We had friends come over for dinner and I wanted to make something quick and simple. I grabbed a rotisserie chicken from the store and chopped up all the meat with some cilantro, bell pepper, poblano pepper, onion, lime, and seasonings then added it to some corn tortillas along with some sharp cheddar cheese; I rolled them up and baked them. They turned out delicious and crispy without all the guilt of frying them. I normally use regular corn tortillas but I used these thicker corn tortillas because it’s what I had on hand and they turned out bigger than normal taquitos but just as delicious. I served them with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce on the side for dipping. They were a big hit with the adults and the kids. If you are not serving kids, I highly recommend adding some jalapeño to the chicken mixture to give these taquitos a kick.
Baked Chicken and Cheddar Taquitos:
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp red onion, diced
- 2 tbsp poblano pepper, diced
- Juice of one lime
- Dash of cumin
- Dash of oregano
- Dash of garlic powder
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
How to Make Baked Chicken and Sharp Cheddar Taquitos
Remove all the meat from the chicken then chop it into pieces. Place the meat in a large bowl.
Add the diced bell pepper, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, diced poblano pepper, lime juice, and seasonings to the top of the chicken meat. Toss all of the ingredients together. Taste and add more seasonings if desired.
- Corn tortillas
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Cooking spray
Place in the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net