Baked Chicken Taquitos











Baked Chicken Taquitos

For the chicken:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 can diced tomatoes

1 packet taco seasoning

Place chicken, diced tomatoes, and taco seasoning in a heavy pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Cook approximately 1 hour until chicken can be easily shredded. Shred chicken using 2 forks and let cool.

To make Taquitos:

1 lb cooked chicken (see above), most of liquid removed

1/3 cup finely chopped green onions

1/3 cup cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup shredded Mexican style cheese

salt and pepper to taste

12 fajita size flour tortillas

cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cooked chicken with cream cheese, green onions, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Using 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture place on one end of the tortilla and wrap ending with seam down. Once all the taquitos are wrapped spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy with salsa, guacamole or just plain. These also freeze very well and can be reheated in the oven (or microwave, but they will be a little soggy)

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