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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro Creme #SundaySupper


      Football season is here!  It never quite seems real the first few weeks.  Am I the only one that feels this way?  I mean it is a hundred bagillion degrees outside still.  We had to rush home from a family BBQ covered in sweat to draft our fantasy team.  To me football, chili and fall go together so these first few weeks when it is still summer make it hard to get my head in the game.  Then there are the couple glorious weeks where it is nice out.  Thank goodness we have a T.V. in the garage so we can at least kind of keep up on the big games while still enjoying the weather.  By the time November rolls around, this little mama is ready to reserve Sundays for a big pot of chili, my favorite Steelers gear and plenty of football!



    Whether I'm ready or not, the time is here.  So I need to pull out all of the stops to get my head in the game.  My fantasy team and my pick'em stats depend on it!  If I wait until November to care, it will be far too late.  There is pride on the line here folks and I have a competitive streak a mile wide (it's genetic, my whole family has it, there's nothing we can do about it!)  So it's time to turn on the T.V. make some football food and get this done!


    Football snacks are some of my favorites.  Whether it is Jess's Tailgate Queso, or Buffalo Chicken Nachos, I am there.  Wings? yep!  Chili? don't mind if I do! I love just making a bunch of food, inviting friends and family over and grazing all day.  And of course there is plenty of smack talk to go around.  After all, that is the whole point. Isn't it?  Maybe that's just me too.  (I told you, mile wide... and sarcastic to boot!)

My little helper was extra involved in this photo shoot.
He even wanted his picture taken, which is rare!
    Thank goodness my #SundaySupper family is helping me get some menu ideas for this season!  When I saw that Coleen from The Redhead Baker was hosting an easy football food event, I was instantly hungry!  These buffalo chicken taquitos seemed like a perfect new twist on some of our favorite flavors.  Matt gave it a 9.5 out of 10 and that is REALLY saying something.  I never ask him to rate anything, so when he does I already know he likes it.  Then to get such a high score is really something.  He said the only reason it didn't get a 10 is because there has to be something better out there and he is reserving it for that!  Honestly I wasn't sure he would like the cilantro creme, but he loved it!  He went back for a second cup of creme even.  So I'd say this is a winner all the way around!



Buffalo Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro Creme

Ingredients:

Taquitos:

8 oz cream cheese, softenened
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce 
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (I used co-jack, but jack, cheddar or bleu would all be good)
12 6 inch flour tortillas

Cilantro Creme:

3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup plain light yogurt (or use all sour cream if your prefer)
1 packed cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
2 T fresh chives, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt

  1. To make the creme: Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Process until mostly smooth.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  Can be made up to a couple of days ahead.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F. I line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray the foil to make cleanup easy, but you can just spray the pan if you prefer.
  3. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, chicken, hot sauce, green onions and cheese.
  4. Warm tortillas in microwave for a few seconds to make them nice and pliable.
  5. Put a couple of Tablespoons of filling down the center of a tortilla and roll the tortilla tightly around the filling.
  6. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.
  7. Lightly spray the tortillas with cooking spray or an oil mister. 
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly golden brown and crisp.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then serve with cilantro creme. 



I love grazing my way through a football game.  So I can't wait to see what all of the other Sunday Supper tastemakers are making for the game.  What is your favorite football food?

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53 comments:

  1. I feel ya! I am in Florida, and it's hot hot hot right now, but football does start getting me to think about fall, which I love. These taquitos and the CREMA sound amazing!!

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    1. thanks, Nichole! Hot weather makes it harder, but at least we have the snacks to get in the mood!

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  2. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I especially love the cilantro creme dipper!

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    1. Thank you so much! We really enjoyed them!

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  3. Oh my. My mouth is literally watering. Not only do I adore the Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, but I am a HUGE Cilantro fanatic and I love the Cilantro Creme! This is happening. Probably TODAY!

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    1. Ha! They go really well together! I hope you love them as much as we did!

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  4. I love this cilantro cream....YUMMO

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    1. Thanks! It really takes the taquitos to the next level!

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  5. Love buffalo chicken and these taquitos look delicious! Absolutely perfect for game day!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! We love finger food for football and of course buffalo anything!

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  6. Buffalo chicken and cilantro? Pinning! Sounds delicious! Love to have you share at www.pursueyourproject.com Family Joy Blog Linkup!

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  7. We make tortillas all the time and I've varied them with things like enchiladas and burritos, but I'd completely forgotten about taquitos - yippee for a new idea!

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    1. I love the versatility of tortillas. Taquitos have to be one of the more fun variations though! I hope your creativity runs wild!

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  8. What a brilliant idea, Carlee! These are on my to do list.

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    1. Thank you! Be sure to make a couple of mild ones for she who must be obeyed!

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  9. Looks really amazing!! I'm sure my husband will love this. Thank you for linking up at the Family Joy Blog linkup party. xoxo
    - Shamira

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    1. Thank you, they were delicious! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. This recipe looks amazing! I do not enjoy cooking but out of necessity (healthier eating) I'm always looking for yummy yet easy recipes to add to my arsenal. I cannot wait to try this...already on the menu for tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you! I love to cook as long as I have the time and inspiration! I hope you love them as much as we did!

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  11. I love taquitos so much, one of my favorite foods! The flavor you made the taquitos sounds so good, and to top it off with Cilantro Creme? I'm thinking 9.9!!

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    1. Aren't they fun? I thought 9.5 was a little low too ;-) but he is right, there are a lot of delicious foods out there and you leave room in the scale for all the good things that are yet to come!

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  12. These sound absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you! They were definitely a hit here!

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  13. Thank you for giving me what I am making this Saturday for kick-off!!! YUM!! Oh that cilantro creme....super festive too!!! These look amazing!!

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    1. You guys are going to love them! They are perfect for munching on while watching the game!

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  14. I have never made a taquito before .... they look fabulous and the perfect football food. The cilantro cream sounds wonderful too. I think my hubby and son will love these. Great recipe!

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    1. They are easy and so much fun! I got my first taquito recipe from my cousin and have made a few variations since. They are perfect for game day or a fun twist on taco Tuesday! Thanks, Denise!

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  15. I love buffalo chicken - can't wait to try these. And that sauce... I bet it compliments the taquitos beautifully!

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    1. Buffalo chicken is one of our favorite football flavors. The cilantro sauce is great with it. I hope you give it a try!

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  16. of COURSE this delicious sounding recipe would be from you Carlee! Love it - Buffalo girl approved! Thanks for sharing this at #HappinessIsHomemade this week - sharing! :)

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Katie! Thanks for hosting!

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  17. YUM, YUM, YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. What a great meal for Sunday Supper! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks, Miz Helen! They were a hit with the family... now I'll have to make them for the football crew!

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  19. Oh my gosh, I want these right now! I love anything buffalo 😍 These look delicious Carlee! We usually have friends over during football season, and I think these would be a real hit!

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    1. You should totally make a batch for football this weekend! Thanks, Jessica!

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  20. These sound amazing, Carlee! I'm inspired now - I haven't made taquitos for ages and I need some fun game food!

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    1. Thanks, Mollie! We've made a few variations of taquitos lately but these are our hands down favorite so far. You should definitely whip up some taquito goodness!

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  21. What a fun recipe!
    The cilantro cream sounds fantastic!
    Really cute helper too!😀

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    1. Thank you! And he is pretty darling, isn't he? The best part is his hourly rate is good too ;-)

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  22. This sounds like the perfect football food! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you! I have a feeling they are going to make regular appearances here the next few months!

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  23. Hi Carlee, I am no foorball fan myself, but I think my husband and son would both love to tuck into these whilst watching a match! I did tacos for the first time during the match on Saturday and they went down well.

    xx

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    1. We love the get together as much as the games and of course the snacks! I hope you all love them if you give them a try!

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  24. Ok, football is sounding even better now! Bruce is a football watcher, so is Levi, but Georgia and are usually in the kitchen whipping up some nachos or wings. This will be on our next football Sunday list! I love cilantro cream, I usually throw in some pickled jalapenos too for a bit of heat. But with these I'm not sure I want the heat it would take away from the great taquito flavor! BTW, Jax is adorable!

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    1. Thank you! He is such a good helper. Jalapenos in the cream would be excellent too, especially if you wanted extra kick. I may have to give that a try next time!

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  25. I know for a fact my husband would looove these! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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