If you are looking for a chicken dinner that will satisfy both kids and adults, these Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are your answer! Creamy and flavorful and served with a delicious dressing, everyone loves this dinner idea!
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon juice)
- 1/2 package dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons salsa verde
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- hot sauce, to taste
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup salsa verde
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
- 12 6-inch flour tortillas
- nonstick cooking spray
- kosher salt
In a food processor or blender, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, lime juice, ranch dressing mix, cilantro, salsa verde and garlic. Pulse to combine. Add hot sauce to taste. If possible, refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to meld and combine.
Heat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the cream cheese in a medium microwave-safe proof bowl. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, or until easy to stir. Add in the salsa verde, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and garlic powder. Add the chicken, cheese, cilantro and green onions; stir to combine.
Wrap 4 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until soft and pliable.
Place 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture down the center of the tortilla, keeping it about 1/2-inch from the edges, then roll up. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
Spray the rolled tortillas lightly with cooking spray, then sprinkle with kosher salt. Place the pan in the oven and bake until the tortillas are crisp and the edges have browned, 15-20 minutes.
Let the taquitos cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve with the Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing.
recipe source: Our Best Bites Cookbook
Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.
- Serving Size: 3 taquitos
- Calories: 804
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 1573 mg
- Fat: 43 g
- Saturated Fat: 14 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 21 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 56 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 36 g
- Cholesterol: 106 mg