Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos are so delicious with no need for a deep fry! This easy creamy chicken and cheese taquito recipe takes no time at all to prepare, is a great appetizer or full filling meal, and adding taquitos to a plate are a Mexican night you won’t forget.
Skip frozen taquitos!
You can easily make your own homemade Taquitos with very few ingredients and without all the fried.
Hey, do not get me wrong, I’ll eat a fried Mexican Taquito (honestly, a fried anything) just about any day of the week, but what I love about baking things is that they rarely need to be babysat. You can prep and walk away, no worrying about oil splatters or too much burn on one side, which make making this a Mexican appetizer or full on delicious dinner without much work.
Now in this recipe you will note that I added Colby jack, a family favorite cheese, but you can really mix up the flavors by adding a pepper jack or four cheese cheese. Really that choice is between you and your taste buds!
Baked Chicken Taquitos
Call them rolled chicken tacos, call them appetizers, lunch, or even dinner, chicken taquitos are a finger food just begging to be dipped in fresh salsa and sour cream!
- 24 flour tortillas
- 4 cups cooked chicken
- 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning
- 1 cup Colby jack shredded cheese
Taquito Tip: Total side note but you can buy a can of the dry ranch seasoning that will last you MONTHS vs the little one use packets. It’s usually on the top shelf by the ranch packets. Its about $6 in the store and we use ours for fresh ranch dressing and cooking all the time. Also this little tablespoon scoop makes measuring a breeze and I use it in tons of recipes, so grab one!
Love Mexican food? ME TOO. What a Coincidence! Make sure you try one of my other Mexican Recipes:
- Chicken Lime Soup : A light and flavorful chicken soup that is perfect as a comfort food
- Sour Cream Enchiladas: A full fledged meal that will have you saying “why did I eat so much??”
- Slow Cooker Refried Beans: Did you know you can make this side dish favorite in a slow cooker? No muss, no fuss!
- Salsa Chicken: Dump and go chicken that is ready in no time at all with very little prep.
- Cowboy Caviar: Don’t let the name fool you, this a deliciously chunky appetizer dip that just swallows your chips up whole!
This particular filling is so creamy and delicious! I use a mixture of cream cheese, bacon, onions, chicken and cheese, but you can alter this so easily. Feel free to add other awesome things like salsa, corn, or beans (just be careful on your portions or they end up enchiladas!) or you can mix the shredded chicken up for pork or beef.
If you cannot fit all the great fillings, no matter- just top them instead! Put a pile on your plate and add on some cheese sauce, sour cream, tomatoes, and avocados. YUM. YUM!
Homemade Chicken Taquitos
WooHoo! Let’s get started on those baked chicken taquitos!
Preheat oven to 400. Trust me on this – if you do not preheat it really changes the temperature times. I swear all my baking accidents happen when I cut corners. Don’t be me.
Add cooked chicken, cream cheese, bacon, onions and ranch seasoning to a skillet and cook on medium, stirring frequently until cheese is melted.
Remove chicken mixture from heat and stir in shredded cheese.
Use a tablespoon portion scoop and place 4 scoops of filling into the center of a flour tortilla.
Roll up your taquito and place onto a baking sheet or inside a little casserole dish.
Spray top of tortillas with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake for 15 minutes or until center is warm.
Call them rolled chicken tacos, call them appetizers, lunch, or even diner, chicken taquitos are a finger food just begging to be dipped in fresh salsa and sour cream! This recipe makes 24 taquitos so serving size will really depend on how many you eat!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 275 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 392mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g
Call them rolled chicken tacos, call them appetizers, lunch, or even diner, chicken taquitos are a finger food just begging to be dipped in fresh salsa and sour cream!
This recipe makes 24 taquitos so serving size will really depend on how many you eat!