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Crispy baked chicken taquitos with a chicken and cheese filling. These taquitos are freezer friendly for quick dinners! The whole family will love them!
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Baked Chicken Taquitos

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Crispy baked chicken taquitos with a chicken and cheese filling. These taquitos are freezer friendly for quick dinners! The whole family will love them!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 taquitos
Calories: 367kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack and/or cheddar cheese 4 ounces
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken about 1 pound
  • 12 small whole grain tortillas
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, salsa, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Add the shredded cheese and chicken and stir until well combined.
  • As needed, warm tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave to make them soft enough to roll up without tearing.
  • Working with one tortilla at a time, place 3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in a line across the lower third of the tortilla. (See this honey bbq chicken taquitos recipe for step-by-step photos.) Roll up as tightly as you can and place seam side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  • Lightly spray taquitos with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until taquitos are lightly browned.
  • Serve with salsa, guacamole and/or plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream) for dipping.

Notes

Freezer Instructions:
  1. Before baking, flash freeze taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet or baking dish. Then place taquitos in a labeled freezer bag and store in your freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. To bake frozen taquitos (no need to thaw first): Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 16-20 minutes, until lightly golden and heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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