Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weeknight Shredded Chicken Taquitos

You cannot get anything better than a roasted chicken.  Comfort food at its best. 

We had a large one the other night and then used the leftovers for these chicken taquitos as part of Pass the Cook Book Club for April.  April was all about the Picky Palate from Jenny. I played it safe with the chicken taquitos. The other options for the month were Peanut butter and Jelly Baby Lattice Pies and Shrimp Mango Quesadilla.

This recipe was perfect for a busy weeknight meal.  All you need to do is cut up some veggies, add chicken, seasonings, and cheese for a delicious filling for the taquitos.

Who knew taquitos could be so easy to make at home?  I didn't but I know we will be having these again.

To read more about how the cook book club works, see February's post from Kita - Pioneer Woman’s Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin. To join the club, click the facebook group here.

Weeknight Shredded Chicken Taquitos

by Picky Palate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: bake saute entree chicken Mexican
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 3 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • ½ teas kosher salt
  • ½ teas ground cumin
  • ¼ teas freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 10” flour tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chicken, tomatoes, cilantro, salt, cumin and pepper and cook, stirring, until hot, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to keep warm.
Add ¼ cup of the chicken filling to the center of each tortilla and top with 2 tbs cheddar cheese. Roll tightly and place seam side down in prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tortillas are crispy.
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  1. They look great! I may need to make them too now.

  2. Mmmmm maybe I should be nice and make these for Michael :P

  3. Homemade taquitos are one of my favorites! We have another recipe we really enjoy but I'm looking forward to trying Jenny's soon :)

  4. I totally agree, roast chicken is truly the ultimate comfort food! I love enjoying quick recipes with my crazy schedule:-) Your taquitos look fabulous! Hugs, Terra

  5. I would love to have this in my lunchbox if I was not vege ;)


  6. Your taquitos look perfectly delicious, wishing I had a few right now!

  7. I buy taquitos from Costco for the kids... I should just make my own. These look so yummy and so much fresher.

  8. Looks delicious. I love using leftover chicken to make wraps and things the next day!

  9. these look great. I love simple recipes like this. I would probably eat the whole pan!

  10. Easy and delicious? Count me in.

  11. Did you roast your own chicken for these, or buy one? I'd love a good roasted chicken recipe!

  12. Im totally drooling over the guac sitting on top of these tasty taquitos! I was pumped at how easy and quick these were to throw together too. Nothing like comfort food. :D


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