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Spicy Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Cook Time 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (15)

  • olive oil cooking spray
  • olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • small red onion (peeled, finely chopped) ½
  • garlic (peeled, finely chopped) 2 cloves
  • jalapeño (seeded, finely chopped) 1
  • chili powder teaspoons
  • ground cumin 1 teaspoon
  • cayenne ¼ teaspoon
  • rotisserie chicken (skin removed, shredded) 2 cups
  • lime (juiced) 1
  • cream cheese (softened) 1/3 cup
  • Monterey Jack cheese (shredded) 1 cup
  • small (6-inch, if possible) flour tortillas
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste) 12–14
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (5)

  1. 1
    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. 2
    Place a large sauté pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook another 2 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne and allow to toast for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the stove and allow to cool completely.
  3. 3
    In a large bowl add the cooled onion mixture, chicken, lime, cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4
    Working with one tortilla at a time, place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture at the bottom of the tortilla and roll to close. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet, spray the top with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.
  5. 5
    Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and filling is warmed through. Remove from the oven, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing to serve.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So delicious! I love spicy foods and so does my family. These were a huge hit!!
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spicy Cheesy Chicken Taquitos These are the best little Spicy Cheesy Chicken Taquitos I've ever made. Big hit and better than frozen!
Date published: 2021-11-28
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