Chef’s Nectar, “Chicken Taquitos” exceptional snacks of the day ! 😀😀

A taquito, tacos dorados, rolled taco, or flauta is a Mexican food dish that typically consists of a small rolled-up tortilla that contains filling, including beef, cheese or chicken. The filled tortilla is then crisp-fried or deep-fried. The dish is often topped with condiments such as sour cream and guacamole. Which every would like to have a bite, especially kids favorite. 😋😋👌👍

Ingredients for making the Chicken Taquitos

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • oil if frying
  • cooking spray if baking optional

Method of making the Chicken Taquitos

  • In a mixing bowl combine the chicken, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and place on a plate. Microwave for 1 minute or until tortillas are warm and pliable.
  • Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface and divide the chicken and cheese mixture among the 12 tortillas. Roll up each tortilla tightly and secure with a toothpick.
  • To fry the taquitos: Heat 3/4 inch of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F. Add 3-4 taquitos and fry until crisp and golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining taquitos.
  • To bake the taquitos: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the taquitos in a single layer on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Spray the tops of the taquitos with the cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Remove toothpicks, then serve hot with the choice of cheesy dip or with Guacamole dip. 😀😀

Please Note

Please do not worry about the calories as it’s a fried snacks which is ok during weekend or you can say for a cheat day when you can have the food of your choice. So forget about the calories and enjoy this special delicacy which is easy and ready for the fun. Have a fabulous and delicious Sunday 🙏🙏💐💐😀😀🥰

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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