Ready in 45 minutes
recipe from: Our Best Bites and Pennies on a Platter
"I made these twice, the 1st time I just used the tortillas I had, they split but still tasted great. The 2nd time tho, I used fresh store bought corn tortillas ( checked dates) and used less filling. I think the secret is less filing and heating the tortillas until piping hot, just prior to rolling. My 3yr old loves these ..and he is a picky, picky eater"- chelseavanpetten
1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic. Once combined, stir in the cilantro and green onions. Add the chicken and cheese; mix thoroughly.
(If you decided to prep this in advance, refrigerate the mixture at this point until ready to continue.)
3. Working with a few tortillas at a time, heat them in the microwave between two paper towels until they are soft enough to roll (about 20 – 30 seconds).
4. Spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can.
Place the rolled tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas until the mixture is gone. Make sure the taquitos are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt.
5. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.
Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.
**To freeze: Before baking, flash freeze the taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet then place in a labeled freezer bag and store up to 3 months. To bake a frozen taquito (no need to thaw first): Preheat oven to 425°F and bake for 20 minutes. (Flash Freeze means freezing the taquitos in a single layer for 15-20 minutes (until hardened) so that when you add them to the freezer bag, they will not all stick together).
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Jackiechan042003 1 week agoNormally I use corn tortillas but they ALWAYS crack so this time I used fresh small flour tortillas & they came out great! I would suggest not putting a lot of filling inside & when putting the filling in leave about half an inch of space from the tortilla edge to the filling edge because the cheeses WILL melt and flow out of the ends. :)
karenlamarque 3 weeks agoEasy and delicious.
sammyndylan 1 month ago
historymomma 1 month agoThese tacos were delicious! They were simple to prepare, my daughter enjoyed helping out. I followed the instructions exactly as suggested. I used corn tortillas, and made white rice to go along with them. They were a hit for dinner!I
cokhmatov 1 month agoWe are a family of six and everyone loved this recipe. I had no salsa so I doubled the chili powder and added a tsp of cayenne. I also made these in 8 inch flour tortillas, which allows me to fold up one end of the roll so nothing falls out as the kids eat them. This made 6 large taquitos, and one taquito fed each person adequately.
chelseavanpetten 2 months agoI made these twice, the 1st time I just used the tortillas I had, they split but still tasted great. The 2nd time tho, I used fresh store bought corn tortillas ( checked dates) and used less filling. I think the secret is less filing and heating the tortillas until piping hot, just prior to rolling. My 3yr old loves these ..and he is a picky, picky eater
lysanderish 2 months agoI forgot to add the cheese to the filling but they were still pretty good. I used corn tortillas and several of them split open like the maw of hell as a result, unfortunately. Next time I will remember the cheese and probably use flour tortillas, and I expect the result to be delicious.
bastonrach 2 months agoReally nice next time will add alot more spice to it to give it edg but so nice and creamy. I made them with brown wraps but the white ones would be so much better with this.
sbenton1 3 months ago
sammie27 4 months agoLoved these. Very quick and easy to make! Made them with spanish rice for a great meal.
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cherv1 6 months agoVery yummy!
Anitar8787 8 months agoI make them all the time and everyone loves them!
Ange325 1 year agoThese were delicious! Ver easy to make and we had them with red sauce.
RoseAnnKing 1 year agoEasy and good, maybe a little to much cream cheese for me.
johnseaberry 1 year agoEasy and tasty. My 2 yr old loved it.
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mlutker 1 year agoTakes taquitos to a whole new level. This isn't just tortilla's stuffed with chicken and deep fried - as a restaurant would make. This really is the best taquito I have ever had. The combination of ingredients just makes this taste amazing. Baked? Yes - I think it actually works better - no deep fried oils to take over the flavor. Only one thing I would suggest - use non-stick aluminum foil and lay your taquitos a few inches a part in rows then create mini-walls down the opening of each end of the taquito with the aluminum foil. The hotter they get the filling wants to ooze out - the aluminum foil just keeps it in. I also used a rotisserie chicken. I am making this for the second time this week. I did not change/swap any of the ingredients out (I did use garlic powder versus a smashed clove).