Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

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I have had to get pretty creative with lunches for my boys since they have been home during the summer.  It is so easy to just send them to school and not have to worry about what we are going to eat for lunch.   And I know that we all are so excited to get back to Utah and get back to school, friends and family.  I saw an idea for baked taquitos on pinterest and I knew that my boys would love them!

Sure enough!  They gobbled these bad boys up.  The cream cheese chicken was awesome inside of these and gave them amazing flavor.   They were creamy and absolutely delish!  I love recipes that become an instant favorite.  I will take baking over frying any day and it gave the outside a yummy crunch.  We absolutely loved these things.   They are going to be made a lot at our house and make a perfect lunch or dinner!

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Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos
 
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A delicious baked taquito with a cream cheese chicken inside that the entire family will love!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup salsa
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil and spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, salsa, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, lime juice, and salt. Add in the shredded chicken, colby jack cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until combined well.
  3. Add about 3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture about 1 inch from the edge of the flour tortilla. Roll it up and place it seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with each one and place about 1 inch apart not touching each other on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tortilla is lightly browning around the edges. Serve with sour cream, ranch, or your favorite sauce!

Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites 

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Comments

  1. We love taquitos in our house! These look great!

  2. These are scrumptious! I have tried a couple different recipes for taquitos, and these are the best! Thank you.

  3. These look great and super easy. I’ll have to give them a try.

  4. Did you cook the chicken beforehand?

  5. These were delicious and I will definitely be making them again

  6. Great recipe. I use more chicken and the kids seem to like it better.

  7. Tried these and they are awesome!

  8. Karen Ricks says:

    Hi Alyssa,
    These look really good! I want to make them to put in the freezer for my daughter-in-law who just had her third little boy. Will they freeze okay? Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Karen

  9. Joan Patton says:

    Hi Alyssa,
    These look amazing, will try tomorrow. I live in Arizona now but was born and lived my whole life in Utsh and loved these at Taco Time, still get them when I go to see my new grandson. thanks for the great recipe,
    Karen these would freeze really well and would be great for the kids to warm up! Joan

  10. I made these today for my daycare kids and they were SO delicious!! I will definitely be making these again!

  11. I made these for dinner last night, and I must say they had very good flavor. However,
    the video supplied does not coinside with the recipe itself..the ingredients, and the measurements are different..compare the 2…

  12. So my husband is not really into chicken so has anyone tried using ground beef? I may try it for him & chicken for the grandkids!

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