Chicken Taquitos



Chicken Taquitos

These easy baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with chicken and cheese and make a great appetizer or meal. These homemade taquitos are a family favorite!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course chicken, Main Course
Cuisine bar food, Chicken, Mexican
Servings 5 servings


For the Taquitos:

  • 2 cups shredded chicken we use Costco rotisserie chicken (all breastmeat in a bag)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 20 corn tortillas

For the Toppings:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced cherry tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • Crumbled Queso Fresco
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with olive oil. Place corn tortillas all over the sheet and coat the tops with olive oil as well. Bake for 30 seconds to get the tortillas warm and remove the sheet pan from the oven.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken with the cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and fresh lime juice. Stir until chicken is well coated with the seasonings. Stir in the shredded cheese.
  • Roll up a tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of the chicken and cheese mixture in the center of the tortilla and roll it up tightly. Place the taquito, seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Use a toothpick if necessary to hold the taquitos together. Continue rolling taquitos until the tortillas and filling are gone. You should have about 20 taquitos.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown and crispy, then turn over to check. Remove from the oven and serve warm with desired toppings.



Store leftover taquitos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also store uncooked taquitos as well.
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One Comment

  1. We made 300 of these with 5 2 1/2 lb. bags of Costco shredded roticerie chicken. We added no seasonings or cheese to ours. As you can see in the video, microwaving the tortillas does not work well as the tortillas crack. Oil them up and warm them in the oven is faster and easier. At about 5 taquitos per person, we let our homemade salsas do the flavoring along with salad and beans.

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