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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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- 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
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- Mix together all of the ingredients but the tortillas until thoroughly combined
- 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.
- Spoon about 3 Tablespoons 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.
- Repeat until tortillas and chicken mixture are gone.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until they start to crisp and brown.
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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.