Monday, March 12, 2012

Chicken Taquitos

My new thing has been making home made taquitos. I double this recipe and make tons of extra that I put in the freezer on a baking sheet for a few hours to form and then in a freezer safe container to store. They make a great quick lunch or dinner, just bake them for an extra 5-10 min. We eat them with the same green salsa that it calls for in the recipe and they are delicious!

1/3 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp chopped green onions
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken from Costco)
1 cup shredded cheese (I use the Mexican blend shredded cheese again from Costco)
3/4 cup frozen corn
6-inch  corn or flour tortillas (both are good. You'll need about 12-16. Get them as fresh as possible so they don't crack when you roll them)
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425 and spray cooking sheet with non stick spray.

Soften cream cheese slightly in microwave (20-30sec) in large microwave safe bowl. Add green salsa, lime juice, and spices. Stir to combine and then add cilantro, onions, chicken, cheese and corn.

Heat 2-3 tortillas at a time slightly in damp paper towel in microwave 20-30 sec.

Place 2-3 Tbsp of chicken mixture on lower third of each tortilla and roll it up.

Place seem side down on baking sheet. Spray tops of taquito with cooking spray and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake 15-20 min or until crisp and golden brown. Serve with sour cream, guacamole or salsa.

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