Chicken Taquitos - VeryVera

Chicken Taquitos

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 22m


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c salsa
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 2 c cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 c shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 c diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 15 corn or flour tortillas
  • Optional serving ingredients: guacamole, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. To make the filling, add cream cheese, salsa and sour cream to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, except the tortillas, and toss to combine. Taste and add more seasoning, if needed. Set aside.
  3. Heat a non-stick griddle over medium-high heat. Cook tortillas for about 15 - 30 seconds on each side until soft and pliable.
  4. Remove tortillas to a plate and cover with foil to keep them warm.
  5. Place a large spoonful of filling in a line along each tortilla and roll tightly. Secure with a toothpick, if needed. Place taquitos on a baking sheet.
  6. Spray the tops of the taquitos with cooking spray, or brush them lightly with oil.
  7. For baked taquitos, bake for 15-20 minutes or until the shells are crispy.
  8. For fried taquitos, add 1.5 inches of oil to a large skillet and heat to medium-high heat. Once heated, fry the taquitos in small batches, for a few seconds on each side, rotating them as they cook. They are finished when they are golden and crispy on all sides.
  9. Place the taquitos on a paper towel lined plate.
  10. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.