Baked Chicken Taquitos

Other than doughnuts, I really don’t like baked food that’s traditionally fried. I know… healthier, easier, blah blah blah. I just don’t dig it. Don’t give me chicken and call it oven-fried. That chicken is baked. Baked, not fried.

I tried to bake wonton wrappers once. Huge disaster. I sat on the counter stuffing Oreos down my throat, crying over my half uncooked and half burnt wonton wrappers.

But anyway.

These taquitos went around the blog world 15 times last year and I ignored them because they were baked instead of fried. But then they popped up again all over everyone’s “Best of 2011″ posts. Of course I had to see what all the fuss was about.

They turned out fantastic! My tortillas didn’t crisp up 100% but they were crispy enough. The filling was delicious and they couldn’t have been easier. My 4 year old (almost 5!!) claims he doesn’t like tacos or burritos or anything like that but he ate at least 3 of these. Definite success!

Baked Chicken Taquitos

12 taquitos

Ingredients

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup salsa
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1-2 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10-12 6-inch flour tortillas
Cooking spray
Kosher salt

Instructions

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