June 5, 2011

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Found another good one here!  This one I found at Our Best Bites blog.  I'm telling you, these suckers were GONE in less than 30 minutes and I doubled the recipe (which I highly recommend).  One thing I liked was that these were SUPER easy to make and didn't take that long.  I made homemade guacamole to go along with them and they were excellent.

*I doubled everything except for what I put in red.

1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese (I used 8 oz.)
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 (garlic powder)
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken (I grilled 4 chicken breasts and chopped them finely)
1 C grated pepperjack cheese (I used the Mexi blend cheese)
small corn tortillas (I used the white corn tortillas)
kosher salt
cooking spray

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. (A lot of mine cracked, but it was probably because I put too much filling in them.  It doesn't matter though.  It just doesn't look that pretty.)

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.

Dip 'em in salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.

Mine certainly didn't look like this, but they are sooooo good!!


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