Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

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Anne Steward Modified: March 25, 2022
Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

How To Make Baked Chicken Taquitos

These baked chicken taquitos are packed with a creamy chicken filling made with cream cheese, cilantro, and cheese, then rolled up in crispy corn tortillas.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupschicken breast,shredded, cooked
  • 12corn tortillas,(6-inch)
  • tbspcanola oil,divided
  • ½cupyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 6tbspsalsa verde
  • 3ozcream cheese,regular or light, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1tspchili powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1tbsplime juice,fresh
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • 1cupMonterey Jack cheese,shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Heat the tortillas in a 12-inch non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat for about 10 to 15 seconds per side until the tortillas become more pliable, then immediately transfer to an airtight container or plate and cover with a pan lid.

  3. Repeat with remaining tortillas and set aside.

  4. In the same skillet, heat ½ tablespoon of the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for about 4 minutes until soft and slightly golden, adding in the garlic during last 30 seconds of sautéing. 

  5. Remove the skillet from heat, then add the salsa verde and cream cheese. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and return skillet to heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the cream cheese has melted.

  6. Add in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded chicken, cilantro, and Monterey jack cheese.

  7. Spread about a scant ¼ cup of the chicken mixture in a row, closer to one side of the tortilla, about 1-inch from the edge, then snuggly roll the tortilla to the opposite side. 

  8. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat the process with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture, spacing tortillas at least 1-inch apart on baking sheet for even toasting.

  9. Brush tops and sides of rolled tortillas lightly with remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil.

  10. Bake in the oven for about 18 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown and taquitos are crisp.

  11. Serve warm with a dipping of choice such as sour cream, salsa verde, guacamole, tomato salsa, hot sauce. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 444.66kcal
  • Fat: 25.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.56g
  • Fiber: 3.97g
  • Sugar: 2.19g
  • Protein: 29.15g
  • Cholesterol: 95.44mg
  • Sodium: 500.06mg
  • Calcium: 239.64mg
  • Potassium: 423.74mg
  • Iron: 1.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 132.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.87mg
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