My kids are big fans of any food that they can hold in their hands and dip into a yummy sauce. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago and it has been a family staple since! Sometimes the “baked” version of fatty fried foods does not ever taste as good, but these are definitely the exception. You won’t even notice that they aren’t fried- the tortilla bakes up perfectly crispy. You will probably want to make a double batch of these because I promise your family will love them!
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
1/2 cup (4 oz) cream cheese (light works fine in this recipe)
1/3 cup green salsa
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
2 Tablespoons sliced green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup grated Pepperjack cheese
About 20 (6 inch) flour tortillas
Heat oven to 425 degrees. 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 garlic powder. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and Pepperjack cheese and combine well.
Place 2-3 Tablespoons of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges and roll it up as tight as you can. Place seam side down on the baking sheet.
Lay all of the filled taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle some salt on top.
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.
We love to dip these in a “salsa ranch” dip (we just mix together equal parts salsa and ranch dressing- that is what is in the picture), but it’s also great with Cilantro Ranch Dressing, guacamole, or our favorite salsa.
Recipe slightly adapted from Our Best Bites.