Baked 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
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!
When you bake instead of frying taquitos there is less grease to mess with (yay!), and of course a healthier version means less calories.
Go ahead and eat more!
If you’re short on time go ahead and purchase your favorite salsa!
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 from Costco.
If you want to bake your own chicken, use a combination of dark and white meat. I easily add flavor when I bake the meat by using my taco seasoning mix recipe.
Whether you use a prepared seasoning or not, it’s easy to adjust to incorporate some of your own favorite flavors.
How about cumin, more chili and garlic powders, which is the combination added in this recipe.
Taquitos can be an appetizer or main meal
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!
And no party is complete without a signature cocktail!
- 1 pre-cooked chicken roisterer, shredded (you'll need 3 cups)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 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)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
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