This delicious Baked chicken taquitos recipe is easy to make and yummy. The Chicken is baked with cheese and salsa verde sauce on a crispy tortilla for a quick weeknight dinner idea that the whole family will enjoy!
Baked Chicken Taquitos
These chicken taquitos are so delicious, that you can’t eat just one. I serve it with a mild avocado sauce that rounds up the flavors nicely. If you’ve never made tacos before, don’t worry! They are super easy to make and you can even use leftover chicken from the night before. I honestly didn’t have the time to cook mine so I used rotisserie chicken from the Supermarket.
These baked chicken taquitos are crispy on the outside and creamy and savory on the inside. Since I am making it for my whole family, I omitted any kind of spicy pepper. Perfect for my picky kids who ask so many questions when they try new foods. Let me tell you that these taquitos are 100% kid approved.
The inside of the taquito has a delicious salsa verde made with tomatillos. I used my favorite store-bought brand: Herdez. The same sauce I made my Chicken Enchiladas. Those enchiladas turned out to be very famous in my household. We made it tons of times ever since.
Did you know that “Día del Niño” (Child’s day) is coming up? To celebrate it, I am getting in the kitchen with my girls to cook up taquitos! They are old enough to help me mix the chicken and rolls the taquitos themselves. I take care of the oven part and they take care of the eating. Herdez celebrates it too by giving you delicious products to help create memories that your kids will love. Click here for some more delicious recipes to make with kids.
Now that my girls tried these baked chicken taquitos, they are hooked! My 8-year-old preferred without the sauce, but my 6-year-old was dipping them like crazy. Since they are baked until crispy, they are sturdy and perfect for dipping. My husband who was sick at home today ate about 5 of them in one sitting.
The process is fairly simple. I place cooked chicken pieces in a food processor and when it fine I add it to a bowl with the Herdez Salsa Verde, cheese, cilantro and other ingredients. Then I roll the filling into the tortillas and finally I bake. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. You can even make the chicken part in advance and then roll them at the last minute.
For these chicken taquitos, I used white corn tortillas. You can also use yellow corn tortilla or even flour ones. Just make sure to use corn if you’re serving to guests with gluten allergies.
I hope you can try this delicious Baked Chicken Taquitos at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
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- 2 cups of cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup of cream cheese softened
- 2 Tablespoons of Cilantro chopped
- 1/2 Cup of Herdez Salsa Verde
- 1 Cup of shredded Mexican cheese
- 12-15 corn tortillas
- Salt + Pepper
- Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
Chop chicken into bigger pieces
Place the chicken pieces on a food processor and process until minced
Place minced chicken in a bowl
Add the cream cheese, salsa verde, salt, pepper, cilantro, and cheese. Mix well with a wooden spoon
Add a small amount of filling into the lower third of the tortilla. Roll them tightly into a taquito
Repeat with remaining tortillas
Place the tortillas on a rectangular baking pan snuggled tightly
Spray tops and sides with nonstick spray
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tortillas have crisped up
Serve with Avocado Crema