‘Best Bites’ Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

‘Best Bites’ Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I admit, the only other taquitos I ever ate were those from a pre-packaged frozen bag that you pop in the microwave for 30 seconds, back in the day. Quick? Yes ~ Delicious? Not, especially compared to this homemade recipe I found over at Best Bites. Best part is you can pre-make the filling ahead of time making this a quick and easy week-night dinner.
For those following my monthly meal plans you’ve seen this recipe before and I hope you have had a chance to try it! I’ll be back to posting new plans next month. =) {thanks for the emails}
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Ingredients Needed:
1/3 Cup Cream Cheese {3 ounces}
1/4 Cup Green Salsa
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic
3 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
2 Tablespoons Sliced Green Onions
2 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
1 Cup Grated Cheese
{I use a fiesta blend of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla & Asadero Cheese}
Small Corn Tortillas
Kosher Salt
Cooking SprayTo prepare my chicken, I boil 3-4 boneless chicken breast halves on the stovetop in water until completely cooked. This makes shredding them super easy and if cooked long enough you can simply shred them with a fork. Set aside and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking oil.To make the filling, soften the Cream Cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds. Combine the Cream Cheese, Green Salsa, Lime Juice, Cumin, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, and Garlic. Mix well.Add in the Cilantro, Green Onions, Chicken and Cheese; mix well. This filling can be prepared ahead of time and kept refrigerated until ready to use.

Working with three tortillas at a time, heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds just to soften them enough to roll without cracking.

Spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of the the filling on the lower third of the tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edge.

Roll it up as tightly as you can and place on the baking sheet, seam side down.

Spray the tops with a light coat of cooking spray and sprinkle some kosher salt on top. {make sure your taquitos are not touching each other} Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

We like ours crispy brown and served with sour cream. {yummy} Enjoy!


  1. I am SO making these tomorrow-they look super delicious!

  2. I am so impressed with you! Is there no end to your talents??? You are AMAZING!


    Sheila 🙂

  3. Oooh! Yummy!! 🙂 I love taquitos/”flautas”. I’ve never had homemade. Might have to give this a try.


  4. I am absolutely in LOVE with everything I’ve ever tried from the girls over at Best Bites! Thank you for turning me onto this one! I will be making this for dinner on Saturday night! **YUM YUM!**

  5. Oh Yum!!!! I’m going to try these next week.

  6. yum! I love Baking Bites!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  7. These look good – I might have to buy the ingredients and make these tonight!!

  8. Made my list and headed to the store, YUM!!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to try these!

  9. These look delicious! I’m going to have to give them a try this week – YUM!

  10. I’ve been wanting to try these for a while now (love OBB!). In fact, last night I was planning on making them for dinner but then my husband looked at my like I was a crazy person and said “Taquitos? For DINNER? Really?” So I opted for something else. But now. I think he’ll have to try them 🙂

  11. These look AMAZING! I’ve got to try these.

  12. My family would love these! I have never made them before either but your recipe looks so yummy I might have to try it!

    Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,

  13. Stephanie Lynn,

    I made these last night. They were great – even my girls ate them without complaining.

    I hope you don’t mind but I awarded you.



  14. Yum! Trying these this weekend! I just had breakfast and your post made me hungry, lol.

  15. Wow those look good! I just stopping by form somewhat simple hop ( I just found out today)
    if you have a moment please stop by

  16. Oh yay, love the look of these. Adding to next week’s menu!

  17. Thanks! I’m kinda hungry now… 🙂 These look wonderful!


  18. I’ve made this recipe and they are the best. My pickiest eater even asks for them. YUMMMMMMMY!

  19. Stopping by and now following you from It’s a Hodgepodge Life! I hope you will follow me back because I love making food too and this recipe seems dreamy!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  20. This is such a great recipe! My mom and I tried them this weekend, w eloped them! They we so good!




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