Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos

Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos
Summary

This is a great healthier recipe to try in place of fried Mexican food. The taquitos come out perfectly crispy!

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    40 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 taquitos
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 taquitos
  • Amount per serving Calories 335

  • Total Fat 11g
    • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 390mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • Dietary Fiber 7g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 24g
  • Potassium 630mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1 1/2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • chili powder
    1 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
    8 oz
  • 2% Mexican-style cheese blend (shredded)
    1/2 cup
  • refried beans (fat-free)
    1/2 cup
  • corn tortillas (6-inch)
    8
  • lettuce (shredded)
    1 cup
  • prepared guacamole
    1/2 cup
  • tomato(es) (diced)
    1 cup
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground black pepper.

  3. Lay the chicken breasts on the prepared sheet pan. Sprinkle the chicken with the spice mixture. Roast the chicken in the oven for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Set it aside to cool slightly. Keep the oven on and coat a clean baking sheet with cooking spray.

  4. Once the chicken has rested and cooled slightly, shred the chicken meat and add it to a medium bowl. Add the cheese and refried beans and mix well.

  5. Place the corn tortillas in between two damp paper towels. Microwave on high for 30 seconds.

  6. Fill each corn tortilla with 1/4 cup chicken filling and roll tightly. Lay seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Once all the taquitos are on the baking sheet, lightly spray each one with cooking spray.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tortillas are crispy.

  8. Serve two taquitos with 1/4 cup shredded lettuce, 2 Tbsp. guacamole and 1/4 cup diced tomatoes.

Reviews
  • Recommended

    I'm in love! Diagnosed diabetic last week. I've been trying new recipes and finding ways to cook fresh and fast at home. I chopped the chicken into small bits and cooked them on the stove with the seasonings. I also used 1 c whole black beans and 1 c leftover brown rice in the filling, along with a bit of parmesan for extra flavor. Increased cheddar to 1 cup, since I was making extra filling. I made fresh chunky guacamole and served with lettuce and salsa. Will definitely make these again. Thank you for a tasty recipe that doesn't take all day. I spent an hour on prep, including making guacamole. Next time will be quicker!

  • Recommended

    This is a great taquitos recipe. They dont exactly turn out like the picture, possibly because I may have put a bit more filling in them. They were flavorful, crisp and the lettuce and my homemade pick really set them off. I used a store bought rotisserie chicken and black refried beans, that's all.the modifications I made. Good stuff!!