Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos |

You know how you have those favorite family meals?  The ones where everyone in your family likes it so it becomes a regular in your home.  That is the case with these Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in our house. It can be really hard sometimes to find something that all five of us like, but there’s not one complaint when these are on the table.  They really are so good! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of mexican inspired food so I always love when I find a new recipe to add to our family cook book.

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos |

Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine sure is!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 can rotel, run through food processor
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chipped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and rotel. Mix until they are blended well.
  4. Add cumin, shili powder, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add shredded chicken, mexican cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until all is well combined.
  6. Add a line of chicken mixture about an inch from the edge of the tortilla. I use about 2 Tbsp or so of mixture per taquito. Repeat with each one and place on baking sheet making sure they aren't touching one another.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
* I used the medium size tortillas here and got about 7 from this recipe. We like to fill ours up. 🙂 You can get close to 10 when you use the smaller tortillas and don't use as much filling in each one.

 *Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

Chili’s Honey Chipotle Sauce

Chilis Honey Chipotle Sauce -

One of Noah’s absolute favorite meals are Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers from Chili’s.  They stopped serving them here, so I went on a mission to find a recipe to duplicate them at home.  They have quickly become one of our favorite meals that we eat pretty often.

As you probably already know from reading this blog, I am all about time saving when it comes to preparing things in the kitchen.  Yes, I like some of the more involved recipes, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy dinner.  That is where this meal comes in.

I buy a package of frozen Kroger or Tyson chicken strips or nuggets to cook up in my deep fryer.  Then I make this sauce to pour over it.  Yummy!  If you prefer to cook the chicken from scratch making your own batter, breading, etc. – go for it. I have done it a few times too.  You can find the original recipe on

Chili’s Honey Chipotle Sauce
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Pour the sauce over the top of your chicken.
  5. Toss gently to coat it.
  6. Serve and enjoy!