close up shot of crispy oven baked taquitos with shredded cheese and salsa

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

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These Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with juicy chicken, cream cheese, Mexican cheese, and spices, and then baked to a golden-brown crispy perfection. The whole family will be raving about these delicious taquitos.

Crispy oven baked chicken taquitos with shredded cheese and salsa

We love making Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos in our house. We have them at least every other week. They are so easy to make and the kids LOVE them. They are perfect for an easy weeknight meal, game day, or entertaining with friends.

The one thing I really love about these taquitos is that they are baked and not fried. Even though you are baking them in oven, they still come out nice and crispy. Make some extra taquitos and pop them in the freezer for a quick dinner on those busy weeknights.

Taquitos are very versatile! Make them with steak or ground beef, or for a vegetarian option, skip the protein and add some veggies. Switch out the flour tortillas for corn and they will be so delicious. Whatever you decide to add, your family will ask for more.

Ingredients Needed For Chicken Taquitos

  • Cooked Shredded Chicken Breast
  • Cream Cheese
  • Lime Juice
  • Salsa Verde
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Tortillas

How To Make Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

1-Preheat oven to 400F and spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2-In a large bowl whisk together softened cream cheese, lime juice, and salsa verde until smooth and creamy.

3-Stir in onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, chopped cilantro, and chopped green onions until well combined.

4-Add cooked shredded chicken and shredded cheese and stir well to combine all ingredients.

5-Spread about 1/4 chicken mixture onto each tortilla. Roll them up and place the seam side down on prepared baking sheet.

6-Spray rolled taquitos with baking spray and baked for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

7-Serve warm with salsa, sour cream, or ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Crispy oven baked chicken taquitos served with sour cream, salsa, and lime wedges

Toppings To Serve With Taquitos

  • Shredded Lettuce,
  • Guacamole
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Sliced Avocados
  • Ranch Dressing

What To Serve With Baked Taquitos

I’ve added some side dish suggestions to make baked Taquitos a complete meal.

1-Authenitc Mexican Rice

2-Sweet Cilantro Rice

3-Mexican Pasta Salad

4-Tres Leches Cake

close up shot of a crispy baked taquito

How To Store Leftover Taquitos

If you happen to have leftover taquitos Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready to reheat place them in a preheated 350F oven for about 15 minutes or until warm throughout.

Can I Freeze Chicken Taquiots?

Yes, you can freeze taquitos before baking them. Place taquitos on a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen. Transfer to a large ziplock bag and freeze for up to two months. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 425F and place taquitos on a prepared baking sheet. Spray with baking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crispy.

rolled chicken taquitos stacked on top of each other served on a plate

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close up shot of crispy oven baked taquitos with shredded cheese and salsa

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

April King
These Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with juicy chicken, cream cheese, Mexican cheese, and spices, and then baked to a golden-brown crispy perfection. The whole family will be raving about these delicious taquitos.
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 taquitos

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 2 cups shredded fiesta blend cheese Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese also works well
  • 12 fajita size flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F and spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl whisk together softened cream cheese, lime juice, and salsa verde until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, chopped cilantro, and chopped green onions until well combined.
  • Add cooked shredded chicken and shredded cheese and stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • Spread about 1/4 chicken mixture onto each tortilla. Roll them up and place the seam side down on prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray rolled taquitos with baking spray and baked for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Serve warm with salsa, sour cream, or ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Keyword Baked Taquitos, Chicken Taquitos
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