Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Okay, so I have this thing where I LOVE Mexican food.  When I saw this recipe for Taquitos the other week, I knew I had to try them!  And, let me tell you, they were delicious.  I thought we would be eating them again for another meal, but they were gobbled faster than I could entertain the idea :)  They have such a delicious, creamy, flavorful sauce....cheese....and chicken all wrapped up into amazingness!  Enjoy!

Printable Version

1/3 cup (3 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 cup salsa
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
2 cups chicken, shredded
1 cup cheese, grated
small corn or flour tortillas
kosher salt
cooking spray

1.  Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2.  Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine, then add cilantro and green onions. Next, add chicken and cheese and combine well.
Place 2-3 tablespoons 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.
4.  Place taquitos seam side down on the baking sheet, making 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.
5.  Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

Source:  Our Best Bites


  1. I can see why you had to make this. These are delectable ingredients that sing! It looks like it came out perfectly and now I have a craving...

  2. Wow, that sounds so good! And quick, great for weekday dinner I'm sure.

  3. An absolute must have for our household! I have a 14 year old son who is currently living on burritos and taquitos! These look amazing!

  4. it looks amazing! I'm gonna try this! thanks! :D

  5. i enjoy with this food and this looks so yummy..

  6. Okay, we share a mutual love of Mexican food, apparently. That looks absolutely fantastic! Do you think they could be enchilada-ized? You know, a little sauce on the top?

  7. That sounds like an easy and delicious recipe. Just how I like them!

  8. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. Rich, I definitely think these could be enchilada-ized!!!! I would most definitely double the recipe for that and smother them in some good enchilada sauce. MMM!

  10. I too have a major weakness for all Mexican food, and I am drooling over your taquitos photo, this recipe sounds fantastic!

  11. This looks more like a burrito of sorts than a taquito. Sounds delicious with the cream cheese. Nicely done!

  12. ha ha, yes, I would agree. The only tortillas I had in the fridge were enchilada sized :) Next time I'm hoping to have taquito sized tortillas on hand :)

  13. Those sound soooo good right now.

  14. how delicious! Thanks for the add at foodbuzz. I look forward reading your posts. I hope you come and visit my blog too. Have a great one.

  15. Looks wonderful. I'm a huge fan of mexican food myself.

  16. These are calling my name for lunch... I'll cook an extra piece of chicken tonight so we'll have leftovers :-) Thanks! Kate @kateiscooking

  17. These look so delicious. I've been craving mexican food a lot lately and I'll definitely be trying these out soon!!