Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baked Taquitos Recipe

Friday evening I was at a loss for what to make because our dinner plans fell through, last minute.

I searched through some of my pinned recipes and settled on White Sauce Chicken Enchiladas. I mostly chose this because I had all the ingredients on hand! These puppies turned out delicious. You can find the recipe here.

We had so much leftover shredded chicken and tortillas, but not enough sauce mixture. I didn't want it to go waste so I though I would try my own version of taquitos.  I had seen a few recipes floating around, but didn't have all of the ingredients so I just improvised. I figured even if they turned out horrible that at least I gave it a shot. They turned out so good!! I can't wait to make this meal again!

Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos:


1/3 cup light cream cheese (more or less depending on your "creaminess" preference. :)
shredded chicken
diced white onion
half packet of taco seasoning (low sodium)
a few heaping spoonfuls of salsa verde
flour tortillas
cooking spray or vegetable oil
Juice of one lime
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

All I basically did was mix in the cream cheese, shredded cheese,  taco seasoing, diced onion and  salsa verde into the chicken and squeezed some lime juice on top.

I rolled the taquitos up (not closing the end) and because I had no cooking spray I rolled them in vegetable oil and placed them in a foil lined glass baking pan. I sprinkled a little cheese on top for good measure although I might not do that next time because it got quite crisp.

I cooked them on 325 for about 15-20 mins to heat up the inside and then bumped the temp up to 425 and just kept a good watch on them to make sure they were crispy and not burned. Make sure to flip them over and get both sides. 


  1. I am totally adding this to our list this week! Sometimes I feel like a more creamier Mexican dish! This definitely makes the list!

  2. Just a tip on the cheese- put it on the last 5 minutes of baking or so so you get melted, but not crispy cheese ;-)

  3. Those look great, I'm going to have to try! Thanks for the new recipe!

  4. Yum, they look so so good! I am definitely going to make these. I am loving mexican right now.

  5. thank you so much for sharing the recipe! when i saw this photo on Instagram, i wanted to go out for mexican food right then and there. :) great job! they are making me drool!!
    maria <3