Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe

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Baked Chicken Taquitos stacked on plate with toppings. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Taquitos for Valentines Day anyone?  I mean, what says I love you more than giving someone a delicious, crispy taquito?  This Baked Chicken Taquitos recipe is so easy! The Taquitos are crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside.  Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, creamy cheddar cheese, and bright scallions.  Roll and bake and you can make a ton in a short amount of time.  They are great for family dinner, a party, or just to say…I love you, my little taquito!

Baked Chicken Taquitos stacked on plate with toppings.  Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Easy Make-Ahead Dinner, Snack, Appetizer

One of the reasons this Chicken Taquitos Recipe is so fantastic, is because it’s so versatile and convenient.  You can make 2 dozen of these little babies ahead and freeze them before baking and then pull them out a few at a time to bake for an afterschool snack or easy dinner!  Or make them ahead for a party.  Another great make ahead dinner/snack/app is my Hanky Panky Cheesy Meat Canapes.  

The other great thing about these Taquitos?  They keep my obsession with Mexican food alive and kicking!  Woo Hoo!  Here are some of my favorite easy Mexican Dinner Recipes.

Baked Chicken Taquitos on pan. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Nothing special for this one! Just a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11) and a small-medium pot to make the chicken mixture.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR CHICKEN TAQUITOS RECIPE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Prep-ahead for the Chicken Taquitos recipe is great because you can do it all but bake.  You can roast the chicken, shred the chicken, mix the filling mixture, and roll the taquitos.  You will then either need to immediately bake them or freeze them.

For roasting the chicken, its very simply rubbing each breast with salt, pepper, and chili powder.  Then roast in the oven 400 F degrees for 25 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 F.

Broiled Chicken on pan for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Once the chicken is cooked and cooled enough to handle, you can start to shred it using your fingers.

Shredded chicken on a plate for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

For the filling, place the shredded chicken in the pot with the seasonings, scallions, and water.  Stir to combine and simmer so the flavors cook into the shredded chicken.

Shredded Chicken in pot for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Turn off the heat.  Rather than dirty another bowl, I simply mix the cheese right into the chicken in the pot.

Cheese added to Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Now the assembly! 

For the corn tortillas, you can use either white or yellow corn 5 or 6 inch in diameter.

You may need to warm the tortillas so they are pliable.  I do this by wrapping a stack of them in a damp paper towel and zapping them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.

Corn tortilla wrapped in papertowel for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Lay 1 tortilla on a flat surface and place a small amount of the chicken filling on the tortilla. Roll the top of the tortilla down over the filling and tightly until fully rolled. Do this gently so as not to break the tortillas.

Filling corn tortilla for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Rolling corn tortilla for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

If the tortilla starts to unravel, secure it with 1 or 2 toothpicks. Place each of the rolled taquitos on an oiled sheet pan. Use a second pan if needed.

Chicken Taquitos on pan before baking. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

At this point, you really need to bake them or freeze them. If you try to store them in the fridge, they will dry out and start to crack and break open.

BAKE YOUR CHICKEN TAQUITOS

Turn the oven down to 350 F degrees.  Place the taquitos on the center rack (and top rack if you have 2 pans). Bake for 15 minutes until crisp.

Baked Chicken Taquitos on pan. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

While the taquitos are baking, prep your toppings. Get the sour cream out, dice a tomato, chop the cilantro, crumble the cotija cheese (if needed).

Serve the taquitos fully loaded or let everyone choose their own toppings. ENJOY! 😍 Carrie

Baked Chicken Taquitos stacked on plate with toppings. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Baked Crispy Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Baked Chicken Taquitos recipe is so easy! The Taquitos are crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside.  Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, creamy cheddar cheese, and bright scallions.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, tacos, taquitos
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 Taquitos
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Roasted Chicken

  • 16 oz Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder

Taquitos

  • 24 5-6" Corn Tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Scallions

Toppings

  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 4 oz Cotija Cheese optional)

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Coat bottom of a sheet pan with olive oil. For easy clean up and to use the same sheet pan for the taquitos, line the pan with aluminum foil before adding the oil and roasting the chicken on that, then tossing it when done.

  2. Rub each breast with salt, pepper, and chili powder.  Then roast in the oven 400 F degrees for 25 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 F.

    Broiled Chicken on pan for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
  3. Once the chicken is cooked and cooled enough to handle, you can start to shred it using your fingers.

    Shredded chicken on a plate for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
  4. Place the shredded chicken in a medium-size pot with the seasonings, scallions, and water.  Stir to combine, then bring to a light simmer so the flavors cook into the shredded chicken.

    Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  5. Turn off the heat.  Mix the cheese right into the chicken in the pot.

    Cheese added to Shredded Chicken mixture for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  6. You may need to warm the tortillas so they are pliable.  I do this by wrapping a stack of them in a damp paper towel and zapping them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.

    Corn tortilla wrapped in papertowel for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  7. Coat the bottom of the large sheet pan with olive oil.

  8. Lay 1 tortilla on a flat surface and place a small amount of the chicken filling near the top of the tortilla. Roll the top of the tortilla down over the filling and tightly until fully rolled. Do this gently so as not to break the tortillas.

    Rolling corn tortilla for Chicken Taquitos. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  9. If the tortilla starts to unravel, secure it with 1 or 2 toothpicks. Place each of the rolled taquitos on the sheet pan. Use a second pan if needed.

    Chicken Taquitos on pan before baking. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  10. At this point, you really need to bake them or freeze them. If you try to store them in the fridge, they will dry out and start to crack and break open.

Bake your Taquitos

  1. Turn the oven down to 350 F degrees.

  2. Place the taquitos on the center rack (and top rack if you have 2 pans). Bake for 15 minutes until crisp.

    Baked Chicken Taquitos on pan. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos
  3. While the taquitos are baking, prep your toppings. Get the sour cream out, dice a tomato, chop the cilantro, crumble the cotija cheese (if needed).

  4. Serve the taquitos fully loaded or let everyone choose their own toppings. Enjoy!

    Baked Chicken Taquitos stacked on plate with toppings. Corn tortillas are filled with smoky taco seasoned shredded chicken, and creamy cheddar cheese.  #dinnerideas #familydinner #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #tacos #taquitos

Recipe Notes

  1. To make this recipe even easier, you can use 2 tbsp of your favorite Taco Seasoning in place of the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder.  
  2. You may need toothpicks to secure the taquitos so they do not unravel prior to baking.

Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!

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Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy fries…Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation.  The beans really take on the crunchy saltiness from the parmesan and breadcrumbs, but also hold onto the freshness from the beans.

They are also really easy to make, with only 4 simple steps: clean, dip in egg, coat in parm breadcrumbs, bake!

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Green Beans are a Healthy, less Musical Bean!

My girls recently learned the little ditty, ‘beans beans, the musical fruit, beans beans, make you toot.’  Well, if that’s a concern for your digestive system, you are in luck with Green Beans.  They are low on the FODMAP, meaning they are easy on your digestive system.  Foods that are high on the FODMAP, such as many other beans (ex. black beans), can lead to gas, belly pain, diarrhea, and constipation.  Green Beans are easy on your digestive system so they make a great alternative to other legumes!

A cup of Green Beans has only 31 calories, almost 3g fiber, and 2g protein.  They also contain many vitamins, including Vit A, C, and folate, as well as many important minerals, such as calcium and iron.  For more on the health benefits of green beans, check out this article from Healthline.com.

Make these Crispy Green Bean Fries by themselves as an appetizer or snack or with any of these recipes for a complete meal:

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Nothing special for this one! Just a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11).

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CRISPY GREEN BEAN FRIES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

For these Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries, you can prepare the Mustard Mayo Sauce and coat the beans with the Parm breadcrumbs in advance.  However, do not cook them until you are ready to serve as they will get mushy if you try to reheat them.

For the sauce, I love this simply Garlic, Mustard Mayo sauce.  I use yellow mustard vs. dijon here because I love the tang and milder flavor so that the flavor from the parmesan and beans really stands out.   

Mustard and mayo in bowl for Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Mixed Mustard Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Rince the green beans and snip off the stems from the ends. Dry with a towel.

Spray or drizzle a large sheet pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray. TIP: line with aluminum before spraying for easy cleanup

Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl (large enough to place 5-6 green beans at a time). 

In a second medium-size bowl, beat 1 egg with a tablespoon water.

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Make the bean fries in batches of 5-6 at a time. You can get more into the egg, but transfer only a few at a time to the breadcrumbs or else you risk it all getting clumpy on you. 

First dip the beans in the egg. Scoop out and let excess egg drip off. Then dredge in the Parm breadcrumbs and toss to coat.

Scoop out and place on an oil coated pan. Make sure to leave some space between the green beans so they are not overcrowded.

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries and putting on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Once you have all of the beans coated, you can cover with plastic wrap or foil and store in the fridge for 1 day or move straight to baking.  Note, these do not freeze well as the beans have water that will make them mushy and they just won’t crisp up.

COOK YOUR GREEN BEAN FRIES 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the beans on center rack in oven for 10 minutes.

Raw Parmesan Green Bean Fries on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries cooked on sheetpan!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Serve the Green Bean Fries with the Mustard Mayo and Enjoy!  😍 Carrie

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
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Crispy Parm Green Bean Fries with Mustard Mayo

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation.  The beans really take on the crunchy saltiness from the parmesan and breadcrumbs, but also hold onto the freshness from the beans. They are also really easy to make, with only 4 simple steps: clean, dip in egg, coat in parm breadcrumbs, bake! #greanbeans #vegetablerecipes #sidedishes #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetable, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Green Bean Fries

  • 12 oz Fresh Green Beans (not frozen)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbls Water
  • 3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Mustard Mayo Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbls Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Rince the green beans and snip off the stems from the ends. Dry with a towel.

  2. Spray or drizzle a large sheet pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray. TIP: line with aluminum before spraying for easy cleanup

  3. Make the Mustard Mayo sauce by combining the mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic powder in a small mixing bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients and store in the fridge.

    Mixed Mustard Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
  4. Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl (large enough to place 5-6 green beans at a time)

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  5. In a second medium-size bowl, beat 1 egg with a tablespoon water.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  6. Make the bean fries in batches of 3-5 at a time. First dip the beans in the egg. Scoop out and let excess egg drip off. Then dredge in the Parm breadcrumbs and toss to coat.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  7. Scoop out and place on an oil coated pan. Make sure to leave some space between the green beans so they are not overcrowded.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries and putting on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the beans on center rack in oven for 10 minutes.

    Raw Parmesan Green Bean Fries on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
  2. Serve the Green Bean Fries with the Mustard Mayo and Enjoy!

    Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes