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a plate of chicken taquitos topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheese
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Chicken Taquitos

This simple take on Chicken Taquitos is an easy dinner idea to make at home. With just a few basic ingredients you have a great dinner or appetizer that everyone from kids to adults will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute meal
Servings: 15 taquitos
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (try our homemade recipe!)
  • 4 ounces green chiles undrained
  • 15 - 20 white corn tortillas 6 inches in diameter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (see note)

Taquito Toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire cooling rack in the tray. Spray it liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cheese, taco seasoning, and green chiles.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture to each corn tortilla. With the seam side up, thread a long toothpick to hold the tortilla closed. Brush the tortillas liberally with the vegetable oil. (See my note about spraying with vegetable oil.)
  • Place the rolled taquitos on the wire rack. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tortillas are golden brown. Remove from the oven, take out toothpicks, add toppings, and enjoy while warm.

Notes

If you want to make this recipe just a little easier you could spray both sides of the taquitos with cooking spray, rather than brushing them with oil. This is much faster, but the taquitos don't get quite as crisp.