chicken taquitos

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By stephanie sorbie
from Kelso, WA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6 - 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken taquitos

  • 2 c
    shredded, cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can
    chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1 can
    fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1-2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 18
    corn tortillas
  • oil
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How To Make chicken taquitos

Test Kitchen Tips
We had a filling leftover so we grabbed more tortillas. We were able to make about 30 total.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375.
  • 2
    Coat chicken breast on each side, lightly, with taco seasoning and bake until done (approx. 30 minutes or less depending on your oven).
  • 3
    With a fork or food processor shred chicken and set aside.
  • 4
    In a large mixing bowl add all remaining ingredients, including the remaining taco seasoning and mix.
  • 5
    Add the shredded chicken breast, mix and set aside.
  • 6
    In a small frying pan heat about 1 inch of oil over medium heat.
  • 7
    With 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.
  • 8
    On 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.
  • 9
    Repeat until all tortillas are filled. (You will have an excess of the chicken mixture. I freeze it and use it later.)
  • 10
    Bake on 375 for 10-12 minutes depending on how crispy you want them.
  • 11
    Serve 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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