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Quick and Easy Chicken Taquitos

Rated as 4.21 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...

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

These were excellent! I did not add the black beans or tomatoes only because my fiancée does not like them. But were still amazing. The only problem I had was the tortillas. Being a novice cook,...