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Chicken Taquitos Recipe: chicken taquitos on white platter with fresh avocado crema

Amazing Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Load up your freezer with easy baked taquitos! This chicken taquitos recipe features flavorful chicken baked in corn tortillas with homemade avocado crema.
Course Appetizer or snack, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cheesecake factory taquitos, chicken taquitos, chicken taquitos recipe, taquito recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 245kcal


  • 1 ½ - 2 lbs. chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • cooking spray

For The Avocado Crema:

  • 2 avocados
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed
  • 2 limes juice only
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Drizzle a heaping Tbsp. of olive oil over them. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. each of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder long with ½ tsp. of kosher salt and pepper. Toss until completely coated.
  • Place the chicken in the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes (cooking times may vary depending on thickness of chicken). Remove from oven when finished baking.
  • Once the chicken has cooled shred it with two forks and place in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese (any variety) and ½ cup of salsa. Toss until completely combined.
  • Fill The Tortillas: Place a stack of corn tortillas in a couple of wet paper towels (it's important that they're wet) and microwave for a minute. This will make them pliable and they won't break apart when rolling them.
  • Place a couple spoonfuls of the chicken filling into each tortilla and roll it up like a cigar.
  • Spray the bottom of a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the rolled tortillas onto the baking sheet seam-side down. Spray the top of the taquitos with more cooking spray.
  • Place the pan(s) in a 400 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven when finished baking.
  • To Freeze: Bake as directed, allow taquitos to cool completely, and place them in a single layer into a freezer-friendly bag. Reheat for 2-4 minutes in the microwave or 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

For The Avocado Crema:

  • Place 2 ripe avocados, ½ cup sour cream, the juice of 2 limes, 1 jalapeno (seeds removed), and ½ tsp. salt in a food processor. Pulse until creamy.
  • Serve the chicken taquitos with avocado crema, salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, or any type of dipping sauce you like.


  • You can use any type of chicken you like with this recipe: baked, slow cooker, grilled, rotisserie. Just make sure the chicken is shredded or cut into small chunks before filling tortillas.
  • You can serve these taquitos with any type of dipping sauce or as a meal with something like beans and rice.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg