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Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

Ingredients (serves 6 people)

  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 gloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken*, cooked and shredded
  • 12 6” flour tortillas
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese**, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salsa, for dipping
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt, for dipping
  • *Tip: Save time by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken. For leftovers, try our Zesty Chicken Quesadillas or Shredded Chicken Sliders with Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce.
  • **Tip: Cojita cheese is a hard Mexican cheese found at specialty food stores and some grocery stores. For this recipe, feel free to substitute shredded jack cheese.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and grease baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until fragrant and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes, then reduce heat to medium low. Add the cumin, cayenne and salt, then cook for 3 more minutes. Turn off heat and toss in cilantro and shredded chicken. Set aside.
  • To assemble, lay tortillas on a clean work surface and spread the bottom third of each with 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture. Top with a tablespoon of cheese, then roll up. Place seam-side down on baking sheet.
  • Brush rolls lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Slice them in half on the bias, then serve with sides of salsa and Greek yogurt for dipping.
  • Tip: For delicious dinner in a snap, keep a sealed bag of pre-made chicken taquitos in the freezer. To cook, just pop them in the oven on an oiled baking sheet for 10 minutes at 425°F.