Homemade Chicken & Cheese Taquitos with Green Sauce

A friend once told me she buys chicken taquitos in bulk, in the box, because they are one of her favorite quick-dinner meals. Well, mamacita. That friend never met HOMEMADE taquitos. They are super simple to make and taste about ninety-nine times more delish than anything you can buy in a box. If you are like my pal, and haven’t yet experience the bliss that is a homemade Chicken and Cheese Taquito, topped with a tangy, mild green sauce, now is your chance! Here’s how to make these delectable taquitos right in your own kitchen.

2 large chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
8-12 white corn tortillas
Canola oil for frying

7 ounces Herdez Salsa Verde
1/4 a small purple onion
a big bunch of cilantro

Mix the chicken with the cumin, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and cheese until well mixed. Press 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture together to form a “snake” that is then rolled tightly into a corn tortilla. To get really great taquitos, I placing the corn tortillas one at a time in very hot water for 3-5 seconds, then removing them quicky, rolling them around your chicken mixture, and allowing them to air dry for a few minutes before placing in a saucepan filled with an inch or so of oil heated to medium heat for frying. Fry the taquitos 2-3 at a time on all sides just until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with salsa.

In a blender, puree all ingredients together. Serve with warm, fresh taquitos. Enjoy.

Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.