Everyone loves these cheesy taquitos! They’re filled with chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and spinach and are great as appetizers or even a main dish.
Also known as flautas, these chicken taquitos are loved by the entire family. Rolled and fried to perfection, we love to serve this dish with Mexican rice and salsa!
We have Mexican food EVERY week!
Without fail, we are having tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas or taquitos one day during the week and the kids love them. I’m so grateful for that because I love these recipes too, and they’re usually really easy to make.
Today, I wanted to share our favorite taquitos recipe – Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos.
What are TAQUITOS? A Mexican dish consisting of a small tortilla that is rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and then deep-fried.
They are very similar to the flautas we make all the time, but they have cream cheese, salsa, and baby spinach mixed in with it too. Tacos are usually folded, and these taquitos are rolled.
Since my husband LOVES cream cheese, I knew he’d love this recipe and to no surprise, everyone else does too. It’s easy and so delicious.
How to make Taquitos
These chicken taquitos are so great as appetizers or as a main dish. And we love that that are quick to make. Here is how we make them:
OIL. Begin by heating ½ inch oil on medium heat in a frying pan.
MIX. While the oil is heating up, mix together cooked, shredded chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, co-jack cheese and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste.
ROLL + FRY. Once the oil is hot enough, add a few tablespoons of the chicken/cream cheese mixture along the center of the corn tortilla and spread out. Roll up and set seam side down (using tongs) into the oil.
DRAIN OIL. Cook these until golden brown on both sides and continue doing this until the mixture is gone. Set on paper towel lined plate to drain the oil and serve warm.
SERVE WITH SOME OF THESE FAVORITES:
Having a hard time getting your corn tortillas to roll without cracking? Wrap a stack of corn tortillas in some damp paper towels and microwave for 15-30 seconds until warmed up.
The reason why many tortillas crack or break is because they are not warm enough.
How to keep taquitos rolled up? Add your mix, roll and then use metal tongs to hold the taquitos in the oil with the seam-side down until they stay rolled. You can also add toothpicks to the center of each taquito before frying to keep them in place.
Can you use flour tortillas? Yes – the kind of tortilla – corn tortillas or flour tortillas is what most believe if the difference between a taquito and a flauta. No matter what you use, both make these delicious!
VARIATIONS: There are so many ways to change up these taquitos. Here are a few examples:
- Change up the meat: Shredded beef and pork are also great options.
- Change up the spices and salsas: cumin, garlic, garlic pepper, chili powder – these can all change up the flavor. You can also change up the salsa in the mix to change the flavor. Sweet Salsa verde or tomatillo salsa are great!
- Change the Toppings: Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, or pico de gallo.
Can you bake taquitos? Yes, you can! We even have a recipe for it. Be sure to check out our Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos.
Can you make these taquitos ahead of time? You can definitely make the chicken/cream cheese mixture ahead of time. We typically do this when we know it will be a busy night.
To make ahead, just store and cover in the fridge for up to 24 hours in advance.
Can you freeze taquitos? The cream cheese and chicken mix freezes well. We just place in freezer-safe Ziploc bags and get as much air out. They day I’m ready to make them, I just pull them from the freezer and let them thaw completely, which is perfect for those crazy busy days.
What to serve with taquitos?
The options are endless, but here are some of our favorites:
- Mexican Rice
- Easy Refried Beans
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Red Cheese Enchiladas
- Homemade Tortilla Chips
And don’t forget all the things to dip them in: Red Salsa, Green Salsa, Guacamole, Cilantro Ranch Dressing, Avocado Ranch Dip, Queso Blanco.
For more taquito recipes, check out:
Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos Recipe
- vegetable or canola oil for frying
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1½ cups baby spinach stems removed and chopped
- 1½ cups shredded Colby Jack cheese or Mexican blend cheese
- ½ cup salsa store-bought or homemade
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas (or flour tortillas)
- shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, Pico de Gallo
- Fill a saucepan with ½ inch of oil and heat over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together chicken, cream cheese, spinach, Colby Jack cheese, salsa and sour cream. Add salt and pepper.
- Once oil is hot enough, add a few tablespoons of chicken–cream cheese mixture to the center of a tortilla and spread out. Roll tortilla up and use tongs to place it seam side down in hot oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides, 2–3 minutes per side. Set on paper towels to drain.
- Repeat until all tortillas have been filled, rolled and fried.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
Make Ahead: You can mix the filling as described in Step 2 up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Corn Tortillas Cracking? If your corn tortillas are cracking when you roll them, wrap a stack of corn tortillas in some damp paper towels and microwave for 15–30 seconds until warmed up. The reason many tortillas crack or break is because they are not warm enough.
Recipe adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
So yum!!! Pinned and can’t wait to make some!
These looks so yummy! Making some very soon!
You’ll LOVE them!!
My tortillas are breaking while I’m rolling them. ?
I’m sorry they are. Did you try flash frying them or you can stick in the microwave, covered in a paper towel for a few to seconds to warm them up. I like to roll softly & not over-stuff them. I hope this helps!
Definitely pinning these for later my kids love them from a local place.
Is the filling cold inside the taquito? Or how do you make the filling warm? Thanks.
How many taquitos does this recipe make?
Oops I see 12. Sorry!
Do you cook them again after you put the chicken mixture into the taco shells?
Yes. After you roll the filling in, throw then back in the oil for a few seconds
I just modified the recipe a bit to make it easier… after adding the cream cheese/chicken mixture you will fry the tortillas in the oil until golden brown on both sides. 😉
Can you use flour tortillas instead? Looks so delicious but don’t like corn tortillas. Wasnt sure if the flour ones crisp up.
I haven’t tried, but I bet they work 🙂
Can I freeze these and fry then later
I like to freeze the mixture, then when I am ready, I take out to thaw & continue with the recipe.
I don’t like corn either but after frying they taste like chips I also microwaved them first so it’s easier to roll
I used flour tortillas – baked in the oven (we do not do fried very often). due to a spinach allergy issue – i swapped spinach for 1/2 cup cilantro. i used a half cup of pic de gallo instead of salsa. followed everything else. baking right now – but the mixture tasted amazing! we will serve with red onion soaked in lime juice and my hubby likes his hot sauces lol. thank you for the recipe. yummy!
We made these tonight for or relaxing Christmas dinner. They were so good and so filling. Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome! Glad to hear they were a hit… we also like to add the cream cheese mixture to some tortillas and make them as quesadillas. 😀
They look delicious. Can’t wait to try them. One question though, do you use frozen spinach or fresh?
We used fresh spinach. 😉 Let me know how they turn out – they’re one of our favorites!!
I made these for dinner tonight and my husband and I both loved them! Since we’re vegetarian, I swapped 8 oz of freshly sliced, sauteed mushrooms and a can of black beans for the chicken. I also used flour instead of corn tortillas and baked them at 425 for 15 minutes instead of frying them. They turned out great! We’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks for a delicious recipe!
Were they crispy baked like that?
Then you made vegetarian Flautas not chicken Taquitos, totally different recipe!
Thank you I was wondering if you could bake them instead of frying them.
I usually bake them instead of frying. I hate frying things. I put them in the over at 350 and cook for 10 to 15 depending upon the oven. I also spray them down with a little bit of olive oil spray. That gets them nice and crispy. Hopes this helps!
I love this recipe I normally make it once or twice a month!
Thanks Hailey for sharing! These are great baked, too!
Great idea, the corn tortillas are annoying to work with.
Everyone I tried rolling would crack down the sides and the mixture would fall out. Not sure if there are any tricks but mine looked horrible! Tasted good, liked the filling but not too crazy about corn tortilla.
Unfortunately, they do crack sometimes. One way, is to not over stuff the taquitos..not saying you did, but I have found that helpful. I am glad you still liked them!
it helps to microwave corn torTillas first so they are soft Enough to roll. They wont crack if you do thIs first. Just dont Overheat them in the microwave or they will get too soft and Rip.
These look fantastic can’t wait to make them!
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. 😉
What kind of salsa you used?
I like to make it..I have a few recipes on the site. If I’m in a hurry..I just get store bought. No particular one..I’ve tried many. Hope that helps 🙂
This looks great! One question though – do you season the chicken with anything when you cook it first (before you shred)?
Would it be possible to “bake” these in a casserole dish, rather than fry them?
Never mind. I just saw that someone baked them at 425 degrees for 15 min. Can’t wait to try it 🙂
Getting ready to make these and was just wondering did you freeze them after deep frying them, or froze them just rolled and then pulled them out and fried them? Thanks. Love you site and recipes.
Just now seeing this… sorry! If I have some of the chicken/cream cheese mixture left over that is what I freeze. The day I want to use them, I take it out of the freezer to un-thaw and then put them in the tortillas to fry. 😉
How do you recommend I cook the chicken (boil, sautee,bake). What method did you use?
There are a few ways I do. I usually buy some chicken breast and immediately stick it in the crock pot on HIGH for 4 hours. I take it out, let it cool and then I shred it. I usually bag it and then freeze it so I can just pull it out the morning of and let it de-thaw. The other option I use if I’m in a hurry is I’ll line a baking sheet with foil. I place the chicken breast on it and drizzle a little bit of olive oil and lemon pepper and bake it at 400 for 40-50 minutes. Then, I let it cool and shred. Hope that helps. 😉
You can just get a rotisserie chicken from the store. That worked great for me.
Totally can 🙂
I made these and they are sooooooooooooooooooooo good!
Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! SO glad you liked them. 😉
Hi, what kind of salsa? You see im mexican and we have a lot of salsas Jejejeje
Tried these tonight, very good. Only problem is mine fell apart. How to you keep the tortilla from breaking and coming apart.
You can heat about 6 tortillas in microwave oven in a ziplock bag about 50 seconds, then roll them, or u can put tortilla in frying oil just for about 3 seconds then cool tortilla and then add mix roll & fry taquitos. This is the way I do my flautas
Great ideas – THANKS! 😀
Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds delish. I’m planning to make them soon. One question, cans they be bake instead of fried? Thank you.
Can i make one day before warm the next and will taste good…
what kind of salsa?
How long do these take to make?
Do you seal them in any way before you fry them? Seems like they’d just fall apart.
No. I just hold it with the seam side down for a few seconds in the oil with the tongs and it’s enough to keep the shape and hold it in. 😉
I made these tonight and they fell all apart. How do you keep the corn tortillas from splitting and falling apart
Were the tortillas old? If they’re fresh they should be fine and have no problems rolling. 😉
My family LOVED these last night!!! We have a household of teenagers who CAN eat and they devoured all of them!! I loved the whole combination and added sweet corn & black beans then used flour tortillas (wanted them bigger for a main meal!) Oh soooo yummy!!!
Thank you so much, definitely going in my rotation of menus!! :o)
Ooooh, adding corn and black beans with flour tortillas sounds great. I’ll have to try that myself!
These sound yummy but just wondering I LOVE BEEF! Can I use chopmeat instead of chicken?? Has anyone tried that and I too would want to bake them to keep them less oily and more healthy (if that is even possible…lol)
I love beef too and think these would be great with them. I would probably cook a pot roast in the crock pot and then shred it to use in the taquitos. 😉
I think it would be awesome with ground beef. I would brown the beef and drain, then add a package of Taco Seasoning and about a cup of Taco Sauce (or Enchilada Sauce). Heat and reduce just a little (till it’s not too runny). I would mix all the other ingredients together to make that awesome paste and spread it on the tortilla and then run a thick line of the beef mixture on top.
Just made these tonight and they were perfect! Kids loved them. Thanks for the tip about freezing the mixture. I will definitely do that!
YAY!!! So glad they were a hit. They are so simple and definitely delicious. Have a great day. 😉
These were good the same day AND the day after. Nice!
Thanks for stopping by. Glad these were a hit!
Looks like a great recipe. I think the spinach puts it over the top. I’m curious, though, why you use only 6 oz. cream cheese instead of the whole package (8 oz.) I would use the whole package for the simple reason that I hate putting away the leftover 2 oz. and then discovering it at a later date and the edges are all hardened. I just wanted to find out if maybe you had experienced a reason to only use the 6 oz. I’m in South Carolina now but I’m from California and Arizona. I LOVE your recipes. Makes me wanna go back!!
Thank you for the recipe. I made these last night. I added fresh cilantro and yellow onions to the chicken/cheese mixture which my wife and super picky sons loved! This recipe will be added to our recipe book!
Chicken eciladas so good. Instead of frying can we bake them? Please let me know as your recipe really good. Send more interesting recipes always
Could this mixture be put in an egg roll? Thanks for info, they look really good.
Could these be made without salsa? Would I need a substitute? Sadly I am allergic to tomatoes. ????
You can definitely do it without salsa… it just gives some added flavor. 😉
What kind of salsa do you use?
Maybe a can of chopped green chilies would be good as a substitute.
I’m allergic to tomatoes and use La Victoria Chunky Green salsa in place of tomato salsa. I even use it in my spanish rice.
Thanks for sharing that info Leslie!
I made these last night. They are AMAZING. Hubby & teenage son loved them. BUT if your making these as most people know you can’t roll a corn tortilla and not expect it to break/tear. They are dry even if you just purchased them. ANY time I need to roll a corn tortilla I get about 6 corn tortillas wrap them in a few paper towels and wet the paper towel covered stack of tortillas. Them microwave for 30 seconds. This still Steam them and make them soft enough to actually roll them. Just an FYI
Thank you for this tip!
This was a winner at our house.
All I can say is WOW! My family is obsessed with this recipe. It’s delicious, filling, and the leftovers are great reheated! My husband loves to cook, and he is already talking about having people over and making these taquitos for Cinco de Mayo. Thank you! We can’t wait to try more of your recipes.
I’m Making it today !!
These are so delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I made them tonight for the first time and my husband couldn’t stop eating them! I did have a problem with the tortillas I bought though. They were tearing as I was rolling them up. So mine didn’t turn out pretty but despite that they were still good.
I was wondering if you could tell me what tortillas you used. The ones I used that tore apart where mission corn tortillas.
I’m glad you liked them but am sorry you had issues with the corn tortillas. I like the ARIZONA brand, but can usually do okay with any as long as their fresh. If they’re old and dry they’ll tear. 🙁
My kids would really love these but i am not sure I could pull these off. I envision a mess. Can you post some pictures of you actually rolling them and placing them seam side down. I am not experienced enough with frying with corn tortillas. Thanks so much!
Can these be baked instead of fried?
I haven’t tried baking them, but I’m sure you could. I would put them seam side down in a pan and then lightly spray with cooking spray and then cook for 15-20 minutes… but I’d watch them closely since I’m unsure on the time. 😉
very good! but the corn tortillas were very fragile, you cant keep flipping them- they were falling apart. What kind of tortillas are best? yellow white or blue i wonder? I used frozen grilled chicken strips and think flavored rotisserie chicken would be better, tc thanks! my 12 yr old nephew said we must make it friday night tradition!!-lol
I like ARIZONA brand corn tortillas but most any work. Making sure they are fresh helps because if they are old they tend to crack. 😉
I used homemade corn tortillas from the Supermercado Monterrey store (Longview, Texas). I didn’t have a problem with tearing or cracking. I also used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it in my kitchen aid mixer. Very tasty, thanks for the recipe!
What great ideas, Susie!! I’ll have to try shredding in my mixer! I bet that saves time! Thanks!
I made these & they were delicious! I used fresh yellow corn tortillas but also had trouble with the tortillas crumbling during rolling & then completely coming apart in the oil! I ended up using toothpicks to secure them. How much oil (depth) do you use? I think next time I would either pass them through oil for a few seconds to soften before rolling (I do this for enchiladas) or just bake them.
I made these Saturday night for my kids and their friends and they were a huge hit! A few tips:
1) Take your stack of corn tortillas, place them on a microwave safe plate, and microwave for 30 seconds or so to soften them up. Leave them in the microwave and pull one out at a time.
2) Fill, and roll, and then grab with long handled tongs.
3) Place hold with tongs in oil for a few seconds until the taquito has fried enough to hold it’s shape. Then let go with the tongs.
4) Allow to fry for a few more seconds then roll/turn with the tongs so other side cooks. About 20 seconds or so.
5) Remove from the oil before you think they need to come out to prevent over cooking.
I tried rolling a few before frying and found that the corn tortillas would crack. This “microwave to soften, then roll and fry one at a time” method worked like a champ. The leftovers were fought over for lunch the following day.
I am going to make those for dinner today. Do you know the serving size of this recipe
How do I keep them together when they are frying? Mine didnt come out the way it’s on the photo? Do U use toothpicks to hold?
Made these tonight, they were amazing! Wanted to ask though, my tortillas were tearing after I rolled them and placed them in the oil, which resulted in the chicken leaking out and grease popping all over while I was cooking. Grr! Any suggestions? I think perhaps I over stuffed them a bit, and planned on trying less next time. Generally how many tablespoons do you spoon in them?
I usually only use a few tablespoons. I’ve had this happen before but either the tortillas are the cheapest quality or they are a bit older. If And I make sure I fold them the natural direction of the tortillas (if that makes sense since they tend to fold around easier one way than the other). Hope that helps. 😀
I made these for a work potluck & they were a hit! I added the mexicorn and I think next time will add some sautéed onion & peppers and taco seasoning to the mix.
I made them the night before & my husband had a suggestion to heat them & still keep them crisp. I put them in the crockpot & kept the lid cock-eyed & heated on low for a few hours & they were perfect! Thanks so much!
Great ideas!! So glad they were a hit. 😀
Do you boil the chicken?
You can cook your chicken how ever you like to cook it. I like to cook up some chicken in my crockpot, then shred it and keep it in the freezer or fridge, so it’s ready when I’m cooking. Whatever you like:)
I can’t wait to try these !
Have you tried them yet? We love them!!!
Do you think I could use corn in place of the spinach? These look delish!
You could add whatever you like:) I’d love to know how they turn out!!
Would these be okay without the sour cream? I started making these and realized that I’m out!:(
I haven’t had them without the sour cream, so I couldn’t tell you, that they’d taste the same. Did you end up trying them? If so, I’d love to know how they tasted!
Raised on Mexican food in New Mexico and can’t live without it so I’m looking forward to all you’ve got. They’re similar to the way I cook.
We eat Mexican food all the time! We love it!! I’d love to hear if you try any of the recipes!
These are fantastic! My usually picky husband devoured them and what was left were quickly consumed by my son. Getting six thumbs up from this fam! And by the way, I found some incredibly fresh corn tortillas here in southeast Missouri.Go figure!
That makes me so happy to hear!! They are usually a hit with everyone:) We love them! And, I’m so happy you found some fresh corn tortillas…it’s great when you find a place that has them:)
I don’t care for spinach is there anything else I can substitute ?
I’m definitely trying these but I’m going to make it even simpler…buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it! It’s 120 in Phoenix today! Less cooking the better
Haha..I’m all for making things more simpler!! Hope you like them!
These look delicious and I am having a party soon with a Mexican Food Theme.
Have you ever made these ahead of time and then reheated?
They are delicious and would be great for your party!! I haven’t made them too far in advance. If I make them a little before, then I put them in a warm oven and just keep them heated. Hope they’re a hit!! Thanks!!
These sound really great. Thanks so much for sharing.
They are! I’m glad you stopped by 🙂 Thank you!
super delicious, but there is no way that photo above isn’t from a stock internet taquito photo.. simply no way to home fry these things to look like that.. They are super tasty though. My final count of taquitos from this recipe was 22 btw..
Glad you liked them!! Nope, I made them. I have to be so careful, to get the best looking food items for photos. The amount of work that goes into making recipes look pretty and good…it’s rough!;)
Is there a suggested serving size? How many will this recipe feed? Thanks!
This recipe calls for 12 corn tortillas, so that’s 12 tacos..depending on how many they eat, that will help you know if you need to double the recipe or for larger crowds triple it. Hope that helps!
I made these today and we loved them! I will definitely make these again. Thank you for posting the recipe.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I love to hear that!
I made these last night for the family, they were a hit! I also froze some of the chicken mixture leftovers, I love easy weeknight meals. These will probably become a go-to recipe.
So glad they were a hit!! Thanks for letting me know!!
Made these today. They are delish!!! I didn’t use the spinach, instead I added chopped onion and cilantro. I also added and extra cup of shredded chicken and it made 20. Next time I would add jalapenos of some sort, either pickled or fresh. I’ll be taking some to work for lunch tomorrow, hope they’re as good the next day, can’t imagine they won’t be. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
You are welcome and thanks so much for sharing!!
What kind of salsa did you use?
These sound really good . I am definitely going to make some soon. But what kind of salsa did you use or how do you make the salsa for it?? I like home made salsa just don’t know how to make red only green.
I LOVE this recipe! I made it for the first time on Friday and I made it again tonight – my family was VERY happy to eat it again and have even eaten the leftovers which they never do. It’s easy and I love the flavor. We like flavor but no super spicey and this was perfect. My only issue (which is small) is that some of my rolled taquitos fall apart while I’m frying them. Any suggestions? I’ve tried zapping them for a few seconds to make them more pliable but they still break when they’re in the oil. Again, thanks for a super recipe – a real keeper!
Thank you for letting me know!! I love hearing that the whole family loves the recipe they are trying!! Unfortunately, some tortillas crack. Keep zapping them and don’t over-fil. Thanks again!!
Can fry tortillas before filling them and then refry them
I haven’t tried that before, but I’m not sure it would work.
I made the inside ingredients by throwing them all in the crackpot, along with 3 whole chicken breasts, and shredded it up at the end of the day. It turned out perfect. It’s so easy and delicious. Great recipe!
I’m so happy that you like them! We love this recipe!! Thanks for letting me know!
These look yummy, I love taquitos!
They are!! Hope you give them a try and like them as much as we do!!
It was good. Tasted like my quesadilla
oh, thank you for letting me know!! Must be a yummy quesadilla 🙂
Very tasty! I am loving these already. Any idea how many calories each taquito would be?
I actually don’t know…not sure I want to know 🙂 Thanks so much!
HI, These look great and I was wondering if you have ever tried to bake them instead of frying them?
I haven’t, but they could! Maybe 425 degrees for 15-20 min? Keep an eye on them, the time may be different, depending on your oven. Hope that helps!!
For the taquitos, does the cheese make a huge difference?? I didn’t look at which cheese before I went shopping and got shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack. Will they still taste okay?
It will make a difference. The cream cheese makes it more creamy and does change the taste. I haven’t made them without cream cheese, so couldn’t tell you personally how it will change it, but it will be a little different. If you still go ahead, I’d love to know!! Thanks!
This was a hit for me! I made it without the spinach but it was still delicious. Very easy to make as well.
Yay!! Thank you for letting me know!! Thanks for trying them!
Just made (and ate) these. It was my first time making taquitos at home so I’m glad I read thru the reviews first. Got Mission Corn Tortillas and tried one right out of the package and it immediately cracked. I used the wet paper towel/microwave method to soften tortillas and it made all the difference. I left out the spinach and added taco seasoning to chicken and cheese mixture. Served with black beans, Spanish rice, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
These were DELICIOUS.
I’m so glad!!! Thank you so much for sharing and for giving them a try!
Absolutely amazing!!!! My husband and I loved the filling. We baked them instead of frying them and they were just as delicious! Definitely recommend 100% We even ate the left over filling mix as a dip with chips the next day… LOVE THIS RECIPE! Thank you so much!
Baked is a great alternative!! That would make great dip!! Thanks so much for letting me know!!
I add a little bit of refried beans before adding chicken to the tostados. It’s more filling.
That would be great!! Thanks for sharing!
Hello. I have a question in regards to the taquitos. My question is.. what is the calorie content to this recipe? Thank you.
We loved these! I accidently pulled out pork instead of chicken from the freezer. It works out wonderfully! Just as good with pork! I did cook the pork in the oven for 40 minutes at 400F, with olive oil and lemon pepper.
What a great change!! I bet that would be yum! Thanks so much for sharing!!
I made this,?it was so easy and tasted great. It would make a good enchilada filler too.
Yay!! I’m so glad you liked it!! Thank you so much for trying it and for letting me know!
Wonder how they would do in the air fryer instead of frying them? I’m going to try it that way I think!
Not sure! I bet, great! I would love one of those! Let me know how they come out 🙂
Does anyone have the calorie count
If you add the calorie count for each ingredient, then divide by the number of servings or rolls; it should give you a rough estimate of the calorie count.
Do you know he tempature of the oil for frying?
Medium heat 🙂 Hope that helps you and hope you like them as much as we do!
I made these last night and they were delicious!!
I made these tonight for dinner. They are awesome! I added chopped fresh jalapeño and the salsa flavor I used was “hot”. So, so good! A keeper indeed!
I love hearing that!!! Thanks so much for letting me know and for giving these a try!! Those are great additions..I’ll have to try 🙂
What brand of tortillas would you recommend? When I tried to make these, they fell apart.
I made these tonight and they were delicious! Warming the tortillas in the microwave in a damp paper towel worked very well. No cracking. Thank you for this recipe!!! 🙂
Great!! I love hearing that! Thank you!
Hello! Was wondering for 3 cups of cooked shredded chicken how many pounds of uncooked chicken I should buy??
I would say a breast of chicken is close to a cup, so maybe 3-4 chicken breasts. Hope that helps!
How long do you microwave the tortillas?
It all looked fabulous, my mouth is watering, especially the taquitos.
I’ve made these several times and LOVE them. Mine don’t look as nice as yours, but they taste great!
Hey, that’s ok 🙂 As long as they taste good! Thank you!
I actually made these lastnight for dinner. The are amazing!! We will be having these again for sure!!
Yay! I am glad you tried them & liked them! Thank you!
These were great! I added a half an onion, diced, and a diced roasted green chili. Did half with flour tortillas (flautas) and I liked those better but my husband liked the corn tortillas (tacquitos) better. Going on our monthly rotation!
Great!! Thanks so much for sharing that! I haven’t tried this recipe with flour tortillas, so I’ll have to!
They look so jummy cant wait to make them soon!!!!
They are so good!! I hope you like them! Good luck!
Thank you for the recipe and very helpful video!!! These were a HUGE HIT with my family. My only problem was the corn tortillas that I used cracked when I rolled them up. The were cracked in half before I fried them. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? We usually use flour tortillas so I am not familiar with corn.
I’m glad they were a hit! Unfortunately, corn tortillas sometimes crack. I like to flash fry them, but sometimes they will still crack. I wish I knew the best way to keep them from doing that.
Tried this out tonight for a different Saturday night tea, oh my goodness!! It turned out absolutely delicious, will definitely be making this again.
Look forward to trying out other different recipes
So, glad you like them! We love these!! Thank you!
Is there a secret to rolling these without them splitting apart? Heating them seems to help a little, but they still split slightly.
Just heat them a little longer, to make them more pliable 🙂 Hope that helps!
My pickiest son approves of this recipe, which is saying something. My husband really loved them, too. I made them a little differently for myself as I’m an ovo -lacto vegetarian. I chopped up some tofu and marinated it in salsa. I added some garlic to the tofu as well. I then scooped a little of the cream cheese mixture (sans chicken) onto my corn tortilla and topped it with my chopped tofu. After frying them, I added some guacamole! Delish! Thanks for the great recipe!
Great!! So, glad they liked them & you! Thank you for sharing your changes!
How many calories? Serving size?
I am sorry, I do not know. You’d have to maybe find a site that will give you that count, once you’ve put in the info.
I am from Chicago, IL and I want the recipe for a lg. roll tamale. I used to buy them in Chicago but cannot find them out here in Las Vegas area. Can you help me with a recipe?
I haven’t added those to my blog yet. Maybe I will one day 🙂
Going to make very soon
Hope you like them!! Thank you!
Very, very good. One of the few recipes that EVERYONE in my family enjoyed!! Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂
Love hearing that! They are one of our favorites! Thank you 🙂
Yay! These are some of our favorites! Thank you for letting me know!
It looks so good.
They are some of my favs! I hope you try them soon!
Made it with cilantro and home chili and it’s rocking and a Michelada.
Yay! Thanks so much for letting me know.
What is a Michelada?
It’s a drink 🙂
Loved these taquitos. Followed the recipe with no adjustments. These were also great the next day. Definitely a keeper.
Yay!! Thank you for trying them & for letting me know! I’m so glad you like them!
Looks so yummy..
Thank you!! They really are…I hope you try them 🙂
Need to make a few changes. Taquitos are Mexican, therefore you need to use fresh cilantro, not spinach. 😉 Also in place of the salsa-diced onion, cumino, chili powder, paprika and garlic salt and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Lastly, brush them with veggie or olive oil on a foil lined baking sheet and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Thanks for sharing!
Sorry, there are two kinds of people!! Those who like cilantro. And those that don’t. I’m a don’t. I’ll take the spinach please and thank you.
Ooops! Forgot-Dip in salsa. Yummmmmmm
How far in advance can you make these? And how do you reheat?
I personally haven’t made them that far in advance..maybe just an hour ahead. I like to keep them in a low heat oven to keep them warm, once made. I’m not sure how in advance you plan to make them, but I would stick them in the oven before serving to warm them. Hope that helps 🙂
I can’t eat anything fried. Is there anyway to bake these?
I have a baked version on my site….https://lilluna.com/baked-taquitos/. Hope that helps! Yo could make these chicken or beef 😉
Tried your cream cheese and chicken taquito recipe and was pleasantly surprised.
I am glad to hear that! Thank you so much for trying them!
Hi, I’m a little confused. (a permanent state lately) When you write about freezing leftover are you talking about finished taquitos or just the filling. Either way is great! Thank you for a great recipe.
Made these one night and had some leftover filling, so the next day I made some grilled hot chicken sandwiches, substituting bread for tortillas. Very nice filling, both times. It would have been good with some onion.
Great idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Made these they taste awesome!! Wife brought the shells home and I went to cooking. But my shells fell apart while frying:( how can I stop this from happening?
Unfortunately, that happens sometimes. I try not to over stuff or roll too tight. That does help 🙂 Thank you so much for trying them!!
I only changed the tortilla to a cheese tortilla, watching the carbs. Very good and tasty. I popped in the oven just long enough to warm everything.
Perfect!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Glad you liked them!
I made these for a family gathering and they were a huge it! Thanks for the recipe!
You are so welcome!! I am glad they were a hit! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
Sounds very good. Loved these when I was younger. Can’t wait to try them.
I hope you like them, as much as you did 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!
Very anxious to buy ingredients and make your delicious looking recipe…I thank you so much for sharing….God Bless you.
Let me know what you think..I’d love to know! And, I am happy to share! Thank you so much 🙂
I added garlic, salt and cumin and onions. House hold favorite. Easy and fun to make with my 16 year old daughter!
Sounds perfect! Cooking with family is the best! Thank you so much!
How do you get the corn tortillas to not crack
Unfortunately, they do, sometimes. I try not to over stuff them & not roll too tightly. Someone mentioned heating them in the microwave for a few seconds, so they are warm & more pliable. Hope those help 🙂
This is one of our most favorite dinners!
Aren’t they so good?! We love them too! Thank you for stopping by!
Hi, Kristyn, I am trying to eat very healthy, and this recipe sounds terrific with the exception of frying. Do you have an alternative? I saw something about quesadillas or maybe baking them?
Thank you in advance.
Yes, you could bake them. I have bake different ones ranging from 350-400 degrees & 15-30 minutes. You could start at the lower temp & bake them a little longer. Hope that helps! They are so good!
Thank you! I will try baking them.
Thanks for the information on baking. We are trying to xut down on the frying as well.
You are so welcome 🙂
Has anyone tried using an air fryer? just wondering if it would work as a healthier alternative.
Solving your issues with tortillas; use toothpicks to hold in place. To heat tortillas corn or flour use a griddle or comal. Both need to be preheated, place tortillas for approximately 7-8 seconds each side whala. Keep warm and roll with ease. You can heat dozen & roll with ease.
Thanks for sharing that!
This dish looks amazing. I wish I could eat that right now!
Easy to make. Heating corn tortillas in the microwave helped, rolling went really good.
Only problem was when i baked them , per people on Here advice, the Tortillas split open in the oven and the ends were very crunchy.
Next time i would fry them with corn tortillas or buy flour tortillas and bake.
Thank you for letting me know 🙂 Sometimes, that does happen, unfortunately, but they’re still good!
These sound yummy… but how Is it Only 2 carbs? The corn tortilla is at least 10 carbs. Am i missnG something?
I love the combination of chicken and cream cheese in these taquitos. With all the other ingredients in the taquitos it makes for great mexican food!
These taquitos are the best!! I love the cream cheese mixture! I never thought to just have a cream cheese mixture in them, but I loved them! I will definitely make these again!
They came out so DELICIOUS!!!!!
Yay!! I am glad you think so! Thank you!
When i Try to roll the corn tortillas they just keep cracking, what Am i doing wrong?
No, sometimes they do that. Others have tried microwaving them to warm them & make them more pliable or flash fry, dip in hot oil for just a second. Hope that helps!
this has turned into one of my family’s favorites! both my husband and kids request them. i double the recipe and freeze the other half of the chicken and cheese mix – super convenient! so delicious, thank you!!!
It’s one of our favorites, as well!! I am so glad it’s a hit! Thank you so much!
Would ysing some ciLantRo work instead of SPINACH? Seems a Little weird to me to see taquitos with spinach but it looks to be strictly for color. Would cilantro work/add a good flAvor? And if not would just ommiting the spinach to save on mOney and effort work?
You would be surprised 🙂 They are so good! I haven’t tried just doing cilantro & leaving out the spinach. Hope you at least give it a try 🙂
Awe, thank you so much!
Instead of microwaving, I fry the torts for a couple seconds in a little bit of oil before I stuff them and put them in the oven. Therefore, no need to spray them with anything and they crisp up very nicely.
Perfect!! Thanks for sharing!
Taquitos are One of my favorite mexican dishes. I’ve always had beef but these have become my favorite. With the cream cheese and all the other ingredients its become my favorite fLavor. So good!
Hi! I jUST WANTED to let you know that i tried this recipe today and my little girl absolutely loved them. thanks for such a winner!
(also i am not sure why is all caps but rest assured i am not yelling!)
I don’t see it all in caps, so no worries 🙂 Tell her thank you so much for liking them! And, thank you for trying them!
I think this is my new favorite way to eat taquitos!! I love chicken & cream cheese in so many things. It is a nice change from beef taquitos!
I love that These can frozen. SO easy to grab and serve on a busy weeknight!
My kids are going to devour these! thank you for this delicious recipe!
You are so welcome..I am glad to share 🙂 Hope they like them!
We adore taQuitos. I havent had them In fOrever. Thanks for reminding me how mUch we love them.
You are so welcome! I am glad I could remind you 🙂 Enjoy!
I love this recipe! Its such a great meal to make for any time of the year.
It sure is! Thank you so much for sharing that!
Love TAquitos! Great dinner or lunch idea!
these make the best appeTizers! Im definitely going to make these again whenever we host friends over. Ill have to try Your baked ones too..
one of the reasons i love to follow you, is that you have easy. quick, delicious recipes. I really appreciate the pictures and videos that you attach to each recipe. what a great recipe! Thanks
SORRY FOR THE CAPS: I PUT THESE TOGETHER LAST NIGHT FOR A POTLUCK AT WORK TODAY WELCOMING OUR NEW FOREST SUPERVISOR. i HAD TO TRY ONE; DELISH! I’VE MADE OTHER TAQUITO RECIPES BUT WITH THE ADDITION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF CREAM CHEESE I NOW PREFER YOUR RECIPE. THE CREAM CHEESE BINDS THE CHICKEN AND SEASONINGS INSIDE THE FLOUTA WHICH MAKES THEM EASIER TO HANDLE AND DIP. I STEWED THE SHREDDED CHICKEN BREAST IN TACO SEASONING/WATER MIX, CUMIN, AND MY FAVORITE MEXICAN SEASONING, JALAPENO SALT, FOR SOME KICK. I USED SHREDDED MEXICAN FOUR CHEESE BLEND RATHER THAN MONTEREY JACK. WE SPRAY VEGETABLE COOKING OIL ON A PAN AND HEAT THE TORTILLAS TO SOFTEN FOR ROLLING THEM AND WITH YOUR IDEA TO BROIL FOR A MINUTE I FOUND THAT THE TAQUITO/FOUTAS WILL BE FIRM TO GRASP AS THEY ARE DIPPED INTO GUACAMOLE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR RECIPE; IT’S PINNED NOW.
That sounds perfect!! I am so glad you like them!! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
My family loved these! So easy and delicious!
Yay..I am glad they did! Thank you for letting me know 🙂
Made some adjustments aFter i Made these the first time. ThEy were tasty but my hisband And I wanted an even stronger mexican food flavor so i added some taco seasoning to taste. We also got frustrated with the corn tortillas so i tried egg rolls instead and they were so much easier to roll and seal and were soooo tasty!
Great adjustments 🙂 Thank you for sharing them!
Absolutely amazing taste! My 4 kids and husband went crazy eating them. .
Love to hear that!! Thank you for making them for your family!
How can this only be 2 carbs??
Maybe without the tortilla??
Fill was great! The corn shells just crumb and fell apart while I tried to roll them. Ver dis cause they looked so good.
Glad you liked the filling! I have to make sure I don’t over-fill them & if you want to warm them in the microwave for a few seconds, that can help with them not cracking.
Literally no words!! All i can say is aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhmazing!!! My 4 year old approved too!! So easy-so delicious!!!
Yay!! I am happy they did! Thank you so much!
I wiSh each recipe had a Pinterest option instead of having to the site and trying to locate recipe.
I do have a PIN option on each one 🙂
YUM I WILL TRY THIS. SHREDDED.
AND BEEF PORK
Perfect!! Hope you like them!
What if i cant buy Colby Cheese in my little town, can other tasty cheese be used?
Yes, any cheese would be fine..Cheddar, Monterey, a fiesta blend..whatever you have 🙂
Do you use chicken breast and do you cook then pull apart
Yes 🙂 Hope you give this recipe a try!
This is so perfect for my KetO diet! Instead of corn tortillas ill make some chEese ones to fill, i make mY tacOs with cheese. I MAKE MY HUSBANDS W/CORN TORTS. Thank you im aLways Looking for reciPES I can INCORPORATE FOr both mYself And husband n familly.
You are so welcome! That is perfect! Glad you found a way to make them keto friendly!
How is this only 2 carbs with corn TORTILLAS? The tortillas alone are like 20+ carbs. The lowest of have found is 11 net carbs…
cAN YOU USE AN AIR FRYER?
I have not personally tried, but I am sure you could 🙂
These were absolutely delicious!! I used flour tortillas and cilantro. Super easy and restaurant QUALIty ??? This is my new fave!
Perfect!! Glad you liked them!! Thank you so much!
Thanks for an amazing recipe that my kids loooooove, and for being able to print it without any hassle at all. My computer is upstairs and my kitchen is not, so being able to have a paper copy is muy importante, but sometimes I just give up on the site and the recipe – too much crapola to go through to print it out! Thank you for an amazing yummy site! 🙂
Awe, thank you so much!! I am glad you all liked it!
I’ve made these a dozen times and LOVE them! Mine never look like yours. How do you make them look so prefect?
i’ve made these a dozen times. Everyone loves them, except mine don’t ever look half as good as yours.
Mine might not look that great all the time, but for pics, I try my best 🙂 I don’t show all the messed up ones 🙂
Made these tonight. I just have bought smaller tortillas because I had a lot left over. Tip for breaking tortillas, you can dip the tortillas in hot oil for maybe 5 seconds, this will soften them. That’s how I usually make flautas. You may need a toothpick to keep the close when you fry them.
I hope you liked them!! Yes, dipping them helps soften them..thank you!
Love Your chicken taQuiTOs
Big hit, even good cold left over.
Probably will add a littLe heaT to
tHem next time. I noticed Your baked ones dOes have green chili peppers.
Thank you so much!! I am happy they were a hit! Adding heat would be great!
I made these today but without the spinach. I warm my tortillas over the flame on my stove before adding the filling and they didn’t break. I also just sprayed them with coconut oil spray and baked them in my toaster oven. Turned out crunchy and nice.
Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!
I think they were pRetty good a great into recipe but could use a little more flavor. Next time i will use 1/2 of the amount of cream cheese aNd add use a more spicy salsa. The cream cheese makes it very rich and over powers a little and could use some more acid to cut the flavor. Good recipe overall but xould use some tweaks on flavor.
Thank you for trying it. You definitely could add or take out whatever you’d like to make it more your liking.
Have you tried these in an air fryer? I’m interested in purchasing one and this would be just the incentive needed to take the plunge.
I have not, but I need to! If you try it, I’d love to know what you think!
These are very, very yummie!!!!! I’m vegetarian, so I made them with tofurkey brand chicken rather than chicken. I also substituted part of the spinach with fresh chopped cilantro!
Thank you so much for sharing what you did! Sounds great! Glad you liked them 🙂
This recipe pulled up searching for low carb recipes as I’m on keto. You might want to correct your nutrition info. It shows 2 carbs per serving. Six inch Corn tortillas are around 10 carbs Each alone so there’ no way one serving can only be 2 carbs. Might have to try these with low carb tortillas though. It looks yummy!!
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Ok, these were an absolute HIT! I love that these can be an appetizer or a main dish! there was not a single one left!
My family loved this recipe! I have an 8, 5, and 2 year old. Definitely a winner that will be added to our family favoRites.
These were wonderful. I really enjoyed them. My hubby took over the cooking since I am not as experienced with cooking with oil.
So happy you liked them! They are one of my favorites to make!
Love this recipe! So good my family Requests weekly! My question to you is concerning freezing the taquitos. Should i fry them first and Then freeze? I tried freezing these without cooking and several of them sPlit allowing the filling to spill out during frying. ☹️
I would just freeze the chicken mixture, then when you are ready to eat, you can thaw & make following the recipe 🙂
This recipe was so yummy! A little more time consuming and messy than most of the recipes I usually cook, but that’s what you get to eat deliciously fried foods. This is definitely going to be made again in our house. Yum.
LOL..it sure is, but I am glad you tried them! Thank you!
Hi. I have question. What kind of salsa do you use in recipe? It doesn’t say.
It really is whatever you like. We love salsa from a local restaurant, so we use that. I’ve used just Picante from the grocery store. I like to use whatever my family likes.
These taste ABSOLUTELY delicious but mine Look like They got run Over by a garbage truck……..a few Times. I did all the Tricks but THEy either FEll apart ANyway or looked like fried Tacos. How do you get Them so skinny & tight?
I like to flash fry them, gets them soft, so they won’t break. You can stick them in the microwave too for a few seconds.
Any tips on how to keep the corn tortillas from cracking while rolling ? We made your chicken tacos last week and they were delish! we just had a problem folding the tortillas without them breaking while rolling. thanks so much!
I like to flash fry them in oil for a few seconds or you could stick them in the microwave for a few seconds. Hopefully, those help 🙂
Hi! I am hoping you can help me! I have made this recipe for my family several times, and we love it. I decided to make these for my futUre daughter inlaw’s bridal shower this saturday.i am trying to make them ahead of time, and just reheating them before the shower. I tried FRYING them, freezing them, then reheating them….they were soggy. The air fryer didn’t work well either. I did try baking them for 15 min at 425. This was better except that they cracked while baking. I have to use corn tortillas as I have GF guEsts. Any suggestions? Tia
Unfortunately, they do get soggy when re-heating. The only thing I can think of is just having the mixture made, then frying a little beforehand. I don’t usually make in advance, due to that. I wish I knew a better way.
I loved it. Great recipe
Thank you so much for trying them!
Great recipe. I used jalapeno cream cheese for a kick ? to ppl having problems rolling the tortilla heat them in a pan or griddle for about a minute. This will make them easier to roll! Great recipe ?
Great idea about using jalapeno cream cheese! Thanks for sharing that!
Glad you think so 🙂 Thank you!
Delicious! Made these last night for dinner, soooo good! Will add to my rotation.
Woohoo! Glad it made the rotation 🙂 Thank you!
Great recipe. I used jalapeno cream cheese for a kick ? to ppl having problems rolling the tortilla heat them in a pan or griddle for about a minute. This will make them easier to roll! https://greensowing.com Great recipe ?
Jalapeno cream cheese is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
My family loves this recipe!
Made these for my son’s first birthday party and they were amazing 😍
These were soooo easy and delicious! In fact, all your recipes are usher friendly and makes me feel like a great cook! 😂😂😂
I’ve used this recipe several times and my family loves them! All your Mexican dishes are so delicious!
So good! My kids love these
My kids love these and I’ve got a few picky eaters.
So good. Easy and addicting! Great for an appetizer or even main dish.
These are delicious and SOO easy to make!
Delicious! We will definitely make again!
So very good.
I loved these taquitos.
Even my pickiest eater loved these! That’s a huge win!
My whole family loved these!!!! Easy and tasty!
Not good at frying them some fell apart but love added green chile from NM hatch.
These were *so* easy to make. I’ve made chicken tacos before but this was my first time making taquitos. They were a big hit! I love that spinach is added but you can’t really taste it. Any way I can get extra vegetables into my kid’s diet, I am all about!
My whole family loves these, and with 6 picky kids that doesn’t happen often.
This is on our meal rotation and is super yummy! Kids love it!
Delicious and simple
These are so easy and yummy! My kids love them too!
I have made these. They are very good. My husband and grandchildren love them. Can not made enough .Thank you for sharing this recipe .
You are so welcome!! I am so glad you all like them! Thank you!
These are delish! Have you tried these in an air fryer?
Thank you! I have not tried this specific recipe in the air fryer. I’d have to test that out.
I make these all the time for me and my kids – We always eat way too many because they are sooooo good! Quick and easy too 🙂 Thank you for the recipe <3
You are so welcome!! Glad you all like them! Thank you!
My family and I LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it four times now, and it is a keeper!
Yay!! Thank you so much!
Put together the mix and tasted. Too bland. perfect for those who do not like surprises. Added 1Tsp cumin and 1 Tsp chili flakes and 1/4 Tsp chipolte powder. This now tastes Mexican. I don’t use the pan fry method. I tried it several times, but I could not see any difference than with precise deep frying methods. The last time my best variants were strictly to the recipe with spicing as described. This is an extraordinary recipe. I also use a little orient influence. I close my taquitos with bamboo slivers. No bamboo slivers? Wooden toothpicks work fine. close the middle and both ends.
Chicken I roasted for 15 minutes at 450 in my convection. Came out slightly raw. 18 minutes would have been ideal. Well covered with dry rub taco mix on a grill. Looking for avocado cream sauce. Will keep you advised.
Thank you for sharing what you did! Sounds great!
Great details and video showing how to make them properly ♡♡♡
Thank you 🙂
These sound so great. Quick question: Is it OK to omit the salsa? Can something else substitute?
You can substitute pasta sauce for the salsa in the recipe if you’d like. Or you can also make your own homemade salsa and adjust the spiciness to just how you like it. Here is a link to my homemade salsa recipe- Homemade Salsa. Hope this helps!
These are fantastic! A family favorite!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the taquitos!
Mine weren’t as “pretty”, but oh so delicious!
Mmmm flavor is most definitely the most important! 😉 So glad you enjoyed them!
Which salsa do you mean please?
Whichever kind of salsa is your favorite! No specific brand or heat level… whichever you prefer. If you need a recipe for homemade salsa, we have one here: https://lilluna.com/homemade-salsa-recipe/
Can these bee prepared ahead of time- froze- and baked till hot?
Absolutely!! We have a recipe specific for baked taquitos too, if you want to check that out: https://lilluna.com/baked-taquitos/
It was successfully yummy for all ages in my family!
I didn’t have spinach handy, so I replaced the green with chopped chives. Delicious. Some corn tortillas ripped and some busted in oil, but overall it is an easy recipe. Frying in oil happened to be the most dangerous experience with this one because the fallen content splashed and popped in oil like firecrackers on stovetop. I shielded myself with the biggest pot cover I had. Bottom line, oil temp has to be medium, and oil level could be as low as half the roll.
Thanks so much for the tips on using the oil for frying in this recipe. Super helpful! I appreciate it! I’m so glad your family enjoyed it!
Can I fry them in an air fryer?
You definitely can!! Just spray or brush with oil before putting in the air fryer and it should work great.
Amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and the family could not get enough! My teenager who will be starting her freshman year next week, asked to have this for her first day of school lunch! It was very easy to make, flavorful and will be in our monthly rotation!
Oh that makes me SO happy!! Teens can be tough to feed too, so that is awesome she enjoyed the taquitos too…enough to request for the first day of school. Thanks for giving the recipe a try!
This was amazingly tasty, but gave me REALLY bad gas. I unfortunately am lactose intolerant and about blew the doors off my home and asphyxiated my husband because of the cream cheese. Not anyone’s fault, but for those that want to try this recipe might want to warn their neighbors within a radius of a block or so.
Simple ingredients and kid friendly!
These have become a family favorite, which is not an easy task. They are one of our go to for leftover chicken.
We were using boxes of processed taquitos until I found this recipe! The cream cheese makes it, in my opinion! I love that I can make a large batch, and my kids can eat on the for a few days with easy heat up.
Perfect blend of crunch and creaminess!
These are so yummy and way better than the frozen ones you can buy!
So good! I like the crispy outside and creamy inside
This recipe is so easy and kid-friendly! Plus leftovers are great to take for lunch the next day. Win-win in my book!!
I love how easy these are. We used to fry them but we are trying to eat healthier so we bake them, not as good as the original but the filling makes up for it!
I wasn’t sure that my picky eater would try these. But he did and liked them!!! They are so good. Thanks for the recipe.
Yay!! That’s always a win to find a recipe that picky eaters enjoy too. So glad to hear you all enjoyed this one.
Delicious! My picky teenagers ask for them all the time.
Love these Taquitos! We like flour tortillas so we use that instead!
These are so good! My whole family loves them.
These are the best Taquitos! Easy to make filling for excellent eating!
These are amazing! So easy and even my kiddos love them.
So easy and so delicious! I can’t believe we’ve been buying store bought this whole time when these exsist!
these look so good, I have been wanting to try new recipes for dinner with the kids. this will be my next!
Yummy! These are a family favorite!👍
We LOVE taquitos, so I am so glad to finally have a recipe that I can make at home!
Making for dinner tomorrow night! Perfect mix of amazing ingredients!
We love these! They come together so quickly and taste amazing!
OMG!! These are so good. Definitely will be made again. The entire family loved them and there were none left.
I love love love these! I swap flour tortillas for the corn.
Adding the cream cheese is a game changer!😋
Looks delicious, definitely gonna make this soon!!
These are AMAZING!! The entire family loved them. Even my pickiest eater wanted seconds!
Makes Mexican night so much more creative. These are so easy to make and DELICIOUS !!
You can’t go wrong with cream cheese and chicken!! Delicious!!
Super yummy one of my favorites!!
So delicious and easy back to school snack. My kids loved it
My go to taquitos for parties. So simple, easy and yummy!
Just an FYI – flautas are made with a flour tortilla. I make a similar filling in a flour tortilla and bake it for a somewhat healthier option. Fried taquitos are still my favorite though!
Thanks for the feedback!
Thank you, love your recipe’s instructions. Very well explained. I am really excited to make this one with my sister.
You’re welcome!! Hope you both enjoy them!
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!
These are absolutely delicious and so simple to make! I love the cream cheese in them too!
These were really good! My first time making taquitos. I used 2 large chicken breasts, 8 oz of cream cheese and added chopped red peppers and jalapeño for some heat. The whole family loved them. Thank you for the recipe! BTW it made 20 taquitos.
Hooray!! I’m so glad to hear that you loved the taquitos! Thanks for sharing what you did. Sounds delicious!
Love simple fast and delicious recipes. Thank you
Same! We’re all about easy and delicious! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.
These sound so good! I have a question – do you think these could be cooked in an air fryer instead of in a pan of oil?
Omg, this was delicious and yes even my picky eater loved them. 💕
Yay!! So glad to hear that!!
Can they be made in an air fryer? Would love try out your recipe looks so delicious just frying with oil is not my best option me and oil don’t like each other anymore when it comes to frying.
Yep! You can definitely do them in an air fryer. Or you can bake in the oven too.
Thank You the recipes!
You’re welcome!! Hope you enjoy them!
These were delicious! Crispy on the outside and creamy goodness inside. Definitely making again. I pared it with a thinner guacamole.
My meal came out delicious except I made mine vegan style I used olives and cauliflower with rotel tomatoes and cheese
I’m so glad you enjoyed the meal. Thanks for sharing what you did!
OMG so good. Crispy & creamy. Definitely a keeper.
So happy to hear you enjoyed the taquitos!!
I’m about to try making these tonight as they look delicious, just wondering because my hubby is vegan and gluten free I don’t have vegan sour cream on hand, will the recipe still work out without the sour cream if I just use cream cheese, shredded goat cheese, and spinach? Thanks
I think it would! I haven’t tried using those ingredients, so you’ll have to let us know how they turned out!
Can you use flour tortillas? I grabbed the wrong ones at the store
You can! You’ve maybe heard of the term “flautas” — they are basically taquitos using flour tortillas. And are super yummy! So yes, you can use flour or corn.
Can’t wait to make and taste these tomorrow very excited for them lol….
What about the air fryer?
You can definitely use the air fryer for these!
These are so easy to make and the kids love them! The creamy filling is mmmmm.
I have made these and my family loved them. They are easy for my grandkids to handle. We made a homemade ranch and avocado dip to go with them. So so good!!
These are so good and very easy to make. My family loved these, that there were none left. Definitely making again.
Can assemble the taquitos the day before and fry them the next day?
You can definitely make the chicken/cream cheese mixture ahead of time and then fry when ready!
These are so good and very easy to make. My family loved these, that there were none left. Definitely making again. thanks for sharing this article.
I love them. To hold the rolled tortilla together , use a flour ‘paste’ (flour and water). Works perfect every time and doesn’t change the taste at all!
Good to know! Thanks for sharing!
These were yummy and I will make again but with slight changes. I am a cream cheese girly but I felt like it was a little too much. Jalapeños would be really good in these since the cream cheese, kind of like a jalapeño popper. I would also probably add more salsa for that extra flavor I think it needed. Simple weeknight dinner that I will be making again 🙂
Glad to hear you enjoyed the taquitos. Thanks for the feedback and for giving the recipe a try!
Could these be made ahead & kept warm in a crockpot? Or in one of those serving pans with lit chaffing cans underneath?
Yes, you could. I’d recommend keeping them in the crock pot with the lid off. It will keep them warm but keeps the moisture out. Keeping the lid on would probably make them soggy.
If baking them in the oven what temp. How long a d on a cookie sheet , greased glass pan ?
You could do a cookie sheet or a 9X13 pan. Make sure the pan is greased. We bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Here’s the post for baked taquitos with all of the details: https://lilluna.com/baked-taquitos/
This is such a great recipe and uses ingredients that most everyone has in the kitchen. Easy to make and great for last minute guests. How about a fruit fill and then dust with cinnamon sugar for a sweet taquito and dip into a cream cheese sauce?😊
Ooh that sounds amazing! That would be fun to try!
I had leftover rotisserie chicken left from Costco & needed to use & some baby spinach it before it went bad. Found this recipe, I didn’t have cream cheese or sour cream. So I mixed the baby spinach and Mexican style shredded cheese. The kids LOVED it! I now have an easy leftover chicken recipe. Served homemade guac & a side of sour cream, a great meal for everyone!
I’m so glad that you were able to find this recipe! It is a great one to repurpose leftovers. And so happy to hear it was a hit with the kids!
these are excellent.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed them!
Amazingly easy dish! I premade the filling and rolled them, baking it only a few mina just long enough to hold their shape. Let it cool and refrigerated it so it’s ready to go for easy after school snacks. Rather than frying, we spray with a little avocado oil and air fried them at 350°F for about 5-9 min depending on how crispy you like them- turning once halfway. Kids tore them up, didn’t even complain about the veggies! Def will be using this amazing base recipe in the future to switch up the flavors!
These are so wonderful. Didn’t change a thing. We love them. Perfect as is.
Would try the air fryer next time yummy but the tortilla absorbs a lot of oil
Made these tonight! Needed a quick dinner with some things I was going to throw away and this was PERFECT! I love that the base spice is salsa because it really opens the door for customization. I sautéed some onions and garlic and threw it in the mix and it was so yummy!
I tried the air fryer, but I don’t feel like it was as crispy as I’d like. Still great tho!
Yummy! Had to modify a little bit but sssoooo good!
Can you use frozen spinach?
My family loved them. Made a large batch and didn’t last. Make more today.
I adapted this a smidge but basically, this was a slamming good recipe that I will be using going forward. Changes: canned chicken (don’t judge), chive flavored cream cheese, Aloutte spreadable cheese, hot sauce and a good bit of Worcestershire. I warmed my tortillas in the micro to make them pliable but because I live my life in excess, I probably overstuffed them. Spritzed with cooking spray and they came out crispy after several times in the air fryer. They were molting lava so don’t bite into them right away!
Love these! Do you have an air fryer version?
Have been making this recipe for months and it is absolutely delicious! My family loves quesadillas so I use the filling-add a little spice and make quesadillas out of it. Really fantastic recipe!
Going to try making these… just because I can and they sound delicious!
Yay! Hope you enjoy them!
How do you cook chicken ???
Did I miss that ?
You would start with chicken that is already cooked (so we didn’t include the cooking instructions for the chicken). There are lots of options for that… you can bake, boil, instant pot, grill, use rotisserie chicken, etc. Here’s a quick and easy way to bake chicken if you need some instructions: https://lilluna.com/baked-chicken/
Can these be made in the air fryer? What temp do you suggest?
I was looking for a beef taquitos recipe to add to our repertoire, so I subbed ground beef w/a little Fajita seasoning for shredded chicken. I don’t deep fry anything, so I sprayed w/olive oil and baked at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Fabulous! If I remake them with chicken, I would use tomatillo sauce ala chilaquiles.
2 carbohydrates per serving seems way too low if it includes the corn tortilla. Is the nutrition profile for only the filling and oil? Thanks!
Yummy! There CAN’T BE only 2 carbs, unless you are counting the tortilla they are rolled in!
If mean that you’re NOT counting the tortilla… Sorry
We’re doing Mexican for Christmas. Do you NOT warm up tortillas before filling? I have 7 people to feed so I will definitely have to double the recipe.
So yummy and easy to do on a busy week day!
Delicious! I used left over rotisserie chicken. So easy and huge hit with the fam!
Loved them ..but how do you keep the corn tortillas from cracking or tearing while you roll them? I had to use flour tortillas.
Thank u gonna definitely try this
Hope you enjoy!!
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Okay, but not great. I would cut the cream cheese in half.
On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 6.
Too much junk on the website, as far as adds, I understand a few but this is ridiculous
My entire family loved these.
Do you think it would be possible to freeze any leftover filling? I made to much and not enough shells. 😅
Yes, you definitely could!
Made the chicken and cream cheese taquitos last night. Absolutely delicious and a keeper!!!
Can these taquitos be frozen and then microwaved later? Also, can they be made in an air fryer?
Yes and yes!
How about variety?like a pizza rolled taqueria? Your favorite pizza toppings roll up in a taqueria and crunchy.
That’s a fun idea! You could totally switch things up like that!
I made these for lunch. Everyone totally enjoyed them. I prepared chicken mixture, only added sautéed chopped onion and cilantro instead of spinach. I blanched the corn tortillas in cooking oil both sides and stacked on a plate. This made iit easy to fill and roll tacitos without cracking or breaking. Placed seam side down on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Baked in oven at 350 approximately 15-20 minutes turning at midpoint to toast both sides. It worked great. Try it!
Can you cook these in air fryer?
Yes you can!
I’ve made these and they were a big hit for the guys watching football!!
Any idea how long to make air fryer or temperature?
I’m sorry, I haven’t tried these in the air fryer. I need to try that though!
Kids loved it!
These are so good. I make a big batch and freeze. I take out as many as needed and fry crispy in cooking spray. So good and crunchy!
Good grief, you can’t even post a recipe and try to be inclusive without SOMEONE having to be faux offended. There are many versions of Salsa, taco’s, chili, enchilada’s..etc. So many people say Latino or Hispanic just to give a nod to many regions under the umbrella.
I’m so sorry that happened!!! Sometimes, I get some tortillas that do that, but for the most part, they stay together. Hope you’ll try again sometime! Sorry! Thanks so much for giving them a try!
Let me know what you think 🙂
Great idea!! Thank you for sharing that!
I am glad you think so 🙂 Yes, sometimes they do crack. I just try not to add too much filling & not roll too tight. Unfortunately, it does happen sometimes. Warming them is just fine 🙂
Thank you for letting me know!
Thank you so much for giving them a try 🙂
Everyone saying its hard to roll / fry…. the traditional mexican way is to first heat up the tortilla on the comal (not microwave) just so it gets really nice and soft, add filling, roll up tight and they stay rolled up because the TORTILLA is warm and then we put them all in the oil seam side down and turn when crispy on that side.
Thanks for the feedback. There isn’t anything specific to do with the tortillas between checking the oil temp and filling the tortillas. You can heat them in the microwave for a bit if they are cracking. Otherwise, once the oil is warm enough, you will fill the tortillas with the chicken mixture and then put in the oil to fry. Hope you enjoy the taquitos! 🙂