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Baked Shredded Chicken Taquitos


  • Author: Tastes Lovely
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 16 taquitos, serves 4

Ingredients

Shredded Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breastsĀ (I get my chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend)
  • (1) 14.5 ounce can Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Taquitos

  • 16 taco size corn tortillas (you can use flour, then they’re flautas!)
  • olive oil spray
  • salt

Guacamole

  • 4 medium avocados, pit removed, chopped and scooped from the skin
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves, about half a bunch
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion, from about 1/4 of a medium white onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, from about 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, from about half a medium jalapeno
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Shredded Chicken

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker. No need to defrost your chicken breasts, throw them in frozen! Cook over low heat for 6-8 hours, or high heat for 4-6 hours.
  2. After your chicken is done cooking, shred it with 2 forks in your slow cooker. Mix the shredded chicken with the juices.

Taquitos

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees with the oven rack in the middle. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put your tortillas on the baking sheet, overlapping them is fine, and put them in the oven for a few minutes until they are soft. If you don’t soften the tortillas, they break when you roll the taquitos.
  3. Get 1.5 tablespoons of the shredded chicken per taquito. Squeeze any excess moisture from the chicken before putting it on the taquito. You want the chicken juicy, but not dripping wet, otherwise the taquitos will be soggy on the bottom.
  4. Spoon the 1.5 tablespoons of the shredded chicken down the center of the tortilla, then roll it up. Put the taquitos seam side DOWN on the baking sheet. Repeat with all the tortillas.
  5. Spray the top of the taquitos with olive oil spray. Then sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake the taquitos for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Guacamole

  1. While the taquitos are baking, make the guacamole. Combine all the ingredients in a medium size bowl, and mash with a potato masher until combined and chunky. Taste for salt and lime juice, add more if needed.

Serving

  1. Serve the taquitos warm with guacamole.

Freezing

  1. These taquitos freeze beautifully! I always double this recipe when I am making it. I serve half that night, and freeze the rest for another night.
  2. Freeze the rolled taquitos on a baking sheet BEFORE spraying them with olive oil spray and baking them.
  3. When they are frozen, put them in a freezer safe bag.
  4. When ready to bake, put on a baking sheet, spray with olive oil spray, and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.