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Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Lil' Luna
You will love these Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos filled with cream cheese, salsa, cheese, sour cream and spinach.
4.99 from 450 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 126 kcal


  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cups baby spinach stems removed and chopped
  • cups shredded Colby Jack cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup salsa store-bought or homemade
  • 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.



Variations: Change it up by using shredded beef or pork. You can also use a different salsa to change the flavors.
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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos
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