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Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos made at home are a light meal or an easy dinner. Corn tortillas filled with chicken and cheese that has been seasoned and rolled strongly. This is cooked until crispy and can be fried, roasted, or even cooked in an air fryer.



This tasty Mexican snack is fast and delicious to eat!

Corn or Tortilla Flour?
Taquitos are traditionally made with corn tortillas but honestly, corn tortillas and flour can work. Use small tortillas (6 ″ or less) to make this recipe.

Corn tortillas and flour have very different textures and flavors.

Corn has a clear savory corn flavor and texture that is slightly more springy. They can be a little more difficult to work on, but heating them a little will help keep them from cracking.
Tortilla flour will make mosquitoes a little softer and make the taste of the contents and sauce really stand out.

How to Make Taquitos Chicken
It's very fast and easy to combine this recipe. Make a double batch and freeze half to save time for a week!


  • Mix shredded chicken, cheese and salsa drain. Add taco seasoning or fajita seasoning to taste!
  • Soften the tortillas and spread the filling on each one before curling firmly, leaving both ends open.
  • Bake or fry according to the recipe instructions, and serve hot!
Don't hesitate to replace beef with chicken and create homemade tacos!

Fried, Baked or Air Fryer
When talking about taquitos, you can cook it however you want! Of course, fryers provide good crispy crust but they work well in the oven or air frying.

FRIED Heat about 1 oil and fry the side of the taquitos seam down. Shallow oils help ensure they are not open. Turn it over every few minutes until it's crispy.

BURNED Sprinkle oil on the outside of taquitos or spray with cooking spray. Bake at 425 ° F for about 15-20 minutes or until browned.

AIR FRYER Spray taquitos using cooking spray or brush with oil. Place in a single layer and weathered at 400 ° F for about 6-8 minutes or until crisp. Repeat with the remaining taquitos keeping in mind the rest of the batch may need a minute or two less.
Whatever you serve, it will taste delicious!

Can You Freeze Chicken Taquitos?
Chicken Taquitos are perfect for freezing! After all, most people buy it in packages in the aisle of frozen food, so why not make it yourself, homemade? It tastes much better and healthier.

Bake with less time (about 10-12 minutes) if it is frozen, so it doesn't cook when heated.
Place the taquitos on a flat tray and freeze for several hours.
After it is solid enough, move it to the freezer bag and close it tightly, press the air. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Chicken taquitos that are eaten fresh or warmed from frozen are good snacks to eat at any time!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 3 glasses of chicken or pork or beef, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 12 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1/3 cup of oil for frying or for brushing


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the salsa in a fine sieve and allow the liquid to drip.
  2. Combine chicken, salsa, cheese, and taco seasoning.
  3. Place tortillas on a plate, cover with wet tissue and microwave for 40 seconds or until warm.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of each tortilla and wrap it tightly. Secure with a toothpick and place it on a baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

To bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ° F.
  2. Brush each mosquito with olive oil or vegetable oil.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until crisp.

For fried

  1. Heat the oil on medium-high heat (350 ° F).
  2. Panfry taquitos until crispy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Drain on tissue paper.
This recipe is inspired by spend with pennies

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