Baked Chicken Taquitos

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Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese rolled up and baked instead of deep fried! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta!

Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta! he Foodie Affair

It’s been some time since I’ve made taquitos or even ordered them at a restaurant, and they’re one of my favorite Mexican dishes to eat! I like the shredded chicken the best, but I’ve never turned down beef, pork or cheese taquitos!

These taquitos are super easy to make and you can serve them with your favorite toppings like  Mexican crema, Pico de Gallo, a creamy or chunky Avocado Dip, or if you’re short on time go ahead and purchase your favorite salsa!

Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta! The Foodie Affair

The most time consuming part of making taquitos is preparing the chicken, and since I wanted to dive into these a soon as possible I used a chicken roisterer already cooked that I picked up from Costco.

After shredding the chicken I seasoned it with some of my favorite spices, which is the same combination that I add to uncooked chicken, so if you prefer to cook your own season it with cumin, chili and garlic powders!

Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta! The Foodie Affair

We enjoyed these taquitos for our evening meal, and they also make a great appetizer to share with a crowd. You’ll want to double up the recipe though because these go quick!

If you’re planning a Mexican fiesta and want some more menu ideas you’l love my favorite Spanish Rice and no party is complete without a signature cocktail! How about trying this Refreshing Paloma Cocktail or a Blackberry Margarita!

Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta! The Foodie Affair

Baked Chicken Taquitos
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-cooked chicken roisterer, shredded (you'll need 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup Mexican-style cheese blend, shredded
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • oil for coating tortillas (I used avocado oil)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, crema (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly brush with oil. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper. Sprinkle over shredded chicken and mix so all the chicken is seasoned.
  3. Soften the corn tortillas by placing them between damp paper towels and microwave for about 25-35 seconds.
  4. Fill each tortilla with 3-4 tablespoons of chicken and top with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Roll up and place the taquito with the seam side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Brush each taquito with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until the tortillas are crispy.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Baked Chicken Taquitos filled with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next fiesta! The Foodie Affair

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12 Comments on Baked Chicken Taquitos

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    April 26, 2016

    Those Costco chickens are the best and you’ve transformed it into something amazing here! I just want to pick one up and take a bite!

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    April 27, 2016

    Oh, this would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo next week! 🙂 I think I just found my dinner plan for that day.

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    April 27, 2016

    Awesome timing. Your recipe is on our menu for tomorrow. I love these as they are so crispy and delicious. However, something you mentioned about them going fast make me think I better double this recipe. Ok…now seriously…you know how teenage boys eat. Would 12 feed 4 adults or not? LOL Sharing and pinning.

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      April 27, 2016

      If you plan on eating too, Bobbie I would make more! Lol

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    May 4, 2016

    Oh my goodness! I wanna grab this from my screen, it’s really tempting.

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    Sarah says:
    May 6, 2016

    I haven’t made these in ages. I love how you season the chicken, that is something I have never done. Making these soon!

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    Jessica says:
    July 6, 2016

    Do these freeze well? Individual or as a group?

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    July 6, 2016

    I haven’t tried to freeze these taquitos, but it should be fine. I would put parchment paper between them so they don’t stick together.

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