9.20.2012

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos



I know I say this a lot, but these were awesome! They are super easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal when you don't feel like putting a lot of effort into dinner.  These could also be used as an appetizer. I love taking something that is traditionally fried and baking it instead. You won't lose ANY of the flavor and it's way healthier. And anything I can eat with my hands? Bonus points. Once again, this recipe came from Six Sisters Stuff. They NEVER disappoint! 

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Makes: 9-10 Taquitos (note, these are thicker than your avg Taquito)
Cool time according to Six Sisters: 20ish mins
Cook time according to Rachel: 30 mins
How difficult was this for Rachel? Pretty easy!

Ingredients: 
1/2 (4oz) cup light cream cheese
1/3 cup green salsa
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
1 cup cheese of choice. I used 4 cheese mexican
Tortillas

Dipping Sauce: Equal parts Ranch & red salsa

Suggestion:


If you're like me and you usually buy the typical salsa (Ortega, Pace etc), branch out. I tried a new brand and it was an awesome change. 
(I also might have just bought these two because they looked cool. Whatever)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil & lightly coat with cooking spray


Heat cream cheese in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften up. Add cream cheese, green salsa,  lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.


Add chicken and cheese. Combine well


Place 2-3 tbsp of chicken mix on the lower third of the tortilla. Roll as tightly as possible. Place seam side down on baking sheet.


Lay all filled tortillas on baking sheet. Make sure they aren't touching each other.  Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle salt on top. (Totally forgot this step)

Bake for 15-20 mins or until crisp and the ends start to become golden brown, 


While taquitos are baking, combine equal parts salsa and Ranch dressing. I was skeptical, but it is pretty tasty!

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