My husband and I lived with his family for the first four months of our marriage to save money for college in the fall. I actually really loved living with my in-laws because my mother-in-law is an amazing (and healthy!) cook, so I didn’t have to make dinner every night.
One of the family’s favorite dinners was her taquitos; she would make two full sheet pans and there were never leftovers! When Tyler and I moved back up north in our own apartment, I wanted to make her taquitos for him one night but I ended up tweaking the recipe and making it my own. I loved the final result and I know you will too!
These Baked Chicken Taquitos are easy to make, easy to eat, and the perfect blend of creamy, spicy, and cheesy. They're also made in one bowl and baked on one sheet pan! The perfect solution to weeknight dinners, if you ask me.
“Taquito” literally means “little taco,” so anything you’d eat in a traditional taco could be stuffed inside these yummy finger foods. I’ve had all different kinds of taquitos in my many years of cooking:
The formula is simple: pick a protein, pick vegetables, pick a sauce or seasoning, add cheese, and stuff those little tortillas full. Traditional taquitos are made with what Americans now call “street taco tortillas,” which are either corn or flour, and can be baked or fried. Taquitos are also rolled up with both ends open so you can see the delicious filling oozing out of the tortilla when they’re finished cooking.
These Baked Chicken Taquitos call for, well, chicken, but they’re also mixed with fresh corn, tossed in a verde cream cheese filling, and dipped in a fresh Avocado Crema. Hungry yet? Here's what you'll need to devour these addicting taquitos:
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Easy Instant Pot Sweet Chili Lime Pulled Pork Tacos
3-Ingredient Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie
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Not only are these Baked Chicken Taquitos fun to make, they're fun to eat and there's almost never any leftovers, so you know they're insanely delicious!
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Crunchy baked chicken taquitos filled with spicy cream cheese and fresh corn, served with a homemade avocado crema. These Baked Chicken Taquitos are easy to make and so delicious. Even the kids will love them!
*The tortillas listed are burrito-sized and not gluten free. For smaller portions or gluten free taquitos, use small corn tortillas. Recipe should yield 16 small taquitos.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 2 taquitos (using specified tortillas) with 1/4 cup of Avocado Crema.
Serving: 2 taquitos / Calories: 328 / Fat: 14g / Saturated Fat: 2g / Sodium: 1012mg / Carbohydrates: 43.6g / Fiber: 25.6g / Sugar: 5g / Protein: 32.4g
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