Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Taste of Tuesday - Chicken Taquitos

I made these last week and couldn't wait to share them with you. They were so good and a nice change from the typical chicken and rice or chicken tacos we were having. It may be the same ingredients, but changing them around a little is how you can stay healthy and keep it fresh!!

And, the best part. They're pretty healthy. There is a little bit of cream cheese in it but we used the 1/3 less fat to cut down a little.

They also don't take that much time. Well, at least for us. We always have cooked chicken breast on hand because chicken and rice is our go to staple for any lunch craving.

OK, so here's the recipe!! Let me know if you try them out. They are sooo delish!!

Baked Chicken Taquitos

3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup verde (we used a garlic lime one, yum!!)
juice from half a lime (our verde had lime so we skipped this)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp green onions, sliced
2 cups shredded cooked chicken 
1 cup shredded Mexican flavored cheese
small flour tortillas (use corn to make it even healthier) 
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425ยบ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a baking dish with a small amount of cooking spray.

Mix first 7 ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add cilantro and onions. Mix again. Add chicken and cheese and mix everything together. 

Using the microwave, heat up tortillas between paper towels for about 15 seconds.

Spoon desired amount of chicken mixture onto tortillas and roll up. Place seam side down onto baking sheet. Continue until mixture is gone. Make sure tortillas are not touching each other and lightly spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle some salt over each tortilla.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tortillas seem crisp. Voila!! Enjoy!!

Linking up with Ashley and Jessica today for Taste of Tuesday!!


  1. I loveeeeee taquitos. Absolutely love them. These look so good and I'm glad they are healthy!

  2. I do love anything Mexican for dinner! Healthy just makes it an even bigger win!

  3. these look good. and i love mexican food. :D

  4. I've never tried making these before, but they look amazing! I'll have to add them to my list of things to make.