Easy Chicken Taquitos


Learn how to make taquitos, or rolled corn tortillas, with this recipe. They're filled here with an easy, spicy chicken filling and baked until crisp. Serve these as an appetizer or side dish with salsa, or serve as a main course topped with lettuce, tomato, olives, sour cream, and more. I have also added chopped onion to the chicken mix.

close up view of Chicken Taquitos on a white platter with lime and salsa
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 taquitos


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (10 ounce) can chicken chunks, drained

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 5 drops hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 12 corn tortillas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Combine chicken and cheese in a bowl; stir in hot pepper sauce.

  3. Warm tortillas one at a time in a skillet over medium heat until flexible, about 10 seconds per side.

  4. Spread about 1 heaping tablespoonful of chicken mixture over half of the warmed tortilla. Roll tightly to form a taquito starting at the filled side of the tortilla. Place seamed side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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