Baked Chicken Taquitos

I love Mexican food! All of my friends and family know if I could eat it every night, I would. My go-to Mexican dish at home is a ground beef taco salad, but sometimes I like to switch it up and make something different.

I went to Costco today and picked up a rotisserie chicken while I was there. They have the best ones and you can’t beat the price either! When I got home I was craving Mexican food and didn’t have ground beef, so I got creative with what I did have at home and threw together these Baked Chicken Taquitos. They were so easy to make and they tasted awesome! One of the boys even asked for seconds. 🙂

This is a great dish to make during the week when you don’t have a lot of time to meal prep. All you do is mix the spices with the shredded chicken, fill a tortilla with the chicken and some cheese, roll them up, brush them with a little olive oil and bake them for 20 min. That’s it! So easy. Here is a pic of the deconstructed version I made for my kids!

 

P.S. If you want to make it a little healthier, use corn tortillas instead.

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese
  • 10 flour tortillas, soft taco sized

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder.
  • Fill each tortilla with a heaping spoon full of the chicken mixture and a pinch or two of shredded cheese. Roll up and place seam side down on the cookie sheet.
  • Brush the tops of each taquito with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops start to brown.
  • Top with your choice of toppings. I used lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, cilantro and salsa. Enjoy!

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