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Quick and Easy Chicken Taquitos

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"My kids love the taquitos we get at the grocery store in the freezer aisle. They would happily eat them every day. However, the mean mommy that I am, am working on reducing the amount of processed food in our diet so I had to try homemade. After checking all the recipes for taquitos I could find, I decided to mix it up and create my own! So I took ideas from about 4 different recipes and went to town. My kids and husband have given their seal of approval. My very picky 3-year-old even had seconds! I serve them on a bed of lettuce with sour cream and do Mexican rice on the side."
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1 h servings 293
Original recipe yields 9 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine chicken, beans, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, diced green chile peppers, cumin, chili powder, salt, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until filling is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Add Mexican cheese blend to filling and stir until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Place corn tortillas on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a wet paper towel; heat in microwave until tortillas are warmed, about 30 seconds.
  4. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons filling down the middle of each tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly around the filling and place, seam-side down, on a baking sheet. Spray the rolled tortillas with cooking spray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Flour tortillas can be used in place of corn tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 293 calories; 9.4 33.5 19.9 43 745 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I did not make these but I do make taquitos all the time and if you are finding that they shells are breaking try to do them in batches. I heat my corn shells 3-4 at a time with the wet paper t...

Most helpful critical review

Didn't use any cheese and added bell pepper and I thought it was bland. I think I'm going to try adding enchilada sauce on top and shredded cheese.

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I did not make these but I do make taquitos all the time and if you are finding that they shells are breaking try to do them in batches. I heat my corn shells 3-4 at a time with the wet paper t...

I did not make any changes to the recipe and I will definitely make this again. After baking, I put them in a crock pot to stay warm and took to a party. Everyone loved them! In my microwave,...

I would love to give this recipe 5 stars because the flavor is spot on. The filling tastes similar to the stuff you get in the frozen aisle, except even tastier and a lot more fresh! I followe...

After reading the reviews, I decided to fry the tortillas in oil to warm them up and soften them. I sautéed diced onion, red and yellow peppers, and jalapeños and added Ro*tel tomatoes. I only...

This recipe is fantastic. I've tried other recipes and this one is a winner. Great flavor!

This was a very good simple recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it beforehand so I was able to throw this all together in about 20 minutes, and that includes rolling them. I think...

I loved this recipe! I added a little more chicken than called for, and I blended the tomatoes and chiles all together since my children won't eat them if they see them. They gobbled these right...

This recipe was fantastic! I had to make some modifications due to what was in my pantry. I used black eyed peas instead of black beans, diced jalapeños instead of green chilies and flour tortil...

Took 100 to church pot luck and they were devoured! I added a small can of chili for a little extra kick!