Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos

These easy-to-make Chicken Taquitos are creamy and delicious. They’re baked not fried & go together quickly for a tasty lunch, dinner or game day appetizer.

Chicken Taquitos | 2 Cookin Mamas These easy-to-make Chicken Taquitos are creamy and delicious. They're baked not fried & go together quickly for a tasty lunch, dinner or appetizer. #appetizer #taquitos #chickentaquitos #dinner #Mexicanfood #recipe

I love the second Monday of every month! That’s when we get to share a fellow food blogger’s recipe, like the Chicken Taquitos I have for you today, through our Secret Recipe Club group. If you haven’t been following my blog you might not know what SRC is. It’s a group of terrific foodies that are given a member’s food blog in secret (kind of like a Secret Santa) where we learn a little about the blogger themselves, choose any recipe from their site, prepare it and blog about it.

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This month I got Amy’s blog, a wife and stay-at-home mother of two, a Zumba instructor, and chief, cook and photographer at Amy’s Cooking Adventures! Amy became interested in cooking when she realized that, now that her son was old enough to eat table food,  creating healthy family meals needed to become a priority. She has learned to enjoy cooking & taking risks in the kitchen, with the encouragement of her husband, (reminds me of my husband) and has also found that what she really enjoys is baking. She even has another site called Amy’s Confectionery Adventures! Wow! Now that is someone with true dedication – raising a family AND running two blogs! Way to go Amy!

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While looking through her site for something to make it was hard to make a decision. I wanted to make her Salted Caramel Brownies and Bacon Shortbread Cookies (because I’ve always wanted to try a sweet with bacon in it) but I had just finished making Chocolate Poke Cake and Grasshopper Pie and we were all “sweeted” out. Then I came across her Hummus Chicken Salad (which I would have chosen) and her Creamy Chicken Taquitos and gave my husband a choice of which he would rather have. You guessed it, Chicken Taquitos it was!

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What I liked about this recipe was, number one, that it was baked, and number two, that it was really quick & easy to make. I changed her recipe up just a little to save time by using a prepared rotisserie chicken from the store. Other than that I kept it the same and it won high marks from my husband (and me too)! It is perfect for lunch or dinner and I know I’ll be using it as an appetizer come game time in the fall. Thanks for the delicious recipe Amy!

CREAMY BAKED CHICKEN TAQUITOS
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
These easy-to-make Chicken Taquitos are creamy and delicious. They're baked not fried & go together quickly for a tasty lunch, dinner or appetizer.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: appetizer, chicken, dinner, recipe, taquitos
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, about 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened (I used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese & it worked great)
  • 1/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, about 2 cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons onion, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 8 small fresh flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • Coarse sea salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine everything up to the tortillas. Mix well.
  3. To assemble: Fill 1 tortilla with 3 tablespoons of filling along the center. Leave a little room at one end to fold up. Fold up one end then roll tightly around filling. Place on prepared cookie sheet, seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. Spray all tortillas lightly with vegetable cooking spray. Grind coarse salt over the top.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes or until tortillas are lightly browned.
  6. Serve with extra salsa and guacamole.
Nutrition Facts
CREAMY BAKED CHICKEN TAQUITOS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 524mg 22%
Potassium 208mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 21.7%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken Taquitos main | 2 Cookin Mamas If you love Mexican you'll love these! Tortillas filled with a creamy filling of chicken, cream cheese, salsa & cheese then baked, not fried, to a golden brown. Perfect for lunch, dinner or an appetizer. #recipe

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy CookingAdventures
    06/13/2016 at 1:07 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It’s one of our favorites! And your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve always been stumped on how to photograph taquitos!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2016 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Amy! They were so easy and so delicious I know I’ll be making them again real soon!

  • Reply
    Kathy Walker
    06/13/2016 at 10:52 am

    These sound delicious. I have never made taquitos before so this is a nice idea!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2016 at 9:26 am

      You’ve got to try them Kathy, especially if you love Mexican. They are really super good!

  • Reply
    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    06/13/2016 at 11:44 am

    Lucky you, getting assigned Amy’s blog. So much fun and so many great recipes from which to choose. And you chose perfectly…I know my family will love these.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2016 at 9:25 am

      It really was fun to look through Amy’s recipes and you can bet I’m going back to make some of her awesome sounding brownies! I loved making these because I’m a sucker for anything Mexican and they’re baked not fried! I know your family will love them!

  • Reply
    Corina
    06/13/2016 at 3:47 pm

    These sound so tasty and really easy too, especially by using the rotisserie chicken. It would be a great recipe to make with leftovers after having a roast chicken too. Pinning to make soon hopefully!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2016 at 9:22 am

      You are so right Corina! These taquitos are a great way to use leftover chicken (which I have quite often) and super easy to whip up. Hope you get to try them soon.

  • Reply
    Julie
    06/14/2016 at 9:33 pm

    We roast a chicken quite often and I’m always looking for new uses for the leftover chicken.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/15/2016 at 2:19 pm

      This would be perfect for that roasted chicken Julie! Hope you get a chance to give it a try.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    06/16/2016 at 10:30 am

    This looks delicious, and so simple! Great photos!

  • Reply
    michaela403
    06/17/2016 at 12:07 am

    These are a must make!! Great pick!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/20/2016 at 8:55 pm

      Hope you enjoy! They are so easy and so good! If you like Mexican, you’ll love these.

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