Chicken Taquito Recipe

Chicken Taquitos
Chicken Taquitos

These taquitos are absolutely delicious!  Recently, I made them for a party and now everyone wants the recipe – so here it is!

A printable recipe may be found at the bottom of the post!

Chicken Taquitos

40 Corn tortillas
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (A little over a pound of chicken)
2 tsp taco seasoning  – I use the Taco Seasoning  recipe from allrecipes.com
1 small can of roasted green chilis or roasted jalapeños
3/4 cup prepared salsa
1 can refried  beans (16oz)
2 cups shredded Cheddar and/or Jack cheeses ( I use 1 cup of each!)

Season the shredded chicken with the taco seasoning.  Puree or finely chop the green chilis or jalapeños and add them to the chicken along with the refried beans, salsa and shredded cheese.  Mix well.

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Chicken Taquito Filling

Top each corn tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture.  Roll tightly.  I keep them covered with a wet paper towel until I’m ready to fry them to prevent cracking.  Warming the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds will also help prevent them from cracking.

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Preparing the Chicken Taquitos
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Chicken Taquitos ready for frying!

Fry the taquitos in 1 inch of oil until golden brown.  This is a little tricky – I use my grilling tongs and carefully place the taquito into the oil with the open fold down.  I hold the taquito in place for a couple of seconds to prevent it from unrolling.  Once it’s browned, I roll over the taquito and fry the opposite side.

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Frying the Chicken Taquitos

When golden brown, remove the taquitos from the oil and drain on paper towels.

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Drain the taquitos on paper towels!

Enjoy immediately or freeze them for later!  I like to serve the taquitos with salsa and greek yogurt – my healthy substitute for sour cream!  Enjoy!

Chicken Taquitos
Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

Allergy Milk
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Appetizer, Main Dish
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 40 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can Roasted Green Chilis or Jalapenos (4 oz)
  • 3/4 cups Prepared Salsa
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese (I used Cheddar & Jack Cheese)
  • 1 can Refried Beans (16 oz)
  • Oil for Frying

Note

Reheating Instructions:  Microwave frozen Taquitos in the microwave then toast lightly in a toaster oven!

 

Directions

Step 1
Season the shredded chicken with the taco seasoning. Puree or finely chop the green chilis or jalapeños and add them to the chicken along with the refried beans, salsa and shredded cheese. Mix well.
Step 2
Top each corn tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture. Roll tightly. I keep them covered with a wet paper towel until I'm ready to fry them to prevent cracking. Warming the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds will also help prevent them from cracking.
Step 3
Fry the tortillas in oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy immediately or freeze them to use later on! I like to serve the taquitos with salsa and greek yogurt - my healthy substitute for sour cream! Enjoy!

 

 

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