Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Printed from healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com

*Note: Mix ½ Cup green salsa or enchilada sauce with 2 Cups sour cream for a yummy taquito dipping sauce!

INGREDIENTS:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 Cup green salsa or enchilada sauce
1 Tbsp. lime juice (fresh is best)
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
3 Tbsp. or more chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
2 Cups or more cooked chicken, shredded *see note below
1 Cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Taco Size
Corn or flour tortillas
2 Tbsp. canola oil
Non-stick cooking spray
Salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Mix softened cream cheese with green salsa or enchilada sauce, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic until smooth. Add chicken, cilantro, green onion and cheese and mix well.

Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Then w
rap 3-4 tortillas at a time in a damp paper or cloth towel and microwave for about 20-30 seconds. This will prevent the tortillas from cracking when rolled.

Now you are ready to roll. Place 2-3 Tbsp.
 chicken mixture onto the edge of the tortilla. Roll the taquito and place seam side down on parchment lined cookie tray. If you overfill the taquitos, you may need a toothpick to hold them together. Continue rolling until you have used all the chicken mix.

Spray or brush the taquitos will oil to help them crisp in the oven. Sprinkle with salt (optional). Then bake in the oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before eating.

*Note: if you use more chicken it makes it less spicy for the kids. I cooked my chicken in the electric pressure cooker for 25 minutes (just throw in the frozen breasts with about 1-1/2 cups of water) and they turned out perfect - soft and yummy.


Recipe Source: adapted from Eat Your Veggies Peas