Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

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The best baked chicken taquitos recipe

Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe with Cream Cheese

It is super easy to make these baked chicken taquitos and everyone in my family loves them! They are also an excellent freezer meal. I like to double the recipe and freeze some for my own fam and take them to other families that could use a delicious, quick meal to stash in the freezer.

Easy freezer taquitos

I’m guessing the ladies at Our Best Bites didn’t know this recipe would become one of their most popular recipes ever, but there’s a good reason why! They really are so easy and so delicious!

green salsa and spices for creamy baked chicken taquitos recipe

Start with the Chicken

The first thing you need is some cooked chicken. It doesn’t matter how you cook it – pressure cooker, slow cooker, grill, stove top, etc.

You’ll need about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast to get about 2 cups shredded chicken. Rotisserie chicken is a super easy option that tastes great too!

the best baked creamy chicken taquitos with cilantro and green salsa

Making the Filling

Then mix together the seasonings, salsa, cilantro, and green onions. A medium-large bowl works great so you can just keep adding the filling ingredients to that same bowl as you go.

the best creamy chicken taquito filling

Mixing it All Together

Once your filling ingredients have been mixed you can combine the chicken into it all. You end up with this creamy, cheesy, chicken goodness.

homemade baked chicken taquitos with flour tortillas

Rolling the Taquitos

Just so you know, some people get 12 taquitos from one batch, some people get 11. Of course, doubling the recipe is always a good idea because you can just freeze the extra filling or the rolled taquitos for later.

You can opt to use corn tortillas instead and warm them a bit before rolling. I personally prefer the flour tortillas though. You could also make your own tortillas.

Rolled chicken taquitos

Baking the Chicken Taquitos

Before baking, I always like to add some kosher salt to my taquitos. I use cooking spray or olive oil so that it stays on. This adds a nice touch of flavor.

Baked chicken taquitos

Serving Tips

The ends of the chicken taquitos will start to turn golden brown when they are done baking. Try not to let them burn though! (Talking from past experience.) 😉

For serving, these taquitos have great flavor so you don’t really need to add anything. However, if you still want to add some extra flavor, try dipping them in your favorite salsa.

If you haven’t made these chicken taquitos yet, I strongly encourage you to give them a try! Enjoy!

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Easy, delicious baked chicken taquitos recipe and freezer meal

Best baked chicken taquitos recipe

Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Creamy baked chicken taquitos with a crispy crunch on the outside.
4.50 / 5 ( 14 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 11
Adjust Servings: 11




  • Preheat your oven to 425˚F/218˚C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the salsa, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir in the cilantro and green onions. Add the chicken, soft cream cheese, and shredded cheese; mix thoroughly. (This filling mixture can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen for later use.)
  • (Refrigerated flour tortillas will roll better if they are warmed in the microwave first.) Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling mixture onto the lower third of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can and place seam-side-down on the baking sheet, not touching other taquitos. Repeat with remaining tortillas until the mixture is gone.
  • Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt. (You can place the baking sheet in the freezer at this point. Once the taquitos are frozen through, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer.)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crisp and ends are golden brown. (If cooking from frozen, bake for 20-25 minutes.)
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream, Ranch dressing, or guacamole.

Air fryer cooking instructions:

  • After preparing the taquitos, cook at 380F/190C for 5 minutes. I was able to put 6 in the air fryer basket. Lightly spray the tops of the taquitos with oil.
  • With remaining chicken mix, either store in a container for later or repeat to make more taquitos.
  • Flip the taquitos, lightly spray with oil and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the tortilla reaches desired crispiness.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 361mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Ingredients: Cheese, Chicken, Chili powder, Cilantro, Cream Cheese, Cumin, Green Onion, Kosher Salt, Lime, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Salsa, Tortillas
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Back to School, Egg Free
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

Comments & Reviews

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • The beef ones turned out AWESOME! DH said he liked it even better than the chicken but I think they are both very good! Put two batches of the chicken version and two batches of the beef version in the freezer yesterday!

  • Whats the best way to freeze them?

    • I assemble and bake, then freeze them individually on parchment paper overnight. The next day I combine them in a freezer bag and put them back in the freezer. The kids like to pull a few out for a quick after school snack! Just reheat in the microwave or oven until they are as hot as you like them!

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