Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquito recipes
Chicken and Cheese Taquitos



The other night, I was looking for something to feed my family. I recently saw a taquito recipe on How to Nest for Less, that I thought looked really good.  I realized I had all of the ingredients to make them.  I did leave out a couple of spices out my version, because there are a few of us in the family that are not fans of spicy.


Ingredients I used

shredded chicken
shredded cheese
a brick of cream cheese
green salsa
tortillas
garlic powder
onion powder


Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquito recipes


I started by shredding the chicken, and adding the shredded cheese in a mixing bowl.  I did not measure the cheese, but added about 2/3 of a bag. We like things cheesy at my house. 

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquito recipes


I then put together the cream cheese mixture in another bowl.  I softened the brick of cream cheese in the microwave.  I then mixed  in 1/3 cup green salsa, garlic powder and onion powder.  I didn't measure the garlic and onion, I just eyeballed it to our preference.  If you like to have exact measurements, the recipe on How to Nest for Less uses 2 tbsp of each. 

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquito recipe


Once the cream cheese mixture is mixed together, stir  it into the chicken and cheese. 


Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquitos recipe


Probably the hardest part of this recipe, is rolling the taquitos.  You are to roll them tightly around the mixture. There is a knack to that, that I have not mastered yet.  If the tortillas are not very flexible, warm them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and they should be easier to roll.  


chicken and cheese taquitos 

Line them on a cookie sheet, and bake them for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Mine were a bit crispy on the edges at 15 minutes, so I would start checking on them about at about 12 minutes.  


chicken and cheese taquitos 

If you over stuff them like I did, some of the cheese might try to escape. It doesn't get very far though. :)   


Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Taquitos recipe


These photos do not really do them justice. I had to hurry and take some pictures, because they were disappearing fast.  I did get the best compliment though. my girls both  thought  they taste better than boxed taquitos. I thought so too, so we will definitely  be making this recipe again.  

I will be linking up this recipe on the following linky parties HERE.  

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! My son loves taquitos, but I don't like to buy the frozen ones from the grocery store due to all of the questionable ingredients. Will have to give this a try at home. Thanks!

    If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  2. These sound really really good. I have only ever had taquitos from the frozen section of the store and I know those can't be healthy. I have got to try these. I think the girls would like to help make these, they look simple enough.
    Would love for you to stop by and share at my weekly linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2013/02/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-36-strawberry.html

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