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Thursday, September 30, 2021

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

The simplest of Mexican dinners!
My 3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake is fun, easy and approved for busy families. 

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

Don't ever say I don't give you easy dinners!

This one is beyond easy.

You see I have a 12 year old boy who is obsessed with taquitos. I think it started a few years back when every once in awhile the school cafeteria had "taquito day" and he came home raving about them. 

Then after a visit to Costco I found the economy size pack {in both beef and chicken varieties}in their freezer section. A simple quick air fry and he was smitten.

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

Have I ever given you a 3 ingredient dinner?

Let me think.....there was my 2 Ingredient Everything Bagel recipe, my uber popular 3 Step Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes and most recently my 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Streusel Muffins.

But a whole dinner?

I honestly don't think I've ever given you a WHOLE meal that was just 3 ingredients.

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

This one was so much fun!

It's not uncommon for me to wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning and be thinking about a recipe. And that is exactly what happened here.

I woke up thinking taquitos, green sauce and queso fresco cheese.

I have no idea why - but I knew I had to throw these 3 ingredients together to see if they tasted as good as I imagined.

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

I've always loved the taste of green enchilada sauce. It's not hot or spicy, but it has a nice tang to it. Mix that with crumbly Mexican queso fresco cheese and they go perfect together. Queso fresco cheese looks like and resembles feta cheese, but tastes different - it's super mild and melts amazing. You can find it with all of the other cheeses, often near the Mexican foods section.

If you have leftovers it's also great melted in omelets!

Both of these - the green sauce and the cheese taste amazing over the crispy taquitos. And make sure you get them crispy {you'll read how to make that happen in the directions}.

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

Feel free to grab beef taquitos at the store if that is what you prefer. We like both! The chicken and cheese variety is just what I happened to have on hand in my freezer.

After taking these out of the oven, I topped ours with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes {as they are STILL coming out of my garden}. The kids also grabbed sour cream - because, well they like sour cream on everything!

They ate half the pan one night and a simple reheat in the oven the next night as leftovers tasted just the same - maybe better?

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

If you make this recipe would you do me a favor and give it a star rating below? It means the world to me! I'm looking forward to seeing if you love this simple, easy dinner as much as we did.

And if you want a few more Mexican dishes of mine, here are a few favorites.

Mexican Shredded Beef Enchiladas
Fiesta Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake

3 Ingredient Chicken Taquito Bake
Yield: 5 servings
Author: Ally
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 17 Min
This simple Mexican dish takes some help from store bought ingredients. An easy and flavorful dinner to get on the table quick for your family!


  • 15 Chicken & Cheese Taquitos (22.5 oz box - found in the freezer section)
  • 10 oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 5 oz Queso Fresco Mexican cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Lay the taquitos in a single layer and bake for 5-7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and flip over the taquitos.
  3. Pour the green enchilada sauce over the taquitos and crumble the Queso Fresco cheese on top. Place them back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with additional toppings if desired - shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc.


You can also swap the frozen chicken taquitos for beef ones - whatever your local store has or your family enjoys.

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