CHICKEN TAQUITOS

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CHICKEN TAQUITOSStraightforward homemade Chicken Taquitos made with shredded hen, cheddar cheese, and a creamy salsa mix rolled in tortillas and baked or fried till crispy. 

CHICKEN TAQUITOS
CHICKEN TAQUITOS

Hen Taquito Substances:

  • Tortillas: use corn or I additionally love to make use of raw flour tortillas.  You possibly can put together all the taquito within the raw tortillas and the tortillas will prepare dinner and crisp when baked.
  • Hen– any cooked hen will work.  I usually use rotisserie hen for comfort (Costco’s are perfect) and I at all times use the leftover meat and bones to make chicken noodle soup.
  • Cheddar cheese, or your favorite sort.
  • Cream cheese softened.
  • Spinach: child spinach leaves, chopped. If utilizing giant spinach leaves, take away the stems.
  • Salsa: your favorite sport
  • Bitter cream, or plain greek yogurt.
  • Spices– cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper

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Tips on how to Make Hen Taquitos:

1. Combine filling: Add cream cheese, salsa, and buttercream to a mixing bowl and stir till easy. Add remaining substances (besides the tortillas) and toss to mix. Style and add extra seasoning, if wanted.

3. Bake or Fry:

  • Baked Taquitos: Preheat oven to 425 levels F. Spray the tops of the tacos with cooking spray, or brush them frivolously with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or till the shells is crispy.
  • Fried Taquitos: Add about 1 1/2 inches of oil to a big skillet and warmth to medium-high. As soon as scorching (the tortillas ought to sizzle instantly when added to the oil). Fry the taquitos in small batches, for a number of seconds on both sides, rotating them as they prepare dinner, till they’re golden and crispy on all sides. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate.

4. Serve taquitos with guacamole, salsa, and buttercream.

Make Forward And Freezing Directions:

To make forward: Make the filling as much as 1 day upfront and retailer within the fridge.  Roll in tortillas earlier than baking.

To freeze:  Taquitos make a fantastic freezer meal.  Make the filling as instructed and roll it up in tortillas. Place in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze for as much as three months. Take away from the freezer and place them on a lined or greased baking sheet. Cowl with tinfoil and bake at 350 levels for about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes or till warmed via and crisp on the surface.

CHICKEN TAQUITOS

Recipe by BobbyCourse: Main CourseCuisine: American, Mexican
Servings

4servings

Prep time

10minutes

Cooking time

22minutes

Calories

559kcal

Total time

32minutes

CHICKEN TAQUITOSStraightforward homemade Chicken Taquitos made with shredded hen, cheddar cheese, and a creamy salsa mix rolled in tortillas and baked or fried till crispy. 

Ingredients

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for taste

  • 15-20 corn or flour tortillas

  • 6 ounces cream cheese , softened

  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I use rotisserie)

  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves , chopped

  • 1/4 cup salsa , your favorite kind

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • For serving:
  • guacamole, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce

Instructions

  • Add cream cheese, salsa and sour cream to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except the tortillas) and toss to combine. Taste and add more seasoning, if needed.
  • For corn tortillas, heat a non-stick griddle over medium high heat. Cook tortillas for about 15 – 30 seconds on each side until soft and pliable. Remove tortillas to a plate covered with tinfoil to keep them warm and pliable.
  • Place a large spoonful of filling in a line along each tortilla and roll tightly. Secure with a toothpick if needed.
  • Baked Taquitos: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray the tops of the tacos with cooking spray , or brush them lightly with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the shells are crispy.
  • Fried Taquitos: Add about 1 1/2 inches of oil to a large skillet and heat to medium-high. Once hot (the tortillas should sizzle immediately when added to the oil). Fry the taquitos in small batches, for a few seconds on each side, rotating them as they cook, until they are golden and crispy on all sides. Place them on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Serve taquitos with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.

Notes

  • Make ahead Instructions: Make the filling up to 1 day in advance and store in the refrigerator.  Roll in tortillas before baking.
  • Freezing Instructions:  Taquitos make a great freezer meal.  Make the filling as instructed and roll up in tortillas. Place in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer and place them on a lined or greased baking sheet. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until warmed through and crisp on the outside.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories559
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 32g 50%
    • Saturated Fat 16g 80%
  • Cholesterol 131mg 44%
  • Sodium 1047mg 44%
  • Potassium 447mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 31g 62%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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