Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Taquitos


These are a spicy twist on traditional taquitos. The slow cooker gives this recipe ease, while the flavors keep things exciting! Serve with sour cream, guacamole, or avocado ranch salad dressing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
16 taquitos


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers with juice

  • ¼ cup green enchilada sauce

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 16 (6 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded pepperjack cheese

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Combine chicken thighs, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers with juice, green enchilada sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on High for 3 to 4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks and stir with sauce in the slow cooker to combine.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  4. Spread tortillas out on a flat work surface and sprinkle pepperjack cheese evenly in the center of each tortilla. Spread about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture over cheese on each tortilla. Tightly roll each tortilla and place, seam-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush top and sides of each rolled tortilla with vegetable oil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese melts, and tortillas start to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Cook taquitos under the broiler until crisped, 2 to 3 minutes more.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1207 Calories
68g Fat
72g Carbs
75g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 87%
Saturated Fat 30g 152%
Cholesterol 326mg 109%
Sodium 2087mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 75g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 598mg 46%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 884mg 19%

* 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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