Baked Chicken Taquitos

Bake Chicken Taquitos

We love these chicken taquitos. Love them.

I’ve done a decent amount of experimenting with different spices and seasonings. They’re pretty much amazing no matter how I tweak the recipe, but the following is our current favorite. Feel free to play with the flavors to find a formula that suits your family best.

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup green salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 cup diced onion (or 1/2 tsp onion powder)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • kosher salt for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine everything but the chicken. Add the chicken and mix until chicken is coated.

Scoop 1/8 of the mixture- about 1/4 to 1/3 cup-onto a tortilla, spreading it into a line. Roll the tortilla up around the filling without folding or tucking the edges. Repeat until all the filling and/or all the tortillas are used.

Place the assembled taquitos on a sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet. Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until tortillas are golden and edges are brown.

We enjoy these plain, but they’re also great dipped in salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or cheese sauce.

Note: I almost always make these ahead of time. Sometimes I freeze the assembled taquitos- unsprayed and unsalted- on a baking sheet for a few hours. Then I remove them, wrap them in foil, and place them in a freezer bag (the tortilla bag works well for this). To bake, I place them in the fridge in the morning and bake them like normal for supper. They also keep great in the fridge when assembled around lunchtime (read: nap time) and baked  for supper).

Baked Chicken Taquitos

I want to know: what recipe does your family eat most often?

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About Abby

I'm a wife, a mom of two, and a high school teacher who loves to read, bake, cook, and be with my family.
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12 Responses to Baked Chicken Taquitos

  1. Lindsey says:

    Saving this recipe now! It looks absolutely delicious!
    I would love it if you could join us for Thrifty Thursday linky party! You would fit right in and we would love to have you!
    Hope to see you there!

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    -Lindsey

  2. I’m pinning this because I usually just buy frozen ones, which I’m sure are terrible for you. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Jen L. says:

    I made these tonight and they were SO YUMMY! My husband and picky eater son really enjoyed them. I’ve been stuck in a rut with my meal planning. When I saw your picture of these, I knew I had to try them. They were so simple to make. Next time, I’ll double the recipe and freeze half. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Rachel says:

    Did you try these using corn tortillas? Recipe sounds great!

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