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Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Creamy Chicken Taquitos are a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack that are perfect for parties, game days, or any time you’re craving something delicious. These crispy taquitos are filled with a creamy mixture of chicken, cheese, and spices, then fried until golden brown. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for an irresistible treat!

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for when you want to impress your family and friends with a delicious and satisfying snack. With a creamy filling packed with chicken and cheese, and a crispy fried tortilla shell, these taquitos are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

How to Make Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles, well drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups finely diced cooked chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (8-inch) flour or corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, green chiles, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, and diced chicken. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spoon a line of the creamy mixture onto the top third of a tortilla. Roll it up tightly and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or pot, about 1 to 1 ½ inches deep. Once the oil is hot, carefully add a few taquitos to the oil. Fry for approximately 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. Work in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan. As each batch is done, transfer the taquitos to a plate or platter lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Remember to remove the toothpicks before serving.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious chicken taquitos!

How to Serve Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Serve these delicious taquitos with your favorite dipping sauce, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, for a tasty snack or appetizer that everyone will love.

How to Store Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the taquitos on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Tips to Make Creamy Chicken Taquitos

  • Make sure to drain the green chiles well to avoid excess moisture in the filling.
  • You can use leftover cooked chicken, rotisserie chicken, or grilled chicken for this recipe.
  • If you prefer baked taquitos, you can bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

FAQs

1. Can I use flour or corn tortillas for this recipe?

Yes, you can use either flour or corn tortillas for this recipe, depending on your preference.

2. Can I make these taquitos ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the taquitos ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fry them.

3. Can I freeze the taquitos?

Yes, you can freeze the assembled taquitos before frying them. Simply place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To cook, fry them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

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