Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baked Chicken Taquitos

I'm back on the Mexican food again.
Sorry...I can't help myself!

This time I'm taking a favorite dish, taquitos, and lightening it up!  How do you do that, you say?  Well, taquitos are usually why not BAKE them?  

Baking doesn't give you that extra fat (that we all don't need) that frying does.  But, you still end up with some tasty, crispy taquitos!

These are Baked Chicken Taquitos, but you could certainly swap out the chicken for some lean shredded beef.  They would be equally delicious.

These are accomplished in a matter of minutes.  They are kid and adult friendly.  Great for lunch or dinner (add some rice or beans and a salad).  They would even be excellent as an appetizer if you cut them in half.

Come on, you gotta try these...pretty please?

Simple to make:

In a medium bowl add shredded chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and cheese.  Mix together.

Take two damp paper towels and place the tortillas in between.  Place them in a microwave for 1 minutes to soften them up and make them easy to handle.

Place about 2 tablespoons of filing at the bottom of the tortilla.  Roll up and place seam side down in a baking dish.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Allow to cool and then serve with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping.

So very tasty!

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Serves: 2

1 c of shredded, cooked chicken breast
1/4 c salsa
1/4 c Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon taco seasoning
4 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas
Sour cream, salsa, or guacamole, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and salsa, taco seasoning, cheese and taco seasoning.  Mix to combine.

Dampen 2 paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and soft.

Place one tortilla flat on a clean dry surface and spoon about 2 tablespoons of filling onto the bottom portion of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up tightly.  Place in pan seam side down.  Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. 

Bake 15 minutes or until crispy. 

Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with desired topping for dipping.


  1. I won't judge you, mexican food is DELICIOUS and these baked taquitos look amazing, we usually fry them but this is a nice option!

  2. This looks just fantastic! Love Mexican food. Come on over and visit. We have some terrific recipes this month!



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