Baked Chicken and Sharp Cheddar Taquitos

We had friends come over for dinner and I wanted to make something quick and simple. I grabbed a rotisserie chicken from the store and chopped up all the meat with some cilantro, bell pepper, poblano pepper, onion, lime, and seasonings then added it to some corn tortillas along with some sharp cheddar cheese; I rolled them up and baked them. They turned out delicious and crispy without all the guilt of frying them. I normally use regular corn tortillas but I used these thicker corn tortillas because it’s what I had on hand and they turned out bigger than normal taquitos but just as delicious. I served them with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce on the side for dipping. They were a big hit with the adults and the kids. If you are not serving kids, I highly recommend adding some jalapeño to the chicken mixture to give these taquitos a kick.

Baked Chicken and Cheddar Taquitos:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp poblano pepper, diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Dash of cumin
  • Dash of oregano
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Remove all the meat from the chicken then chop into pieces. Place the meat in a large bowl. Add the diced bell pepper, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, diced poblano pepper, the lime juice, and the seasonings to the top of the chicken meat. Toss all of the ingredients together. Taste and add more seasonings if desired.

Other Ingredients:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wrap 10 corn tortillas in damp paper towels for 1-2 minutes in the microwave to soften. Place a bit cheese in the center of the tortilla then top with a bit of chicken mixture and roll. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet that’s been coated with cooking spray. Finish rolling the rest of the taquitos, then spray each of them with cooking spray.

Place in the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Dips:
Serve the taquitos immediately with sides of guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and hot sauce. Enjoy.

 

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4 Responses to “Baked Chicken and Sharp Cheddar Taquitos”

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    ~Rosanne — February 10, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    Your blog is my "go-to" blog for great dinner recipes, thats for sharing.

    And I love mexican food and you have so many great recipes.

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    Gypsy — August 1, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I love your recipes. This one looks really good. I did notice that the recipe is a bit confusing. It calls for chicken but then in the instructions it says to top with ground beef mixture.
    “Place a bit cheese in the center of the tortilla then top with a bit of ground beef mixture and roll. “

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