5/16/2011

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Taquitos are one thing I have never attempted to make...I didn't want to mess with frying them up, dealing with the lingering oil smell and residue in the air, the mess.  I found this recipe for baked taquitos that really lived up to the hype.  They came out perfect.  Crispy and so flavorful. My husband raved.  I had one more than I'm wanting to admit.  However, it is a fairly healthy version of taquitos so it's not the worst thing in the world when you go to reach for that third crispy, creamy tube full of goodness, right?!?

Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites

Ingredients
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 small can chopped green chiles
  • 3 T chopped cilantro or 1 T dried cilantro
  •  2 T sliced green onions
  • 2 C shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 C grated Asadero (Quesadilla) cheese
  • small flour tortillas
  • kosher salt
  • cooking spray
Directions
  • Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil & lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Mix cream cheese, green chiles, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder & taco sauce.
  • Stir to combine & then add cilantro & green onions.
  • Add chicken & cheese & combine well.
  • Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft, between damp paper towel.
  • Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.
  • 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 & make sure they are not touching each other. 
  • Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray & lightly sprinkle some kosher salt on top (optional).
  • Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp & the ends start to get golden brown.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Oh my goodness, Shawna - I'm droooling over hyeh!

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