Chicken Taquitos Recipe With Cheese

These Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make and will rival your favorite Mexican Restaurant! Simple ingredients and ready in minutes this is a family favorite meal or snack for any day of the week! 

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Chicken Taquitos Recipe With Cheese

So, you wake up and you are in the mood for some really great Mexican food… but you don’t feel like leaving the house. WHAT TO DO? WHAT. TO. DO? How about trying these Chicken and Cheese Taquitos? You’re welcome. 🙂

How To Make Taquitos

  • 12.5 oz. Canned Chicken, drained
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • ½ teas. Cumin
  • ½ teas. Garlic Powder
  • ½ teas. Onion Powder
  • ½ teas. Oregano
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • Oil for frying

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How To Make Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe With Cheese

In a bowl combine the Chicken and Spices.  Add in the Cheese and stir to combine. Divide the mixture into 12 even amounts.

Warm the tortillas slightly in the microwave 2-3 at a time wrapped in a moist paper towel for 15 seconds, this makes them more pliable when rolling.

Place the filling in the tortilla about 1/3 of the way across. Take the short side of the tortilla over the filling and use it to pull the filling into the flap, then roll tightly. Lay seam side down. You can use a toothpick to hold it, but it isn’t necessary if you are careful.

Heat ½ – ¾ inch of oil over medium-high heat. You want 350˚. Adjust the heat to maintain temperature.

Place the rolled taquitos seam side down into the oil 2-3 at a time and let cook about 30 seconds. Using tongs gently roll them to cook the tops an additional 20-30 seconds. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Serve hot with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.

Chicken And Cheese Taquitos Recipe

When Was The Taquito Invented?

Taquitos are claimed to have been invented in San Diego, California, by Ralph Pesqueria, Jr.

What Does Taquito Mean?

taquito is Spanish for “small taco”.

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Chicken And Cheese Taquitos Recipe

Chicken Taquitos Recipe With Cheese

Ingredients

  • 12.5 oz. Canned Chicken, drained
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • ½ teas. Cumin
  • ½ teas. Garlic Powder
  • ½ teas. Onion Powder
  • ½ teas. Oregano
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine the Chicken and Spices. Add in the Cheese and stir to combine. Divide the mixture into 12 even amounts.
  2. Warm the tortillas slightly in the microwave 2-3 at a time wrapped in a moist paper towel for 15 seconds, this makes them more pliable when rolling.
  3. Place the filling in the tortilla about 1/3 of the way across. Take the short side of the tortilla over the filling and use it to pull the filling into the flap, then roll tightly. Lay seam side down. You can use a toothpick to hold it, but it isn’t necessary if you are careful.
  4. Heat ½ - ¾ inch of oil over medium-high heat. You want 350˚. Adjust the heat to maintain temperature.
  5. Place the rolled taquitos seam side down into the oil 2-3 at a time and let cook about 30 seconds. Using tongs gently roll them to cook the tops an additional 20-30 seconds. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Serve hot with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.

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