Baked Taquitos Filled with Pre-Made Chicken and Cheese

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 filled with seasoned shredded chicken in a platter filled with lettuce

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!

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.

If you’re short on time go ahead and purchase your favorite salsa!

Baked Chicken Taquitos on a baking tray lightly coated with oil

Assembling Taquitos

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.

Baked Chicken Taquitos topped with guacamole and sour cream

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!

Planning a Mexican fiesta and want some more menu ideas? Here are some crowd pleasers; Spanish Rice and Mexican Pinto Beans.

And no party is complete without a signature cocktail!

How about trying this Refreshing Paloma Cocktail or a Classic Margarita! Salud!

Baked Chicken Taquitos on a white plate with a green rim

chicken taquitos

Chicken Taquitos, Baked

Crispy baked taquitos filled with shredded chicken. Kid and adult pleasing meal or appetizer. Top with guacamole, crema or pico de gallo.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 taquitos
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly brush with oil. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Soften the corn tortillas by placing them between damp paper towels and microwave for about 25-35 seconds.
  • 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.
  • Brush each taquito with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until the tortillas are crispy.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


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  1. Sorry, we don’t have a costco around here, so I guess that is why I don’t know what a ‘roisterer’ chicken is..? Is it a rotisserie chicken?

  2. I love making my own chicken in the crock pot so I’m making it that way with the seasonings in the recipe. I’m doubling the recipe with 2 pounds of chicken! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. This recipe sounds amazing! These definitely are up there as one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

  4. So, I don’t always make this recipe but I use the spice mixture on all my chicken when making nachos, tostadas or tacos. It’s perfect! Thank you!

  5. I used my own spicy crock pot chicken filling and the instructions in this recipe for preparing and baking the taquitos, and this worked out well for me. Thanks!

  6. This dish really inspired me for a nice lunch for today. Kids will jump up and down with joy. It looks amazing and so appetising. Thank you for this recipe ?

  7. I really must try and cook more Mexican food, I see it a lot on the web but outside of that it is not really something we see often in Europe. These sound delicious, such great flavours.

  8. My family loves these! I can’t have dairy, so instead of cheese, I add salsa to keep the chicken from getting dry. They freeze great. I reheat them in the toaster oven at 375 for 10 minutes or so and have them for lunch or put them in a thermos for my son’s lunch. Thanks!

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

  10. 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.