These Baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken, cream cheese, diced green chiles, black beans and corn. Perfect for any weeknight meal! (freezer friendly, gluten free)
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Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

These baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken, cream cheese, diced green chiles, black beans and corn. Perfect for any weeknight meal! (freezer friendly, gluten free)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings (2 taquitos each)
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or olive oil spray
  • corn tortillas
  • for serving: chopped onions, lettuce, red salsa, cotija cheese, sour cream, limes

Instructions

For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl or ziplock bag, add chicken breasts, olive oil, salt, coriander, chili powder and garlic powder. Toss together to coat.
  • Place coated chicken on a large baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove chicken from oven and shred chicken with a fork and knife. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

For the taquitos

  • Raise oven temperature to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, cream cheese, green chiles, black beans, corn and chili powder. Mix together using a hand held or stand mixer. Taste and season with more salt if necessary.
  • Heat the tortillas in the microwave in 30 second increments until they're warm and pliable. Place the warm tortillas in a tortilla warmer or cover with a cloth towel to keep them warm.
  • To assemble, lay the tortillas on a work surface and fill the bottom third of each tortilla with the chicken mixture. Roll the tortillas up as tightly as possible and lay on a baking sheet seam side down.
  • Lightly brush or spray the taquitos with olive oil. Sprinkle with some sea salt and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the taquitos are golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve topped with chopped onions, lettuce, red salsa, cotija cheese, sour cream, limes or your favorite dipping sauce.

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Notes

To save time: use a store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred it at home instead of baking your own. Season the shredded chicken as instructed in the recipe.
 
To fry: pour enough oil in a fry pan or pot to cover halfway up the sides of the taquitos. Heat the oil to 350 F and add the taquitos in carefully. Fry each side of the taquitos until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Be sure to fry them in batches so as not to crowd the pot. Serve immediately.
 
To freeze: first make sure baked taquitos are completely cooled. Place taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. When frozen, place taquitos in a freezer bag and keep in freezer until ready to eat. When ready to reheat, remove from freezer bag and bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until hot and ready!
 

 
 
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos
Amount Per Serving (2 taquitos)
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 927mg39%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.6mg