Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I've tried to make fried taquitos before, but all I got was a mess and a half. So when I saw the idea for baked taquitos at For the Love of Cooking I knew I had to try it. Unfortunately, since I'm in the first trimester of my pregnancy, I could only stomach cooking chicken. I was really craving shredded beef taquitos, but the chicken was still good! If you want an exact recipe- sorry, I don't have one. But you can go to the link above and she has one for pork and beef taquitos.
cooked chicken, shredded (I seasoned mine with a packet of quacamole seasoning- I didn't have any taco seasoning and was being lazy- a can of tomato sauce, and a little bit of lemon juice then baked the chicken at 375 F until done and then shredded it)
small can of diced green chiles
tortillas (I used flour- so I guess these are technically floutas, huh?)
Preheat your oven to 425 F. Combine the green chiles with the cooked chicken (you don't have to use the whole can of chiles if you don't want to) and warm the tortillas in the microwave (wrap them in a paper towel and microwave for 1-2 minutes). Assemble the taquitos by placing some chicken and some cheese in a row towards the outer edge of the tortillas and then by rolling the tortilla up tightly. Place rolled taquitos seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 5-6 minutes, flip, and bake another 5-6 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and lightly browned.