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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spicy Chicken Taquitos

Nothing puts me in a better mood than Mexican food.  I love it.  Crave it.  Adore it.  I had um-teen corn tortillas sitting in the fridge from a batch of enchiladas the week before that needed to be used up...so taquitos they became.

I've never made these before, so I went to my good friend Google and found a simple recipe.  This is my version.

Spicy Chicken Taquitos
corn tortillas
shredded chicken
4 oz. cream cheese
2 jalapenos
3 oz. cheddar cheese
salsa, for dipping

In a shallow fry pan, heat 2 cups of oil over low heat.  While that is heating, put cream cheese, jalapenos and cheddar cheese in a food processor and puree until smooth.

Take a tortilla, place in oil for just a few seconds (this will make it ply able and less likely to tear).  Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in center of tortilla, add a few shreds of chicken, roll up and secure with a toothpick.  Place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, turning once halfway through.  This will make them crispy without having to fry them.  Serve with a side of your favorite salsa.  Or if you're like my husband, grab a container of sour cream, plop down and devour the whole plate.

Don't you just want to gobble these all up?  Perfect for an appetizer.  Yum.  What is your favorite Mexican dish?

Now - check out my new comments section.  If you are one of those out there who have complained that you can't comment on my posts (you know who you are), then today you'll have to try the new way.  You should now be able to talk freely and comment how you like.  I hope it is much more user friendly???


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  1. I love taquitos! I haven't had them in years though. I'm bookmarking this to try one of these days. Thanks.

  2. i have a ton of fav mexican dishes, lol love your taquitos..i also, crave,love adore mexican food!

  3. I really want to try these....can you come over and make them for me? :)

  4. Love enchiladas. Cheese and onion are my favorites............

  5. Come to my house and cook for me :) I loooove corn tortillas!

  6. Um. Yum. These look delish! And I don't think I can pick just one favorite Mexican dish...I love it all!

  7. Since pizza and ice cream aren't really cuisines (haha), I would have to say Mexican is my favorite too. I adore fish tacos and enchiladas!

  8. Too bad I didn't have this recipe when I was there a couple of weeks ago!

  9. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)August 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Love the new look! I like anything with LOTS of cilantro.

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