Best Mexican Taquitos{With Shredded Chicken}




By Prasanna

If you love Mexican food then these Mexican taquitos with shredded chicken and cream cheese is the ultimate combination.These chicken taquitos are made with shredded chicken,cream cheese along with salsa makes these chicken taquitos recipe the easy and best. You can make these taquitos fried or baked but in either way they are amazing.Try this authentic chicken taquitos recipe and you will love this!



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Mexican taquitos are the best appetizers you can try plus the chicken and cream cheese stuffed in them makes thesem the best.


Mexican food is a favorite of all time and who doesn't love Taco,Quesadilla ,Tex Mex,Burritos?


I love taquitos when they are filled with soft,cheesy chicken or beans filling,also when they have shrimp too. 



Yumm right! This recipe is Best and Easy recipe of Chicken and Cream Cheese Taquitos!




If you are not aware of what are taquitos,then here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:


"taquito (Spanish pronunciation: [taˈkito], literally Spanish for "small taco"[1]), tacos dorados,[2] rolled taco,[3] or flauta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈflauta], literally Spanish for "flute") is a Mexican food dish that typically consists of a small rolled-up tortilla that containsfilling,[4] including beef, cheese or chicken.[5] The filled tortilla is then crisp-fried or deep-fried.[6] "





a place with chicken taquitos arranged on top of each other


Mexican Taquitos(With shredded chicken and cream cheese)


I wanted to add cream cheese to my taquitos as that's one ingredient that I love when stuffed or filled in dumplings or rolls/samosas- cream cheese just makes the filling so so good.


Chicken Taquitos Ingredients:


Chicken:  Shredded Chicken is to be used in this recipe.You can optionally use chicken breast or thigh meat as per personal preference.


Cream Cheese:  This is the best ingredient in this recipe and makes these Chicken Taquitos very creamy cheesy delicious.


Salsa:  I have used homemade easy salsa in this recipe.I have shared recipe also.


Sour Cream:  Cream Cheese and Sour cream work very well together to give a nice flavor in this recipe.


Spices:  I have used Pepper Powder,Garlic Powder,Cumin Powder.


Cheese (I used Mozzarella, you can use Colby Jack / Monterey Jack or any brand)


Pro Tips To Make Best Easy Cream Cheese And Chicken Taquitos:


  • You can use any cheese of your personal preference.If you have Colby Jack/Monterey Jack use that or use combination of Cheddar and Mozzarella too.

  • You can skip sour cream if not available. Also use of cheese is as per personal preference.


  • To make salsa just pulse it in mixer grinder once.Do not over grind it otherwise it will turn watery.

  • If you are using corn tortilla then to make them soft,cover them with a damp tissue or kitchen towel and microwave till it is soft. You can also apply some oil to tortilla before heating the corn tortilla.

  • The taquitos tend to fry very quickly so once you fry them watch closely or else they will burn.

  • To make sure the rolled up tortilla to hold the shape,you can keep them intact by using a toothpick.

  • You can boil chicken breast meat and shred to use or get rotisserie chicken from store and shred it to use in the recipe. 




a white plate with chicken cream cheese taquitos


Frequently Asked Questions:



How Do I Make Quick Homemade Salsa?


Making Salsa at home is so easy and very under budget. I used to buy those big jars of Salsa and and almost more than half of it used to get wasted unused. 


So instead of spending lots of money on store bought jars , quickly made homemade salsa is anytime better.


Just pulse in a mixer grinder tomatoes,jalapeno(or any chili if you dont have jalapeno),lime juice,salt,red bell pepper,cilantro,onion,garlic and cumin.


Do not make it watery by grinding for a long time otherwise it will turn watery.



What Do You Serve With Taquitos?


You can have beans,rice,some salad to go on side of taquitos.



Can You Make Taquitos Ahead Of Time?


Yes! You can make the stuffing ahead and refrigerate .When you are frying the taquitos, just add the filling and roll the tortilla and fry the taquitos.


Can I Bake The Taquitos?


Yes.After adding the stuffing and rolling the tortilla,arrange them on the baking tray and apply some oil on top of the tortilla and bake them till done.

They wont need much time to bake,just bake at 425F for  15 to 20 mins.


How Do You Make Taquitos?


Step1:   In a mixing bowl, add the cooked and shredded chicken,spices,salt. Toss well.

Step2:   Add salsa,cream cheese,sour cream,cheese.
Mix well till incorporated.


Step by Step Pictures of How to make Chicken Taquitos



Step3:   I have used soft,flour tortilla. You can use corn tortilla too.Use the mini/small tortilla.


If using corn tortilla then cover them with a damp kitchen towel and microwave for few seconds till soft and apply oil to tortilla on both sides before adding the filling.

Add generous amount of stuffing,spring onion and cilantro.

Step4:    Roll them tight and fry in oil till golden (these cook very fast so watch constantly or they will burn)


Step by Step Pictures of How to make Chicken Taquitos
Cream cheese with salsa and chicken Taquitos




Best Mexican Taquitos{With Shredded Chicken}


Best Mexican Taquitos{With Shredded Chicken}
Yield: 6 Servings
Author:
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 30 M
If you love Mexican food then these Mexican taquitos with shredded chicken and cream cheese is the ultimate combination.These chicken taquitos are made with shredded chicken,cream cheese along with salsa makes these chicken taquitos recipe the easy and best. You can make these taquitos fried or baked but in either way they are amazing.Try this authentic chicken taquitos recipe and you will love this!

ingredients:

For Filling:
  • 1 Cup,Chicken,cooked and shredded
  • 3 Tbsp Cream Cheese,softened
  • 1 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella,shredded(or use Colby Jack/Monterey Jack Combo)
  • Salt as per need
  • 3 Tbsp Salsa
  • 1 tsp Pepper ground
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 Green Onions / Spring Onion,chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
For Homemade Salsa:
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes,roughly chopped
  • 2 Small Jalapeno(Seeds and ribs removed)
  • 1/2 Red Onion,sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro
  • As per need Salt
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper,roughly chopped
  • 2 Garlic,cloves
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • OR
  • Storebought Salsa Jar
Extra:

instructions:

How to cook Best Mexican Taquitos{With Shredded Chicken}

  1. To make salsa,in a mixer grinder add all the ingredients mentioned for salsa and pulse them for few seconds but do not make watery paste.
  2. To make the filling, to a mixing bowl,add the chicken along with spices and toss well.
  3. Next add the sour cream,cream cheese,cheese,salsa and mix well.
  4. Place a mini tortilla,add the stuffing,spring onion and cilantro,roll tightly.
  5. Optionally keep it intact with a toothpick.
  6. In a shallow pan,add oil enough to cover the taquitos, and when its hot enough,slowly arrange taquitos and fry till crisp.
  7. Watch out for the taquitos as they cook very fast.
  8. Drain them on a kitchen tissue and serve hot with salsa.

NOTES:

1.You can use any cheese of your personal preference.If you have Colby Jack/Monterey Jack use that or use combination of Cheddar and Mozzarella too.
2.You can skip sour cream if not available. Also use of cheese is as per personal preference.
3.To make salsa just pulse it in mixer grinder once.Do not over grind it otherwise it will turn watery.
4.If you are using corn tortilla then to make them soft,cover them with a damp tissue or kitchen towel and microwave till it is soft. You can also apply some oil to tortilla before heating the corn tortilla.
5.The taquitos tend to fry very quickly so once you fry them watch closely or else they will burn.
6.To make sure the rolled up tortilla to hold the shape,you can keep them intact by using a toothpick.
7.You can boil chicken breast meat and shred to use or get rotisserie chicken from store and shred it to use in the recipe.

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Calories
98.52
Fat (grams)
6.35
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.27
Carbs (grams)
9.35
Fiber (grams)
1.34
Net carbs
8.01
Sugar (grams)
1.29
Protein (grams)
1.85
Sodium (milligrams)
7226.79
Cholesterol (grams)
9.65
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