chicken taquitos

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These creamy Chicken Taquitos are loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, diced cooked chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded pepper jack cheese all fried to golden crispy perfection in a flour or corn tortilla. This is a must-try for anyone that has never had fresh taquitos.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For chicken taquitos

  • 6 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • ¼ c
    sour cream
  • 1
    (4.5 ounce) can green chiles well drained
  • ½ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ½ tsp
    chili powder
  • ¼ tsp
    garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 c
    finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    finely shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 c
    finely diced chicken
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 (8-inch)
    flour or corn tortillas (see notes)
  • vegetable oil for frying

How To Make chicken taquitos

  • 1
    In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, green chilies, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, and diced chicken. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  • 2
    Spoon the mixture in a line across the top third of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly and secure it with a toothpick.
  • 3
    Heat 1-1 1/2 inches of oil in a cast iron skillet or heavy pot like a Dutch oven. Using tongs carefully add a few taquitos and fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Work in batches and remove to a paper towel-lined plate or platter as they are fried. Carefully remove the toothpicks.