Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Baked Southwest Chicken Taquitos



For some reason I don't really remember ever having the fried store bought version of taquitos.  When I told my hubby I was making these he was excited, cause he said he loved it when his mom used to buy them when he was younger.  We both loved this healthier homemade version.      
 


Baked Southwest Chicken Taquitos
4oz Cream Cheese,softened
1/4 Cup Green Salsa
1 TBSP Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 Bunch Cilantro, chopped
2 TBSP Onion, diced
1 Cup Shredded Chicken, cooked
1 Cup Rice,cooked
1 Cup Black Beans
1 Cup Shredded Cheese, cheddar and/or pepper jack
8-12 Small Corn or Flour Tortillas
Kosher Salt
Cooking Spray
Mix together the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, cumin chili powder, and onion powder.  Stir until smooth.  Add the garlic, cilantro,onion, chicken, rice, beans and cheese.   Stir until well combined.  Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to make them soft and easier to roll.  Spoon 2-3 Tbsp of filling mixture onto each tortilla and roll up tightly.  Place seam side down onto a greased baking sheet.  Leaving 1-2 inches between each taquito.  Spray the tops lightly with with cooking spray and sprinkle with the kosher salt.  Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until the they are crisp and golden brown on top.  Serve with salsa, sour cream, ranch or guacamole.  Enjoy!

recipe adapted from: ourbestbites

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