Baked Chicken Taquitos

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Baked Chicken Taquitos

These baked chicken taquitos crisp up beautifully when sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and baked in a hot oven. Dipping the hot, crispy taquitos in thick, creamy Greek yogurt rounds out the experience. Serve as an appetizer, or as a main dish with a tossed salad.

Baked Chicken Taquitos
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Yield: 12 taquitos
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Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup red salsa, hot or mild
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, finely shredded (from 1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and salt and cook until soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika and chili powder. Cook 1 more minute, stirring, until fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the salsa, yogurt, cilantro, chicken and cheese.
  3. Place the tortillas, one at a time, on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with another microwave-safe plate or with plastic wrap, and heat 15 seconds in the microwave to make the tortilla soft and pliable (otherwise it will break when you try to roll it up).
  4. Spread ¼ cup of the filling over the entire tortilla surface, leaving a border, as shown below. Roll up tightly and place, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure the rolled tortillas are not touching each other – this will help them bake more evenly and become crispy all over.
  5. Spray the taquitos with olive oil spray. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven, spray again, rotate the baking sheet and bake 10 more minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately, with your choice of condiments - salsa, guacamole and plain Greek yogurt are all great options.
Notes
If you have some leftover filling, keep it in the fridge and use it to make quesadillas the next day.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 taquitos; Calories: 352; Total Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 32g; Sugars: 1g; Sodium: 481mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 26g

Baked Chicken Taquitos