Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Simple and delicious! Even my picky 2 year old loves these!
Baked Chicken Taquitos

1/3 cup (3oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa (salsa verde)
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp sliced green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup grated pepperjack cheese
small corn or flour tortillas
kosher salt
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425*. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.

Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 25-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or come unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.

Place 2-3 tbsp of chicken mixture on the lower third of tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges. Then roll as tightly as you can.

Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet, making sure they don't tough each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle some salt on top. Place pan in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown. Dip them in salsa, sour cream, guacamole or my brothers favorite....ranch dressing.

1 comment:

  1. Becky, is this the recipe you had at the Cinco de Mayo party this year? I am craving them?