Freezer Meal Recipe: Creamy Chicken Taquitos

September 29, 2013 5 Comments | Disclosure

Prepare and freeze the filling ahead of time.  These Creamy Chicken Taquitos cook up quickly and easily!

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Freezer Meal: Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup green salsa
  • 1Tblsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, or garlic powder
  • 3 Tblsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tblsp sliced green onions
  • 2 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, taco seasoning and garlic. Once combined, stir in the cilantro and green onions. Add the chicken and cheese; mix thoroughly.
  3. (If you decided to freeze this, place the mixture in a freezer bag at this point and freeze until ready to continue. When ready to use thaw in refrigerator overnight.)
  4. Working with a few tortillas at a time, heat them in the microwave between two paper towels until they are soft enough to roll (about 20 – 30 seconds).
  5. Spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can.
  6. Place the rolled tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas until the mixture is gone.
  7. Make sure the taquitos are not touching each other.
  8. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt.Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  9. Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.
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adapted from Our Best Bites

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 Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen

Comments

  1. This sounds super yummy to me. I crave Mexican food all of the time. What size tortillas do you use?

  2. I am in love with so many of your recipes! They all look so amazing, my only complaint is not having an idea of how many servings something will make, that way I can decided if I need to double or triple it. I have a family of 6 with a couple big eaters!

  3. I’ve made these several times now! SO good! We use a medium size tortilla shell and add more meat filling – making one “taquito” more of a serving in and of itself. One batch of meat equals makes about 5 this way, give or take a little.

    Side note: We happen to have a NuWave oven and these are great to make in that. We brush lightly with oil resulting in a “fried” taste/texture without the deep frying! And if we are feeling really indulgent we’ll melt a little extra cheese on top at the end too.

    And finally, just for fun, during my last freezer cooking session I tried one batch of this recipe with shredded beef subbed for the chicken. It is still in the freezer for now but I do not anticipate we will be anything but pleased when the time comes to make that batch up!

    Thank you for a great recipe!

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