Spicy Chicken Taquitos

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Spicy Chicken Taquitos – This is baked with an option to make them in the air fryer! The air fryer makes them even crispier in less time than baking! However you make them, be sure to load them up with homemade salsa and the avocado cream sauce.

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Spicy Chicken Taquitos

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x

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Spicy Chicken Taquitos – This is baked with an option to make them in the air fryer! The air fryer makes them even crispier in less time than baking! However you make them, be sure to load them up with homemade salsa and the avocado cream sauce.


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Ingredients

FOR TAQUITOS

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 c. shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 1 tbsp sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded Pepper Jack
  • Pico de Gallo, for serving
  • Crumbled queso fresco, for serving

FOR AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE

  • 1 large avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

FOR OVEN:
  1. Preheat oven to 425° and grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, chipotle and sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place tortillas on a microwave safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave 30 seconds, or until warm and more pliable.
  3. Spread about ¼ cup of filling on one end of tortilla, then sprinkle a little of cheddar and pepper jack next to filling. Roll up tightly and place seam side down on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and cheese.
  4. Bake until crispy and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with avocado cream sauce, Pico de Gallo, and queso fresco
FOR AIR FRYER:
  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, chipotle and sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place tortillas on a microwave safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave 30 seconds, or until warm and more pliable.
  3. Spread about ¼ cup of filling on one end of tortilla, then sprinkle a little of cheddar and pepper jack next to filling. Roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining filling and cheese.
  4. Place in basket of air fryer, seam side down, and cook at 400° for 7 minutes.
  5. Serve with avocado cream sauce, pico de gallo, and queso fresco.
FOR AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE:
  1. In a food processor, blend together avocado, sour cream, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and press plastic wrap directly over surface and refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe by: delish.com

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