Great Chicken Taquitos


Great chicken taquitos recipe. A family favorite.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 ½ cups vegetable oil (such as Crisco®), divided

  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup minced green onions

  • 6 tablespoons chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 12 wooden picks

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce, or to taste

  • ¼ cup guacamole, or to taste


  1. Bring water to a simmer in a skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Cover the skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken from water and cool; shred with a fork. Discard water and dry the skillet with a paper towel.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shredded chicken, tomatoes, green onions, chicken broth, flour, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Heat remaining vegetable oil in a heavy 10-inch skillet over medium heat; carefully dip tortillas in hot oil to soften, about 1 minute. Remove tortillas with tongs and drain on paper towels, reserving oil in the skillet.

  4. Heat reserved oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Spoon about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Tightly roll each tortilla around the filling and secure with a wooden toothpick.

  6. Working in batches, fry rolled tortillas in hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove taquitos with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve taquitos on a bed of shredded lettuce with guacamole on the side.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* 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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