Cinco de Mayo is approaching and these taquitos are so easy to make they are perfect for serving a crowd. Lay out a large platter with salsas, guacamole and some sides (suggestions below including a delicious margarita recipe) and let your guests go to town.
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Tortillas: I have tried many times to make these with corn tortillas and as soon as they hit the warm oven, they break open. If you fry them they are fine, but this recipe is for baked taquitos, so I use flour tortillas which are much more forgiving.
Shredded Chicken Baked Taquitos – Step by Step
Taquito Fact: Taquitos are named for there size. Meaning, a 6-inch tortilla is traditionally used for taquito’s. If a larger tortilla is used, they are called Flautas and are made with wheat tortillas.
Serving suggestion: What I like to serve with taquitos is grilled salsa verde for dipping and of course guacamole, Esquites Mexican corn salad (recipe soon) and of course a refreshing lemon-lime margarita (the names are all clickable links to the recipes).
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Shredded Chicken Baked Taquitos
Crockpot shredded chicken and cheese are rolled into tortillas and they are then baked until crispy. Don't forget the salsa, I have a delicious grilled salsa verde recipe for dipping.
- 12 flour tortillas
- 3 cups crockpot Mexican shredded chicken
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place a rack in a baking sheet.
- Take a tortilla and add 2 or 3 tablespoons of shredded chicken on the lower 1/3 of the tortilla closest to you, spread evenly.
- Top the chicken with 1 tablespoon (or more if you like it cheesy).
Starting with the edge closest to you, roll the tortilla tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Brush the outside with oil. Set on the rack on the baking sheet seam side down.
- Repeat until all the tortillas are used.
Bake in the center of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove toothpick before serving.