Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

I’ve felt stuck in a dinnertime rut lately.  With a crazy busy school calendar and baseball season picking up steam, there hasn’t been a lot of time for playing around with new recipes to climb out of it, either.
Cheesy Chicken Taquitos Until one day last week when we had a free evening, and I decided to play around with a recipe for taquitos.

I used ingredients that we had on hand and started to combine them.  Apparently it worked, because my husband called them “the best thing I’ve made in a long time.”  For him, that’s a rather stunning endorsement, so you’re going to see these on the menu again – and probably some new varieties, too.

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
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2700 calories
67 g
935 g
145 g
272 g
76 g
1343 g
2597 g
15 g
0 g
53 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1343g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2700
Calories from Fat 1278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 145g
223%
Saturated Fat 76g
382%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Cholesterol 935mg
312%
Sodium 2597mg
108%
Total Carbohydrates 67g
22%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 15g
Protein 272g
Vitamin A
94%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
155%
Iron
68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lb. cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  2. 6 oz. cream cheese
  3. 1/2 diced medium onion
  4. 1 1/2 c. shredded Colby Jack cheese
  5. 3/4 c. salsa
  6. large tortillas
  7. oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Soften the cream cheese.
  2. Stir in chicken, shredded cheese, onion, and salsa. Mix until well blended.
  3. Spoon 2-3 T. of chicken mixture into a tortilla. Shape like a log on one side.
  4. Fold the tortilla over the chicken and roll up.
  5. Repeat until all of the chicken mixture has been used (app. 15-20 taquitos).
  6. In a large frying pan, drizzle 1-2 T. of your favorite oil.
  7. When oil is hot, carefully place a few tortillas seam-side down in the pan.
  8. Allow to brown for 1-3 minutes and then roll over with tongs.
  9. Allow to brown for another 1-3 minutes and then place on a paper-towel-covered paper plate to drain.
  10. Serve with a salad for a yummy and balanced meal.
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calories
2700
fat
145g
protein
272g
carbs
67g
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