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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These taquitos are full of chicken, cheese and flavor. They are really easy to make and are a great snack, fun for game day or a great dinner!

close up look at inside of creamy chicken taquito with bowls of sour cream and salsa for dipping

   These flautas or rolled tacos were originally my cousin's recipe but we have adopted them as one of our own. It has been love at first bite for everyone in our family. They are creamy, cheesy, full of flavor and easy to make. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces for an extra special treat. They are a great hearty game day snack or a super fun dinner entree.

     When I asked my family for some family favorite recipes, this is one of the recipes my aunt Marlene gave me.  She said she couldn't take credit for it though, it was really my cousin Laura who had started making but everyone loved them!

bowl of ingredients for taquito filling

    I was really excited to give them a try as Laura is quite the cook.  They were delicious and much easier to make than I had anticipated.

     They are so creamy cheesy and the flavor is great!  The mix of spices, cream cheese and chicken really makes for one delicious filling.

     The tortillas get nice and crisp without the need for a fryer, which is a double bonus.  The oven does a nice job of toasting them to light golden perfection.

plate of cream chicken taquitoes with lime wedges and a bowl of salsa

     My little family was instantly in love with this recipe.  My extended family didn't take long to follow suit.

   MiMi made them a few years ago for a girls night after she saw them here on the blog.  Grandma joined us at that girls night and she made them after that!

    We all love them and make the frequently!  Since this was originally posted long only a little over a month into my blogging adventure, I thought I should refresh the post and share it with you again.  If you haven't made them yet, do yourself a favor and give them a try!

filling on tortilla ready to be rolled up next to taquitos on baking tray

Tips and Tricks

    Cold tortillas are hard to roll.  Make sure your tortillas are room temperature or slightly warm before you use them.

     We like making taquitos with flour tortillas.  You can make them with corn tortillas if you would like.  

     Corn tortillas will work best if you give them a quick dip in warm oil before you use them.  That warms them up and makes them pliable.  You can also try microwaving them for a few seconds before rolling them.

hand holding taquito showing chicken filling

      Try mixing up the fillings a bit if you'd like.  These would be great with salsa verde instead of tomato salsa. 

     You can also experiment with different cheeses.  Anything that melts nicely would be worth a try!

      If you like bbq, trying giving these a BBQ slant and use BBQ sauce instead of salsa.  It would be a fun twist, a lot like my creamy pulled pork enchiladas

       For another fun twist, try my buffalo chicken taquitos.  They are fun for game day or any day!

Time Saving Tip

      I like to make big batches of chicken all at once. Then I use it several times throughout the week or freeze some for later.
      That makes throwing together meals like this much faster.  If you want the recipe for cooking a bunch of chicken from frozen and some more ideas of what to do with the chicken once it's cooked, check out my post on chicken recipes.

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taquitos, snack food recipes, game day recipes
dinner, snacks
Yield: 12 servings


Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These taquitos are full of chicken, cheese and flavor. They are really easy to make and are a great snack, fun for game day or a great dinner!
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I usually use cojack or cheddar)
  • 12 6 inch flour tortillas


How to cook Laura's Creamy Chicken Taquitos

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Mix together all of 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.
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These taquitos are full of chicken, cheese and flavor. They are really easy to make and are a great snack, fun for game day or a great dinner!


  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

    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!

    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...

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

  7. I'll take creamy and cheesy any day! They look delicious! Wishing you a fabulous Memorial Day sweet friend!

    1. Me too!! Thanks, Andrea, and the same to you!

  8. I gotta give these a try. They sound delicious!

    1. Thanks, Jas! They are really good and so much fun!

  9. Oh I love taquitos! These look SO good--I love that the filling is creamy! Have a great day Carlee!

    1. Creamy and cheesy are two of my favorite descriptors, so when you get to use them together to describe a taquito you know it has to be good!

  10. My kids love taquitos. I think I need to start making my own! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

    1. There are so many different flavors you could do, but these are definitely a favorite here! Thank you, Kim!

  11. These look delicious Carlee! Thanks for sharing on Meal Plan Monday! My family will love these!

  12. I saved the best for last in getting caught up on my blog reading this weekend!
    These look so very tasty, and I will definitely be trying them!

    1. They are definitely a hit in my family. We all make them now. I hope you guys love them as much as we do!

  13. Chicken and cheese...I’m in! Yummo! Have a sweet weekend friend!

  14. We make these too, your version sounds even better! Green chilies are a great flavor , mild, to be family friendly. We get more crispy tortillas by brushing lightly with oil, olive or whatever is on hand.

    1. Thank you! We really love these. A quick brush of oil is a great way to crisp them up!


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