Baked Taquitos

Appetizers · Main Dishes · February 20, 2018

Simple and tasty Oven Baked Taquitos. These rolled tortillas are filled with chicken, cheese, salsa and so many delicious spices!

Oven Baked Taquitos

Oven Baked Tacos

Have you guys ever tried Taquitos before? Instead of the typical folded over taco, taquitos are usually rolled but typically have some of the same ingredients as tacos – meat and cheese. Growing up, we called these flautas, but now refer to them as taquitos since most people know them as this and we usually get weird glances when we say “flautas”. Any way, we’ve been making these ever since I was born, and have them on a regular basis. Our all-time favorite taquitos recipe are these Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos, but we wanted to try a baked chicken taquitos version to eliminate all the oil in the original version and loved how it turned out!

Now, like most fried-turned-baked recipes, they are drier than the regular version but are still very delicious. Adding salsa, sour cream or guac is the perfect addition to make these not feel so dry, if you’re used to the oil-y, crunchy taquitos.

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Oven Baked Tacos

For this particular recipe, it calls for warming up the tortillas on a skillet to make them more flexible. If you are trying to be healthier and want to use less oil there are a few things you can do…

  • You can flash fry the tortillas in the oil and then fill them, add them to the pan and then bake.
  • You can spray the tortillas with vegetable or olive oil spray right before baking.
  • You can brush on olive oil or vegetable oil with a basting brush right before baking.

How to make Baked Chicken Taquitos:

  1. Combine chicken and cheese in a bowl; stir in hot pepper sauce.
  2. Warm tortillas in a skillet over medium heat about 10 seconds each, until flexible.
  3. Spread a heaping tablespoon of the chicken in the middle of each warmed tortilla. Start at the filled side of the tortilla and roll tightly to form a taquito. Place seamed side down in a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Baked Taquitos

This recipe is perfectly paired with these other Lil’ Luna recipes:

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Chicken Taquito

Simple and tasty baked Chicken Taquitos. These rolled tortillas are filled with chicken, cheese, salsa and so many delicious spices!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Taquitos
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts Cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Pepper
  • 1 can Green Chilis (optional)
  • 12 Corn Tortillas

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken and cheese in a bowl; stir in hot pepper sauce.

  2. Warm tortillas in a skillet over medium heat about 10 seconds each, until flexible.

  3. Spread a heaping tablespoon of the chicken in the middle of each warmed tortilla. Start at the filled side of the tortilla and roll tightly to form a taquito. Place seamed side down in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Simple and tasty baked Chicken Taquitos. These rolled tortillas are filled with chicken, cheese, salsa and so many delicious spices!

 

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: added salsa and extra seasonings
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
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    shawnna griffin

    hey girl- these look amazing! yummy! Y’all have a great weekend!

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