Friday, April 15, 2011

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I got the original recipe from  You should check it out, there are TONS of yummy things there!  I didn't have the same ingredients on hand so I change it a bit.  What I love about this is that they aren't fried, but baked.

4 oz cream cheese (can use fat-free if you'd prefer)
1/4 C salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic, or garlic powder
3 T chopped cilantro
2 C shredded cooked chicken (cook in broth)
1 C mozzarella cheese
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies

corn tortillas or flour tortillas
non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425.  Mix everything but tortillas together in a bowl. Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.  Place about 2-3 tbs. of the mix on each tortilla and roll up as tight as you can.  Place seam side down on a baking sheet.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with salt.

  Bake in oven for about 15 minutes, or until ends get brown.  Enjoy!
Serve with our cream, salsa, or ranch.

I made both corn and flour tortillas and we actually preferred the flour ones better.  They were crispier.  This is definitely a recipe I will be making lots more.  The great thing is that it makes a lot and the extras can be frozen to enjoy later.  I'm not sure of the calorie count with this, but it isn't much.

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