Easy Homemade Chicken Taquitos

Easy Chicken Taquitos Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

How to make taquitos:

One nice thing about Mexican food is that it gives you a lot of different ways to combine the same ingredients. Like, if you’ve got shredded chicken, avocado, tomato, and cheese, you can serve them in a soft taco…roll them up into a burrito…or leave out the tortilla and toss it all over some greens to make a taco salad.

But there’s one more option you may not have tried before: taquitos.Easy Chicken Taquitos Recipe - Easy family meal

These are kind of like the Mexican equivalent of an egg roll – tasty fillings rolled up inside a crispy wrapping. But they’re even easier to make, because they’re baked, not fried. No hot oil to splatter around, no moving stuff in and out of the pan. Just wrap up your chicken filling in the tortillas, lay them out on a baking sheet, and bake them for 15 minutes. They’ll come out golden and crisp, just the right size to pick up with your fingers and bite into like a hot dog.

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For the chicken, you can use rotisserie chicken, or my Easy Instant Pot or Crockpot Shredded chicken.

Oh, and the avocado and tomato? Just serve those on the side, along with salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro, or any other topping that strikes your fancy.

Easy Homemade Chicken Taquitos

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. In a bowl mix together chicken, cheese, and spices.Easy Chicken Taquitos - shredded chicken, cheese with seasoning in a glass bowl
  2. Wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1 minute so that they are soft and pliable. You can heat them again later if needed.
    Add about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture to the middle of the warm corn tortilla.Easy Chicken Taquitos - Shredded chicken mix on corn tortilla
  3. Roll the tortilla up around the mixture and secure with a toothpick. If the tortillas become difficult to roll just wrap them in the wet paper towel and pop them back in the microwave for about 30 seconds.Easy Chicken Taquitos - rolled up taquitos on a baking sheet
  4. Line the taquitos up on a baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.Easy Chicken Taquitos - cooked on baking sheet
  5. Serve warm. Enjoy with salsa, sour cream, avocado, tomato and chopped cilantro.Easy Chicken Taquitos Recipe - Easy family meal

 

Tools used for these Easy Homemade Chicken Taquitos

Baking Sheet: Love this versatile baking sheet. Great for all your baking needs.
Toothpicks: These will be used to help secure your taquitos while they bake.

 

4.80 from 5 votes

Easy Homemade Chicken Taquitos

These Easy Homemade Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make at home. Because they are baked, not fried, so they are a healthy alternative the restaurant version.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups chicken shredded
  • 1.5 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl mix together chicken, cheese, and spices.
  • Wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1 minute so that they are soft and pliable. You can heat them again later if needed.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture to the middle of the warm corn tortilla.
  • Roll the tortilla up around the mixture and secure with a toothpick. If the tortillas become difficult to roll just wrap them in the wet paper towel and pop them back in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Line the taquitos up on a baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm. Enjoy with salsa, sour cream, avocado, tomato and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 3mg

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7 Comments

  1. Did u just buy a rotisserie chicken and shred or Did u cook chicken and shred urself thx

    1. Either way works Angela 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        It’s super easy to cook. Super yummy

  2. This dish has quickly become a household favorite. I tend to cook my own chicken in an instant pot then shred it up.

  3. Hey! Can you use regular flour tortillas?

    1. Yes, that should out just fine.