Baked Chicken Taquitos

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How to make: Baked Chicken Taquitos
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A terrific party food that is quick to assemble and will easily feed a crowd.
Serves: 16
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

8 oz plain, brick-style cream cheese, softened
1 cup salsa (approx.)
4 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup red pepper, finely-chopped
1/4 cup green onion, finely-chopped
1/4 cup pickled jalapeños, finely-chopped (optional)
16 small flour tortillas
sour cream, for serving

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Beat the cream cheese with the salsa until well combined. Stir in the chicken, cheddar, corn, red pepper, green onion and jalapeño (if using).

  2. Place about ⅓ cup (75 mL) of the filling along the bottom third of a tortilla; roll into a tight log. Arrange, seam side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas. Coat the tops lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned and crisp. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Transfer to a platter and serve with additional salsa and sour cream for dipping.

Helpful Tip

Make the filling up to 3 days in advance and assemble just before baking.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 taquito serving Amount
Calories229
Protein10 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate22 g
Fibre1.5 g
Sugar2.5 g
Cholesterol32 mg
Sodium464 mg
Per 1 taquito serving % Daily Value
Potassium42
Calcium11
Iron9
Vitamin A7
Vitamin C3
Vitamin B68
Vitamin B122
Folate1
Zinc3