Appetizers

Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

Hey you guys! How are you doing? I hope you are having a wonderful Eid! Yesterday, I had a few family and friends over for a chill night just to enjoy each other’s company. I wanted to make some appetizers or finger foods that my guests can enjoy throughout the evening. One of the things I made were these delicious chicken taquitos; I mean they were good! What is not to like about moist chicken mixed in with cheeses and herbs in a tortilla? Best yet, this is so simple to make and works beyond perfectly for that leftover chicken that we never know what to do with!

chicken taquitos

Servings: approx. 18 taquitos

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

2 large well seasoned chicken breasts cooked and shredded (can use any part of the chicken you like)

5 ounces of cream cheese

1 cup of shredded cheese (I used Mexican style)

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro

1/4 cup finely diced yellow, red, or orange bell pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms

2 tbsp taco seasoning

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp dried oregano

20-small to medium soft flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a bowl, mix all your ingredients together very well.
  • Spray a large baking pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Take out a tortilla and lay it out flat. Place 1-2 tbsp of your filling running down the center and roll it tightly so it looks like a cigar. Place the taquito seam down in the pan. Repeat this process till no more filling is left.
  • Spray the taquitos with more olive oil and sprinkle some salt on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes till golden brown and crisp. Enjoy on its own or with some guacamole!

Notes* if gluten and dairy free, use dairy free cream cheese and shredded cheese. Use gluten free tortillas and this can easily be made dietary friendly.

chicken taquitos

 

 

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