patrick and I couldn't decide which we liked best. They are really easy and fast to make. I haven't tried this, but you could probably make a whole bunch and freeze them for later use.

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 C green salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic, or garlic powder
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken (for extra yumminess, use grilled taco chicken!)
1 C grated pepperjack cheese

small corn tortillas (and actually, flour ones are really good as well)
kosher salt
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

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, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.

You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.

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.

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

Then roll it up as tight as you can.

Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.


  1. I made these several months ago and froze them. They reheat wonderfully. They really were easy and yummy! Our Best Bites has the BEST recipes!

  2. Didn't Mom make these for some family, holiday party? I've made them as well. They ARE yummy!

  3. I didn't have enough chicken to make these one night, so I used about 1 cup of chicken and a can of black beans, rinsed and drained. It was really good. :)