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Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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These taquitos are full of chicken, cheese and flavor. They are really easy to make and are a great snack, fun for game day or a great dinner!

close up look at inside of creamy chicken taquito with bowls of sour cream and salsa for dipping.

   These flautas or rolled tacos were originally my cousin’s recipe but we have adopted them as one of our own. It has been love at first bite for everyone in our family. They are creamy, cheesy, full of flavor and easy to make. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces for an extra special treat. They are a great hearty game day snack or a super fun dinner entree.

     When I asked my family for some family favorite recipes, this is one of the recipes my aunt Marlene gave me.  She said she couldn’t take credit for it though, it was really my cousin Laura who had started making but everyone loved them!

bowl of ingredients for taquito filling.

    I was really excited to give them a try as Laura is quite the cook.  They were delicious and much easier to make than I had anticipated.

     They are so creamy cheesy and the flavor is great!  The mix of spices, cream cheese and chicken really makes for one delicious filling.

     The tortillas get nice and crisp without the need for a fryer, which is a double bonus.  The oven does a nice job of toasting them to light golden perfection.

plate of cream chicken taquitoes with lime wedges and a bowl of salsa.

     My little family was instantly in love with this recipe.  My extended family didn’t take long to follow suit.

   MiMi made them a few years ago for a girls night after she saw them here on the blog.  Grandma joined us at that girls night and she made them after that!

    We all love them and make the frequently!  Since this was originally posted long only a little over a month into my blogging adventure, I thought I should refresh the post and share it with you again.  If you haven’t made them yet, do yourself a favor and give them a try!

filling on tortilla ready to be rolled up next to taquitos on baking tray.

Tips and Tricks

Cold tortillas are hard to roll.  Make sure your tortillas are room temperature or slightly warm before you use them.

 We like making taquitos with flour tortillas.  You can make them with corn tortillas if you would like. 

Corn tortillas will work best if you give them a quick dip in warm oil before you use them.  That warms them up and makes them pliable.  You can also try microwaving them for a few seconds before rolling them.

hand holding creamy taquito with shredded chicken

Try mixing up the fillings a bit if you’d like.  These would be great with salsa verde instead of tomato salsa. 

You can also experiment with different cheeses.  Anything that melts nicely would be worth a try!

If you like bbq, trying giving these a BBQ slant and use BBQ sauce instead of salsa.  It would be a fun twist, a lot like my creamy pulled pork enchiladas

For another fun twist, try my buffalo chicken taquitos.  They are fun for game day or any day!

Time Saving Tips

I like to make big batches of chicken all at once. Then I use it several times throughout the week or freeze some for later.

That makes throwing together meals like this much faster.  If you want the recipe for cooking a bunch of chicken from frozen and some more ideas of what to do with the chicken once it’s cooked, check out my post on chicken recipes.

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Yield: 12 Servings

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

hand holding creamy taquito with shredded chicken

These taquitos are full of chicken, cheese and flavor. They are really easy to make and are a great snack, fun for game day or a great dinner!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I usually use cojack or cheddar)
  • 12 6 inch flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients but the tortillas until thoroughly combined
  3. Make sure your tortillas are nice and soft. If they aren't, warm them in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make them pliable.
  4. Spoon about 3 T of filling down the center of a tortilla. Roll it tightly and place in seam side down on a parchment lined (or sprayed) cookie sheet.
  5. Repeat until tortillas and chicken mixture are gone.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they start to crisp and brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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PJsAttic

Friday 1st of May 2020

We make these too, your version sounds even better! Green chilies are a great flavor , mild, to be family friendly. We get more crispy tortillas by brushing lightly with oil, olive or whatever is on hand.

Carlee

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Thank you! We really love these. A quick brush of oil is a great way to crisp them up!

Andrea Nine

Friday 24th of April 2020

Chicken and cheese...I’m in! Yummo! Have a sweet weekend friend!

Carlee

Thursday 7th of May 2020

They really are soooo good!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 18th of June 2017

I saved the best for last in getting caught up on my blog reading this weekend! These look so very tasty, and I will definitely be trying them!

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of June 2017

They are definitely a hit in my family. We all make them now. I hope you guys love them as much as we do!

Nikki

Saturday 10th of June 2017

These look delicious Carlee! Thanks for sharing on Meal Plan Monday! My family will love these!

Carlee

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Thank you so much, Nikki!

Unknown

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

My kids love taquitos. I think I need to start making my own! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week! Kim

Carlee

Friday 2nd of June 2017

There are so many different flavors you could do, but these are definitely a favorite here! Thank you, Kim!

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