Chicken Taquitos Recipe – Plus Two Ways To Cook The Chicken

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Chicken Taquitos Recipe – We love Mexican food and cooking Mexican-inspired dinners at home. I finally cooked Chicken Taquitos! I seriously don’t know why I hadn’t made them sooner, because they are so easy to make! Are you ready to make them too? I’m sharing my quick tips along with ways to quickly pre-cook the chicken for the taquitos! 

Note chicken taquitos can be made with rotisserie chicken bought at the store if you are in a real big hurry. Looking for something to cook? Be sure to see all our easy chicken recipes

Chicken Taquitos 

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What I love about this recipe is you cook the chicken, then assemble and bake the chicken taquitos (all this can be done rather quickly). You also could use leftover cooked chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken, which will cut the time down by 15 minutes. Winner, winner rolled chicken tacos (taquitos) for dinner! 

How To Make Chicken Taquitos 

Ingredients

Garnishes 

  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocados or guacamole
  • Green onions

Helpful kitchen tools for this recipe

  1. sheet pan
  2. aluminum foil
  3. spatula or tongs 
  4. hot pads 

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If you are in a big hurry and have chicken breasts on hand to cook you can prepare the chicken on the stovetop in about 4-5 minutes on each side. Use boneless skinless chicken breasts, this will save you having to remove the bones from the breasts after cooking. 

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Instructions

  1.  Add your chicken to a non-stick pan or skillet, that has a little oil or non-stick spray on the bottom, heating the pan to medium heat.
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  2. Then add your Mexican spices to the chicken. I added garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cook about 4-5 minutes on each side. 
    You can also precook the chicken in the Instant Pot (Instant Pot Chicken Tacos) and shred and use the chicken meat for recipes like this one. You can do this on the same day or a day ahead of time. 
  3. When the chicken is cooked to the internal temperature of 165F. Add it to a cutting board and shred the chicken or cut it into small bite-sized chunks. 
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  4. Prepare your sheet pan by covering it with aluminum foil, sprayed with Pam
    Chicken Taquitos - add cooked chicken into a bowl, prepare your sheet-pan or baking sheet - full instructions for baked chicken taquitos at DearCreatives.com
  5. Add your chopped chicken into a bowl, then add in the shredded cheese. I used about 4 ounces. (half of a small 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese) Mix these two ingredients together. If you want them cheesier add a bit more cheese. But, not so much it will spill out of the tortillas when baked. 
    Mix the cooked chicken with shredded cheese, then begin rolling the taquitos. Recipe for Chicken Taquitos - DearCreatives.com
  6. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave by placing the tortillas on a plate and covering the tortillas with a damp paper towel. Microwave for about 2 minutes on high (this time may vary by Microwave settings) The tortillas should be warm and flexible without cracking. 
    How to warm corn tortillas in the microwave - Chicken Taquitos- DearCreatives.com
  7. How To Roll Corn Tortillas For Taquitos – Begin to fill the tortillas (with the chicken and cheese mixture) and roll them up. Or soften them on the stovetop in a skillet (Skip to 11:01 on this Chicken Rolled Tacos video).
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    Place the filled, rolled tortillas lined with the seams face down, side by side. (use two hands to do this, it’s easy!)Repeating the process until done using the ingredients up, or for your desired amount. 
    How to make Chicken Taquitos and bake them in the oven - facing the rolled tortillas, seams side down-©DearCreatives.com
  8. Once you are done rolling all your chicken taquitos, spray the tops of the rolled chicken taquitos generously with Pam
    Chicken Taquitos - ready to be placed in the oven to bake - full recipe and instructions for chicken taquitos recipe - DearCreatives.com
  9. Place into the oven for 20-25 minutes. I check and rotate mine halfway through. The cooking time may vary by oven and how stuffed the corn tortillas are. You are just melting the cheese and crisping the corn tortilla shells. 
    Chicken Taquitos Recipe - Cooked chicken mixed with shredded cheese, rolled in tortillas then baked - DearCreatives.com
  10. Carefully take a spatula (or use cooking tongs) and slide under two baked chicken tortillas, then place the baked chicken taquitos onto serving plates and garnish! Yeah, homemade chicken taquitos! 

Chicken Taquitos on a plate garnished with sour cream, avocado and salsa with a lime. - DearCreatives.com

Enjoy! 

We love serving our chicken taquitos topped with sour cream, avocados or guacamole, green onions, and salsa. What toppings do you like on yours? 

What to serve chicken taquitos with?

We love serving them with Mexican rice, refried beans, and a green salad. But, if you are looking for a light meal you can just serve them just like this or with a tossed green salad. 

 

Chicken Taquitos - Recipe - Make chicken taquitos for lunch, dinner or an appetizer. they are easy to prepare with this step by step recipe. © DearCreatives.com

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Chicken Taquitos Recipe 

Yield: 10

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos on a plate garnished with sour cream, avocado and salsa with a lime. - DearCreatives.com

Chicken Taquitos Recipe is easy to make with pre-cooked chicken. I share two ways to cook the chicken for these Chicken Taquitos! Why didn't I make them sooner? So easy to make! Are you ready to make them too? Grab this recipe for chicken taquitos and bake them in the oven.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts)
  • Mexican Spices
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Corn Tortillas 
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  1. Add your chicken to a non-stick pan or skillet, that has a little oil or non-stick spray on the bottom, heating the pan to medium heat. Then add the Mexican spices to the chicken. I added garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. (You can see step by step in this post for smothered chicken if you are new to cooking.)
  2. When the chicken is cooked to the internal temperature of 165F. Add it to a cutting board and shred the chicken or cut it into small bite-sized chunks. 
  3. Prepare your sheet pan by covering it with aluminum foil, sprayed with Pam. 
  4. Add your chopped chicken into a bowl, then add in the shredded cheese. I used about 4 ounces. (half of a small 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese) Mix these two ingredients together. 
  5. Warm the corn tortillas (on a plate topped with a damp paper towel for 2 minutes on high), then begin to roll the chicken taquitos one by one. 
  6. Line them seams face down, side by side. Repeating the process until done using the ingredients up, or for your desired amount. 
  7. Once you are done, spray the tops of the rolled chicken taquitos generously with Pam. 
  8. Place into the oven for 20-25 minutes. I check and rotate mine halfway through. The cooking time may vary by oven and how stuffed the corn tortillas are. You are just melting the cheese and crisping the corn tortilla shells. 
  9. Place the baked chicken taquitos onto serving plates and garnish! 

Notes

    • Chicken Breasts - Use boneless, skinless chicken that is cut a bit more thinly but, any boneless skinless chicken will do! If it's thicker it will take longer to cook.
    • You can also use precooked chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken.
    • If you don't have Pam you can probably brush the vegetable oil on the tops of the corn tortillas lightly.
    • If you don't have Mexican Spices at home for this chicken taquito recipe, you can use 1/2 -1 tsp. each of Paprika, Garlic Powder, and Pepper for each side of the chicken when cooking it. Plus about 1/4 tsp. salt.
    • Step by step Recipe for cooking the chicken before making the chicken taquitos.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

2

Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 88mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 23g

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