Last night we had a fantastic dinner - we tried these Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos from Our Best Bites. These were quick to make and baked up to be nice and crispy. I really liked these because they weren't greasy at all. They had a great Mexican flavor. I cooked my chicken the night before with some southwest seasoning. We topped the taquitos with some sour cream ranch dip (it was left over from our potatoes from the weekend) and salsa. We skipped the beans and rice and just had chips and salsa with the taquitos. These are YUMMY and gave us our Mexican fix for the week.
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
1/4 C green salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic (I used fresh minced garlic)
3 T chopped cilantro
2 C shredded cooked chicken
1 C grated pepperjack cheese
small corn tortillas
Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
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.
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. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or come unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.
Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.
Then roll it up as tight as you can.
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. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.