You Say Taquito I Say Delicious
I came across this fabulous recipe for baked taquitos and had to share! I love to cook but, don't always have the time. For the past few months I have been bulk cooking and freezing it in single serve portions so I can throw it in the oven and Voila! These are super easy to make and freeze beautifully they are fast, fresh and delicious! Enjoy!!
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened (reduced fat is fine)
- 1/3 cup salsa verde
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 Tbs chopped scallions
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken *
- 1/2 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Pepperjack cheese
- 8-12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with the salsa, lime juice, cumin, chile powder, cayenne, onion powder, garlic, cilantro, scallions, and 1/4 tsp kosher salt. Fold in the chicken and cheeses. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
Heat the shells briefly in a warm pan on the stove on both sides. I don't have a microwave but, you can warm them this way also but, I prefer the pan method!
Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of filling onto the lower third of each tortilla, and roll tightly. Place seam side-down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
Spray the taquitos lightly with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the tortillas are crisp and golden-brown. Serve with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole.