Thursday, April 26, 2012

Baked Chicken Taquitos

I love chicken. I love making it and I love eating it. When I tell my husband that I'm going to make dinner, he often says "chicken?" Yes. The answer is almost always yes, chicken. I've tried to expand what I can do with chicken but I was running out of ideas. I had some that needed to be cooked on Monday so I threw it in the crockpot with salsa and went to the gym. While there, I thought about what I could make that would be different and new to us.

Baked Chicken Taquitos! I realized how easy this would be to make but I looked around the internet for confirmation and set out to make them Tuesday night. I left the chicken in the crockpot for about 4 hours so it shredded up nicely.

 When I was ready to make the taquitos, I gathered all of the ingredients. I like to keep it simple and the chicken was already pretty filled with flavor from the salsa so I didn't do much to it. I added some enchilada sauce and a spoonful of this garlic spread that is meant for bread that I found at Safeway. Also, cheese. Don't forget the cheese.

All mixed up and ready to roll...literally!

I put the chicken mixture on the tortilla and rolled it up. I keep my tortillas in the fridge so they don't spoil so I did have to microwave them for a few seconds so they didn't break while rolling.

Also, these are kind of large. I used soft taco sized tortillas but I would suggest using smaller tortillas for more of a taquito look. I put foil on a cookie sheet and sprayed with cooking spray. The recipe I saw mentioned putting kosher salt on the top so I did that and sprayed with a bit of cooking spray as well.

Put into a 425 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes for maximum crunchiness.

Serve with sour cream and salsa and don't forget to take a picture of it and post it on Instagram. 
Very important.

My husband got home later than I did so he reheated them and proclaimed "These are the best things you have ever made" which made me both happy and sad because I rolled chicken into a tortilla and baked them. I'm no chef. Not even a cook. Simple dinners are for me so I'm making them again tonight.

1 comment: said...

I think this is getting added to the menu for next week! I like easy meals!