Creamy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos
 
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These creamy chicken taquitos are easy to make and incredibly moist and flavorful! Plus they're oven baked- no frying necessary! They're sure to become a family favorite.
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Yield: 16-18 taquitos
Ingredients
  • For the chicken:
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • For the filling:
  • 8 oz (1 block) cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream
  • ⅓ c. salsa
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. coriander
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 16-18 small flour tortillas*
  • For the creamy cilantro dipping sauce:
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt. Drizzle olive oil on chicken breasts, then sprinkle a small amount of spice mix on both sides. Place chicken breasts on a parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from the oven and use two forks to shred the chicken, set aside to cool.
  2. Turn oven up to 425 degrees. Again, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside. Place the cream cheese into a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 20-30 seconds or until soft. Add in the sour cream, salsa, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, coriander, salt, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, cheeses and shredded chicken. Mix to thoroughly combine.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of the mixture to the lower edge of the tortilla, taking care to leave space on the ends so the mixture doesn't ooze out while baking. Roll it up and place it seam-down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients. NOTE: if you want them to be extra crispy you can brush them with a little melted butter before baking them. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tortillas turn golden brown. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. To make the creamy cilantro dipping sauce, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
Notes
*You can use corn tortillas, but just know the yield will increase by about a half dozen taquitos.


Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/creamy-oven-baked-chicken-taquitos/