Baked Mini Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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!
  • 15 Minutes Prep
    30 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Blend (4 oz)
  • 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
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Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

1 Serving (3 Taquitos) Calories 460 (Calories from Fat 240); Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 1080mg; 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: 2.5

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