Monday, June 1, 2009

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
recipe and image from Our Best Bites

INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 TB fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
3 TB chopped cilantro
2 TB sliced green onions
2 cup shredded cooked chicken
1 cup grated pepperjack cheese

small corn tortillas
kosher salt
cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2. Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add green 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.)
3. 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.
4. Place 2-3 TB of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.
5. Then roll them as tight as you can.
6. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other.
7. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.
8. Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

I think I made 12 taquitos with this recipe, but they were kind of fat taquitos so I am sure you could make a few more.

I served the taquitos with Cilantro-Lime Rice, black beans, and Creamy Lime-Cilantro dressing for dipping. They were delicious!

1 comment:

EAT! said...

These look fantastic and I love how they re baked and not fried. I think a version of them will be appearing very soon on my blog.

Thanks for the recipe.