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Creamy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos
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Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Creamy chicken taquitos are easy to make and incredibly moist and flavorful! Plus they're oven baked - no frying necessary!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 taquitos
Calories: 261kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Filling

  • 8 oz (1 block) cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 green onions minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 16-18 small flour tortillas*

Creamy cilantro dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add a few tablespoons of the mixture to the lower edge of a 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.

Dipping Sauce

  • Mix all dipping sauce ingredients until well combined. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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Notes

*You can use corn tortillas, but just know the yield will increase by about a half dozen taquitos.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg