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chicken taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Baked (or fried) crispy taquitos make for the perfect appetizer or main course. Serve with fresh guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 taquitos


  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Small Jalapeno finely chopped, seeds removed
  • 12 Corn Tortillas taco size
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Optional Toppings/Dippings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa


  • First, you'll need to steam the tortillas. Place tortillas on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Microwave for 45 seconds. Remove tortillas from the microwave leaving towel on top and let sit for another few minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the shredded chicken, salt, pepper finely chopped onion and jalapeno.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of chicken filling on the end of the tortilla. As tight as you can, without ripping the tortilla, roll all the way up. Use a toothpick to seal the taquito.
  • Baking Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange taquitos on a parchment paper lined or lightly oiled baking sheet. Lightly baste outside of taquitos with oil. Bake taquitos for 15 minutes or until nice and golden.
  • Frying Instructions: Heat oil in a small frying about a third of way up the side to medium heat or 350 degrees.
  • Place about 3-4 taquitos in the hot oil for about 1-2 minutes then using tongs, gently flip taquito over. When nice and golden, transfer taquitos to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining taquitos.
  • Serve taquitos with your favorite dipping sauces like sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.


See my Easy Shredded Chicken Recipe or you can use rotisserie chicken. 
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