Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baked Chicken Taquitos

I made taquitos last night for dinner.  It was a super quick and easy recipe I found on pinterest, of course, originally from Our Best Bites.  They have some really yummy stuff over there.  They came together in no time (especially since I had bought and shredded the rotisserie chicken the night before).  The Hubby has already requested them for a football game... I guess the Superbowl since its the last one... tears!  I served with Mahatma yellow rice because I serve that with anything I make that is remotely resembling Mexican food.  We love it... Its always in stock at our house.  Saffron... yum!  I agree with Gusteau.  (does anyone with a little person understand that reference?  its what is playing in the car these days)
So if you are in the mood:

Baked Chicken Taquitos
originally from Our Best Bites

Printable Version

1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 C salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic, or garlic powder (we used fresh minced garlic)
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken (we used shredded rotisserie chicken)
1 C grated pepper jack cheese
small flour tortillas (we ended up with 11)
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 20-30 seconds so it’s soft and easy to stir.
Add salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.
You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.
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 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.
Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.
Then roll it up as tight as you can.
Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown
The Mom

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