Baked Chicken & Cheese Taquitos are shredded chicken & cheese, rolled into a tortilla and baked until crispy. Great as an appetizer! Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 6 SmartPoints!
Tex-Mex is by far my favorite cuisine. What is Tex-Mex, you ask? I grew up in Texas and this is what we ate. It’s a variation of traditional Mexican cuisine with dishes such as nachos, fajitas, and cheese enchiladas, to name a few. One of my favorite Tex-Mex dishes are taquitos. My Baked Chicken & Cheese Taquitos are delicious, easy to make, and perfect to serve as an appetizer or dinner! Shredded chicken & cheese, rolled into a tortilla and baked until crispy. This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and 3 taquitos are 6 SmartPoints!
I love taquitos and never would have thought I could make these at home, especially a healthy version… until now! By using corn tortillas and baking the taquitos rather than frying, these taquitos are much more healthy than traditional fried ones.
This recipe starts with shredded chicken. For this recipe, I make my Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken. After the chicken has been shredded, it’s time to get rolling! Not only do these taquitos have shredded chicken inside, by there is also shredded Monterey jack cheese. I love Monterey jack cheese and this cheese adds a nice creamy bite to the taquito.
To assemble the taquitos, lay a tortilla onto your left hand and add 1 tablespoon cheese.
Add 2 tablespoons chicken on top of the cheese.
Roll up the tortilla tight and secure with a toothpick.
Repeat the above steps 20 times. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and lay all the taquitos flat onto the sheet. Spray the top of the taquitos with cooking spray.
Bake the taquitos at 400° for 25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. These taquitos bake to crispy perfection, you would have no idea they weren’t fried! Cheesy, packed with delicious shredded chicken, and easy to make.
I like to serve my taquitos with my Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. This salsa is the perfect dip for these taquitos. Fresh, easy to make!
To make these extra fancy, drizzle some fat free sour cream on top with a sprinkle of fat free feta cheese and cilantro.
These taquitos are delicious, easy to make, and perfect to serve as an appetizer or dinner! Shredded chicken mixed with tomatillo salsa and cheese, rolled into a tortilla and baked until crispy. Eat a few as an appetizer, or make it a dinner! 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for 3 taquitos!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Baked Chicken & Cheese Taquitos
- 2 ½ Cups Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken (Recipe Link in Notes Section)
- 20 Corn Tortillas (I use Mission Ultra Thin Tortillas)
- 1 Cup Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
- Serve with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Recipe Link in Notes Section)
- Make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken according to recipe instructions. (Recipe Link in Notes Section)
- Make Roasted Tomatillo Salsa according to recipe instructions. (Recipe Link in Notes Section)
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Spray both sides of tortillas with nonfat cooking spray and place in a ziplock bag. Microwave 40 seconds. This will help the tortillas be flexible for stuffing.
- Lay tortilla in one hand and add 1 tablespoon cheese then 2 tablespoons of chicken into the center of the tortilla. Roll tortilla up tight and secure with 1 toothpick in the center closing the seal of the tortilla.
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Lay taquitos on baking sheet in even layer.
- Spray tops of taquitos with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Rotate baking sheet and bake for another 10 minutes until taquitos are golden and crispy.
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Andrea SchwartzJuly 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm Yummm! I'll be pinning this one!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm Thank you for pinning Andrea :)!
colleen woolJuly 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm These taquitos look so delicious and easy to make. I cant wait to try them!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm They really are Colleen :)
Taylor || The Millennial SprinkleJuly 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm Not only do these look so beautiful, but they sound DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making these for dinner sometime soon, but can't be sure they will look as nice ;) Thanks for sharing the recipe! xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com) Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle recently posted...7 Courses I Wish They Taught In College and Where to Actually Find the Resources
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm It's whats on the inside that counts ;) Thanks Taylor!
CheyenneJuly 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm These look fantastic! Always looking for great Tex-Mex recipes! Cheyenne recently posted...Why Printing Your Photos Still Matters
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm Thanks Cheyenne :)
CassidyJuly 21, 2017 at 12:53 am This looks like such a yummy and easy recipe. Thank you for sharing, can't wait to try it.
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm They are delicious and easy... winning combo! Thanks Cassidy!!
LizJuly 21, 2017 at 10:39 am These look so yummy and easy to make! I love Tex-mex, I'm going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm I hope you like them! Thanks Liz :)
Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendorJuly 21, 2017 at 11:17 am Yummy! I love finding new ways to use rotisserie Chicken and this is perfect.
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm Me too!! Thank you Ayanna :)
adrianaJuly 21, 2017 at 11:19 am These look SO DELICIOUS!!! I cannot wait to try them, I've been looking for a recipe like this! Yum!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm I hope you like them! Thanks Adriana :)
AmandaJuly 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm These look SOOOOOOO good! I cannot wait to make these!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm They really are good! Thanks Amanda :)
Jordyn GalanJuly 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm I love taquitos! But baking them sounds so much healthier! I can't wait to try these for dinner!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm Thanks Jordyn :)
Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenJuly 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm These taquitos look so good. Love that you've baked them instead of frying. That tomatillo sauce sounds amazing, and kudos to you for getting those corn tortillas to hold together. Lol! Mine also tear to shreds.
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm I've found that the Mission Ultra Thin Corn Tortillas work the best when rolling them up! Thanks so much Kimberly :)
DeeJuly 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm Not sure what looks better? The Taquitos or the salsa???? So pinning both!!!!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm Haha! They are BOTH delicious :)
AndreaJuly 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm This post made me seriously hungry!!!!! These tacos look sooooooo good!!! I think I will be making them tomorrow for dinner :) Thanks for sharing!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm Oh thanks Andrea :)!
Felicia @ The Starving ChefJuly 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm Corn tortillas make all the difference when it comes to taquitos, but the filling sounds like it'd make some awesome burritos too!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm They really do! Thank you Felicia :)
KateJuly 22, 2017 at 12:01 am I love this idea! We normally pan fry taquitos so Im excited to try this baked version!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm You will love these! Thanks Kate :)
Jessica LamJuly 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm These look SO delicious! Definitely trying this out sometime!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm I hope you do!!
whitneyJuly 23, 2017 at 2:01 am Oh man!! These look so yummy! My husband's favorite food is Mexican/Tex Mex, so I definitely should incorporate these into our dinners!
KristineJuly 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm Oh he will love them!! Thanks Whitney :)
CaitlinJuly 25, 2017 at 7:11 pm These look INSANELY delicious. I can't wait for my husband to get back from his business trip so I can test these out on him!
KristineJuly 27, 2017 at 4:50 pm They ARE insanely delicious :) I hope he gets back soon so you can get to making these Caitlin!!
Jordyn GalanJuly 31, 2017 at 12:48 am Baked Taquitos are so good! I made some last week! Jordyn Galan recently posted...Morning Glory- A Vegetarian Cafe in Eugene, OR
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:51 am They ARE so good!!
Shani | Sunshine & MunchkinsJuly 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm I love taquitos and these look delicious and so easy! Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins recently posted...30 Minute Shoulder Tie Dress
KristineAugust 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm Taquitos are so good, especially made at home!!