Monday, February 7, 2011

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I love love love that these aren't fried!
Crispy and flavorful, without any of the grease!
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Recipe from Our Best Bites
1/3 c. (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 c. green salsa
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic, or garlic powder
3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. sliced green onions
2 c. shredded cooked chicken
1 c. grated pepperjack cheese
small corn tortillas
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.
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).

Place 2-3 Tbsp. 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.
Dip in salsa, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

**If freezing: Lay in a single layer until frozen.  Place in freezer bags until ready to use.  Cook in microwave, or in oven (add an extra 5 minutes or so).**

1 comment:

  1. These sound so delicious and easy for someone culinary challenged like myself, I have mine in the oven now. I only have 1 baking sheet so I'm thinking of adding cayenne and some jalapenos to the rest of the mix since my man and I like things spicy but my 3 year old doesn't.