Monday, May 28, 2012

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These are really good. They are pretty easy to put together and baked not deep fried. They are a very popular item off of the Our Best Bites food blog. They make a frequent appearance on our dinner table. I like to dip them in sour cream or Cafe Rio's Cilantro Lime-Ranch Dressing.

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
by Chelsey W.

1/3 c (3oz) cream cheese
1/4 c green salsa
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 c cooked chicken, shredded
1 c pepper jack cheese, shredded
6 inch corn or flour tortillas, fresh so they don't crack
2 Tbsp vegetable oil, optional
Nonstick cooking spray
Kosher salt

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Heat cream cheese in microwave for 20-30 seconds so it's soft. Then add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir then add cilantro, cooked chicken, and cheese. Wrap 3-4 tortillas at a time in damp paper towels and microwave for 20-30 seconds so they are soft and pliable. Place 2-3 Tbsp of chicken mixture in tortilla keeping about 1/2 inch from the edges and then roll it up. Place seam side down on baking sheet in a single layer. Spray tops lightly with cooking spray or brush with oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt on top. Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 min. until crisp and ends start to turn golden brown. Cool for 5-10 min and serve with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or Cafe Rio's Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing.
Makes about 16 taquitos


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