Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Kelli Thomas


This recipe comes from the blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. These taquitos are crunchy, creamy, cheesy goodness. They also have to be a lot better for you than the pre-packaged frozen ones you can buy. This recipe got an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up in my house.

★★★★★ 3 votes
10-12 taquitos
10 Min
15 Min


1/3 c
(3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 c
green or red salsa
1 Tbsp
lime juice
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
3 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp
sliced green onions
2 c
shredded cooked chicken
1 c
monteray jack cheese or pepperjack cheese
kosher salt
cooking spray
about 10-12 small tortillas


1Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder and mix well. Add cilantro, green onions, chicken and cheese and combine well.
3Place 3 Tablespoons of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges. Then roll it up as tight as you can. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.
4Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.
5Serve with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheesy, #crispy, #Taquito