We really enjoy our Chicken and Black Bean Taquitos, but it's nice to change things up a bit. I've found the flavor of these taquitos to be delicious! Slightly spicy (but mellow enough for my kids)...more like a little kick. Really good mexican flavors. We think it's a winner! (By the way, we served these with our Mango Salsa. Very tasty.) I found this recipe over at Our Best Bites, but of course, have changed it a bit.
Creamy Chicken Taquitos
4 oz cream cheese, softened (half a pkg)
1 can diced green chiles
2 T lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 stalks green onions
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cups cooked chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups pepperjack cheese
I know this seems too good to be true with the instructions, but here goes: Place everything in your food processor (except the tortillas!) and blend until everything is incorporated. (I really like these taquitos to have the same consistency for every bite, which is why I chose to use my food processor.) If you don't have a food processor, chop everything up that needs chopping, combine seasonings with the cream cheese, green chiles, green onions, and cilantro. Mix everything together really well. Ok, now you are ready for the next step.
Place about 3-4 TBSP of mixture onto the first third section of your tortilla and roll tightly, kind of squeezing mixture toward edges as you roll up. Line up on a greased baking sheet. Spray tops with cooking spray and sprinkle some salt over the top. Bake at 425 for about 15-20 minutes, until edges get golden brown.
Before you bake them, if you want to freeze them for later use, simply place tortillas on the cooking sheet and freeze in a single layer. Once frozen, remove from pan, place in a double lined Ziploc bag, and keep in freezer until ready to use. Remove from freezer and line up taquitos on a baking sheet. Let sit on countertop for 1-2 hours before you bake them. Bake as instructed, only lowering heat to 400, allowing for additional cooking time if they are not cooked through.