Chicken Taquitos

stephanie sorbie


I list these as an appetizer but can be a main dish served with spanish rice and refried beans.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6 - 10
30 Min
10 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These taquitos are delicious and simple to prepare. All the ingredients come together for a fiesta in your mouth! The recipe makes a large batch which makes them great for game day or if you're having a crowd over. You'll never want to buy them frozen from the store again.

Note: We had a filling left over so we grabbed more tortillas. We were able to make about 30 total.


2 c
shredded, cooked chicken breast
1 can(s)
chopped green chiles, drained
1/2 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 can(s)
black beans, drained
1 pkg
taco seasoning
1 can(s)
fire roasted tomatoes, drained
1-2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
corn tortillas

How to Make Chicken Taquitos


  • 1Preheat oven to 375.
  • 2Coat chicken breast on each side, lightly, with taco seasoning and bake until done (approx. 30 minutes or less depending on your oven).
  • 3With a fork or food processor shred chicken and set aside.
  • 4In a large mixing bowl add all remaining ingredients, including the remaining taco seasoning and mix.
  • 5Add the shredded chicken breast, mix and set aside.
  • 6In a small frying pan heat about 1 inch of oil over medium heat.
  • 7With tongs, take one tortilla and dip it in the hot oil for a few seconds on each side and place on a dry paper towel to absorb excess oil. Repeat until all tortillas have been softened in oil.
  • 8On another paper towel, lay one tortilla down flat and spread about 2 Tbsp full of chicken mixture across one end of the tortilla and roll gently but as tight as possibly and place seam down on a non-treated baking sheet.
  • 9Repeat until all tortillas are filled. (You will have an excess of the chicken mixture. I freeze it and use it later.)
  • 10Bake on 375 for 10-12 minutes depending on how crispy you want them.
  • 11Serve with sour cream or salsa or what ever you prefer. You can substitute grand beef for the chicken, it's very good too.

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About Chicken Taquitos

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy