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Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

If you don't have leftover chicken on hand, pick up a rotisserie one at the market, or bake a couple of pieces of chicken at 350 degrees until cooked through. Feel free to substitute beef, pork, or turkey in place of the chicken. Alternatively, make these vegetarian, using equal parts black beans and chopped, cooked vegetables. Make a double batch and freeze the extras to use for future suppers or school lunches. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 taquitos
Calories 137 kcal
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mild salsa
  • 12 six-inch corn tortillas
  • Olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
  • Guacamole for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cheese, and salsa.
  3. Lay the tortillas over a baking sheet (overlapping is fine) and put in the oven to soften, about 1 minute. Remove from oven and lay a dish towel over the tortillas to keep them warm.
  4. Set a tortilla on your work surface and lay 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in a line across the center. Roll the tortilla tightly around the chicken so it is snug in the center, like a big cigar. Lay it seam-side-down on the baking sheet.
  5. Continue with the remaining tortillas and chicken, lining the taquitos up right next to each other to keep them from unfurling.
  6. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the surface of the taquitos with oil or lightly coat them with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Bake until lightly brown and crispy, 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with guacamole on the side.