Baked Mini Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

Roll up to taco night with chicken taquitos! A taquito is a Mexican dish, usually made from a small rolled-up tortilla filled with beef, cheese or chicken. Traditionally, deep-frying is how to make homemade taquitos, but we think this baked chicken taquitos version is just as delicious. These mini taquitos are a great appetizer, ready in 30 minutes. Use Old El Paso™ Asado Chicken Street Taco Kits to make it even easier with a seasoning mix, tortillas and creamy jalapeño sauce all in one package. Skip the mess and hassle of the deep-fryer, and make these crispy oven-baked taquitos instead!
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ Asado Chicken Street Taco Kit
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line sheet pan with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, mix chicken, cheese, onions, vegetable oil and seasoning mix (from taco kit).
  2. Place about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture on bottom third of each tortilla (from taco kit). Roll up tightly; place seam-side down in pan. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until filling is hot (at least 165°F) and taquitos are crispy.
  3. Drizzle with creamy jalapeño sauce (from taco kit). Top with tomatoes and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • For extra-spicy mini chicken taquitos, substitute Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend for the Old El Paso™ Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Blend.
  • For best results, roll up tortillas as tightly as possible.
  • We tested this mini taquitos recipe using deli shredded rotisserie chicken, but any leftover cooked chicken will work well.


  • 3 Taquitos Calories 460 (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 60mg;  Sodium 1080mg;  Potassium 310mg;  Total Carbohydrate 36g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 21g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 2%;  Calcium 25%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Lean Meat;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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