Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

1 (8oz) cream cheese
1/4 C salsa
1 t chili powder
1/2 t minced onion
1/4 t granulated garlic
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken
1 C grated pepperjack cheese
small corn tortillas
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add salsa, chili powder, minced onion and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well. You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.

Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.

Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.Then roll it up as tight as you can. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. You can also secure with toothpicks if necessary.

Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some salt on top.Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown. Makes about 20+ taquitos.

*These are my new Go-To Appetizer!!! I could just eat the filling by the spoonfull! They are SOOO GOOD and are healthier because they aren't deep-fried. They are so crisp and delicious! You MUST try these! You won't be disappoined. I am even going to serve these for dinner! To make things easier, I used canned chicken. I was a little skeptical at first but they were AMAZING! I would definitely recommend that.

*Adapted from Our Best Bites - go there for better pictures.

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