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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Laura's Chicken Taquitos

     This is one of the recipes my aunt Marlene gave me.  She said she couldn't take credit for it though, it was really one Laura had started making but everyone loved them!  I was really excited to give them a try as Laura is quite the cook.  I wasn't sure if Jax would eat them, as he usually spits out chicken... but it was worth a try.  He actually ate most of one, which is really saying something for him.  He enjoyed his dipped in sour cream with avocado and applesauce on the side.
      These would make a hearty finger food for a party, or you could serve them with a side for dinner like we did.  I threw together some fajita style quinoa, slice an avocado and got out our salsa and sour cream for dipping.  We were all quite happy with the results!




Laura's Chicken Taquitos

Ingredients;

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup salsa (I used salsa verde, but use your favorite)
1 T lime juice
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 T garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 T chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheese - I used colby jack
12 6-inch flour tortillas

Sour cream and salsa for dipping

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Mix together all the ingredients but the tortillas until thoroughly combined
  3. Make sure your tortillas are nice and soft.  If they aren't, warm them in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make them pliable. 
  4. Spoon about 3 T of filling down the center of a tortilla.  Roll it tightly and place in seam side down on a parchment lined (or sprayed) cookie sheet.
  5. Repeat until tortillas and chicken mixture are gone.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they start to crisp and brown.

14 comments:

  1. This recipe sounds good, I think I could substitute my vegetarian chicken with the real chicken.

    Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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    1. I bet you could sub in some black beans too. I may have to try a vegetarian version sometime!

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  2. Thanks for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom these look and sound so tasty.

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    1. Thank you for hosting. These are worth a try, for sure!

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  3. Your Chicken Taquitos look awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. They were really good. We all enjoyed them. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. If you fold them like egg rolls and deep fry 'em, ya got yourself some flautas!

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  5. I love these. I'm definitely going to try your recipe. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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    1. They are really worth a try, that is for sure. I am already thinking of all the variations we could do!

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  6. Carlee, I LOVE tacquitos and these sound really good. Really, really good! Thanks for bringing this by to Throwback Thursday! I'll be pinning to our board.

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    1. Thank you! I keep thinking I need to do some variations on this, but every time we make taquitos we end up doing them this way because we know we love them!

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    2. I am so guilty of the same thing - and it's the same at a restaurant for me, too. Once I order something I like I rarely order something else...

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    3. It's hard to go away from something you know is going to be good!

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