Sunday, June 24, 2012

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!  It's so nice when I kids really enjoy the meal I make.  They are extremely picky & some nights I wonder why I even cooked when they would be much happier with chicken nuggets.  But this doesn't happen when I make these Taquitos.  All 3 of my kids eat at least 2 & are always telling me how much they love this dinner.

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

  • 3oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4c green salsa
  • 1T fresh lime juice (1/2 a lime)
  • 1/2t ground cumin
  • 1t chili powder
  • 1/2t onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3T chopped cilantro
  • 2T sliced green onions
  • 2C shredded cooked chicken
  • 1c shredded Mexican flavored cheese
  • 12 small flour tortillas (I buy the raw tortillas & cook them myself.  They taste so much better & they're easier to roll)
  • salt
  • cooking spray

Preheat your oven to 425'F.  Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder & garlic.  Once combined, stir in the cilantro & green onions.  Add the chicken and cheese; mix thoroughly.

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).  It you are using the raw tortillas, cook them & then you won't have to reheat them in the microwave.

Spoon 2-3T of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of a tortilla.  Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can.

Place the rolled tortillas, seam side down, on the baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining tortillas, until the mixture is gone.

Make sure the taquitos are not touching each other. 

Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray & sprinkle with a little salt.  

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp & golden.

Serve with salsa, sour cream & guacamole.

Recipe from Chef in Training

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