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Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos

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I have to be honest . . . there are a lot of recipe fails at my house. Most of them happen when I try to invent my own recipe . . . my poor husband dreads those “experimental meals”. But every once in a while, something wonderful comes of it and these little taquitos fall into that wonderful category!
They are quick and easy to throw together- you can prepare the filling early in the day and even roll the taquitos, keep them in the fridge, and then pop them in the oven when you are ready to eat dinner.
Looking for a yummy freezer meal? You can easily prep these and then freeze them. They make great lunches- just pull out the number you need and bake!

Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos

Ingredients:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel cheese)
12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 cups cooked, shredded chicken (a rotisserie chicken works great for this!)
1 (1 oz) packet dry Ranch Dressing mix (here is a recipe for a homemade Ranch Dressing mix)
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
3-4 Tablespoons green onion, chopped
20 (6-inch) flour tortillas
Salt
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cover a large baking sheet (I use a cookie sheet) with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Mix together cream cheese, chicken, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Add in about 1/2 of the dry Ranch dressing mix and taste- add more if you want more of a Ranch taste (I ended up using only 1/2 of the packet). Mix well. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into a flour tortilla and roll it up.
Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat about 20 times (I had to use two baking sheets because all of my taquitos would not fit on one). Once finished, spray the tops of the taquitos with non-stick cooking spray (or you could lightly brush some olive oil on them) and sprinkle with salt (I like to use sea salt).
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). Let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve with Ranch dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping (my husband also likes to dip them in “Salsa Ranch”- just mix equal parts salsa and Ranch dressing together).

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow, delicious! I pinned this & must give it a try.

    Ps–I have got to thank you ladies for making meals at our home so much more enjoyable. I LOVE trying the fun recipes you have here!

  2. says

    I am going to try these. We love all kinds of Mexican food, and, my kids three favorites all together????? You will have a winner. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. says

    I’ve made some very similar to these, and they could be made ahead and frozen. I haven’t tried freezing them, because we eat them too fast. But they did last in the refrigerator for a couple of days before they were baked.

  4. says

    These look good! I am going to try them tonight, but I was wondering how long would you bake them after freezing them, and would you change the oven temp? Thanks for the recipe!

  5. says

    Found these on pinterest and since I screwed up your orange chicken I thought I would try again. A few are in the fridge to bake up tonight and the rest are in the freezer! Can’t wait to try them!

  6. says

    THose are three of my fav flavors together!! Funny thing…my hubby gets nervous when I experiment with dinner recipes too! Dessert I can do. Dinner I struggle with:-)

  7. says

    I made these last night and they were delicious! I didn’t have green onions so I subbed in chopped green chiles. My husband put this in his “Top 5″ dinners…high praise, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

  8. says

    I just made these and they were delicious, I had to make a few changes to use the ingredients I had on hand substituted taco seasoning for the ranch dressing, roasted leftover chicken and used corn and flour tortillas because I did not have enough of either one but they turn out awesome. Thanks for sharing

  9. says

    This was the first recipe I tried from your site and it was a huge success! I made these twice actually- once as dinner and the next time I cut them in half and served as an appetizer. Love it!!

  10. says

    I am making these for dinner tonight and I am super excited! I have my shredded chicken recipe cooking in the crockpot getting ready for these amazing looking delights!

    • says

      Hi Amy! I am so sorry, but at this time I have no idea how many calories are in each one. However, in about 60 days, we will be launching another site that has all our recipes along with their nutrition info and weight watchers points. So . . . hang on! I promise that info will be coming soon! :)

  11. jessie says

    I found this recipe after I checked out your new book from the library this last month. These were a HUGE hit in my house. Thank you all ladies for your hard work and sharing it with us all. This will become a mainstay in our house for a long time (probably a family tradition hehe).

  12. musicmomto4 says

    I just made them for dinner! We dipped them in salsa/sour cream combo. Yummy to the tummy! I will definitely make them again!

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