Baked Chicken Taquitos

These delicious & crunchy chicken taquitos can be served as finger food, party appetizers, or as an entire meal! Loaded with flavor, chicken, & queso fresco, serve these with your favorite salsa. These taquitos can also be kept frozen, to be baked when ready to eat and serve.
  • 1 lb. package of Old Neighborhood Foods Shaved Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled Queso Fresco
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • 16 six inch corn tortillas (plus extra in case they break)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Tomatillo sauce, to serve
  • Salsa, to serve

Filling Preparation:

  1. Heat a skillet on medium high. Add oil.
  2. When oil is heated, add chopped onions. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add shaved chicken breast and cook for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, jalapenos, paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes until the chicken is browned.
  5. Turn the stove off. Add the cheese and cilantro and stir until mixed well.

Rolling the Taquitos:

  1. Pour ¼ cup of oil into a small skillet and warm it over medium-low heat. Take one tortilla and heat both sides in the oil for about 10 seconds a side. This helps make them more pliable for rolling and helps to reduce cracking and breaking when baking.
  2. Transfer the heated tortilla to a clean surface. Spoon some filling horizontally in the middle of the tortilla.
  3. Take the side closest to you, fold it over the filling, and roll the tortilla tightly forward around the filling.
  4. Place the rolled taquito seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  6. Bake the taquitos for at least 20 minutes at 350 degrees. You can cook them longer to make them crispier if you choose.
  7. Serve hot with your choice of dips, homemade or store-bought.