Baked Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C salsa red or green
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro chopped. Or parsley
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 2 C chicken cooked, shredded
  • 1 C pepperjack cheese
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • kosher salt


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic, cilantro, and scallions until well combine and creamy. Add in the cooked chicken and cheese; stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Working with a few tortillas at a time, heat them in the microwave between two paper towels until they are soft enough to roll (about 10 seconds).
  • Spoon 3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly.
  • Place the rolled tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas until the mixture is gone, making sure the taquitos are not touching each other.
  • Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little kosher salt (don’t skip the salt!)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.