Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos

March 5, 2022

Make your lunch or dinner enjoyable with this Homemade Chicken Taquitos recipe.

Taquitos are a popular Tex-Mex appetizer. It is usually prepared with a mixture of seasoned crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, and salsa. It can be fried on the stove or baked in the oven.

This Crispy Baked Chicken Taquitos recipe will be a favorite dish on taco nights. With sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, it's easy to make perfect and mouth watering taquitos. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %87
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 35 mins

Tips

  • Choose chicken meat or any protein you like. Instead of chicken, you can use minced pork or beef.
  • Do not overfill the cornbread, or it will be difficult to wrap.
  • Salsa is the best ingredient for chicken taquitos. You can make it at home or buy it from the supermarket.
  • Place the breads on the baking tray with the rim facing down so they do not open before baking.
  • Combining guacamole, salsa, and sour cream gives your dipping sauce a new flavor. For keto-friendly cuisine, be sure to choose a low-carb sauce.
  • Use taco seasoning for this unique Mexican flavor.
  • For a sharp taste, lemon juice or lime juice will suffice. It also helps reduce body fat consumption, as most of the calories in chicken tacos are fat-based. Adding some lemon juice will help.
  • Alternatively, if you're frying tacos, you'll need vegetable oil for frying and brushing. Use light olive or canola oil.
  • You can also use fillings such as yogurt, cheddar cheese, onions, or coriander.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  2. For the filling of chicken taquitos, add boiled diced chicken, garlic powder, yogurt, cheese, chili flakes, cumin, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix well and make sure all the ingredients are well combined. Then set the bowl aside.
  3. Wrap a small piece of tortilla in a clean paper towel and heat for 30–45 seconds to soften before transferring to a clean kitchen towel.
  4. Spread one of the tortillas and place a small piece of your stuffing in the center, then roll it up tightly and place it on a baking sheet with the edge facing the pan (use a toothpick to support it if needed). Fill the remaining tortillas in the same way until the mixture is completely gone.
  5. Put the chicken taquitos on a baking sheet and brush them with vegetable oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  6. Place the baked taquitos on a paper towel.
  7. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Taquitos
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9 g8.8%
Cholesterol 27 mg9%
Sodium 380 mg16.5%
Protein 9.2 g18.4%
Potassium 192 mg4.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Are Taquitos?

Taquitos (also known as "little tacos") are little rolled tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken and a dusting of grated cheese, then deep-fried, shallow-fried, or baked until crisp. These Mexican treats, sometimes known as rolled tacos, are finger foods that can be eaten in the street or on the go.

Taquitos are often made using corn tortillas and served with guacamole, salsa, or sour cream on the side. Taquitos are more common in central and southern Mexico, where corn has a long history and is widely grown and consumed.

What Are the Differences Between Taquitos and Flautas?

These two terms are often used interchangeably. "Flautas" are made by stuffing cornbread with minced meat such as chicken, pork, and beef, as well as cheese, onions, and other ingredients. The flautas are then deep-fried to extra crispy perfection, making them a popular Mexican dish.

However, flautas are sometimes known as taquitos or dorado tacos. So, what is the difference between these two "flautas" and "taquitos"?

As expected, the differences are not in flavor. Taquitos are prepared using larger tortillas (mostly corn tortillas) and are usually shorter, while flautas are longer, thinner, and flute-shaped.

However, when making flautas or taquitos, they are often served with the same sauces or dips as they have the same filling ingredients.

What to Serve with Chicken Taquitos?

For the ultimate Tex-Mex experience, serve your homemade taquitos with refried beans (give pinto or black beans a shot). Also, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheddar (a Monterey Jack cheese mix), and salsa are common ingredients for taquitos.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Taquitos:

How to Store Chicken Taquitos?

Freeze the taquitos for about an hour on a baking sheet and ensure they are not touching each other. Then remove all the taquitos from the pan and store them in a ziploc freezer bag. If you use beef, it can last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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