Quick and Easy Chicken Taquitos

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®), drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)

Directions

  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
9g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 745mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 386mg 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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