Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

Did everyone have a lovely holiday? I realized I’m officially old because my presents this year were an electric blanket, a kindle paper white and some coloring books with fancy colored pencils. The best part is that every single one of those gifts made me happier than a kid in a candy store.

My electric blanket is perfect for lounging on the couch (we keep our house cold in the winter so it’s cheaper than turning up the heat) and the Kindle is great because I can read in the dark and it’s lighter than actually holding a book. I have read 2 books in under 24 hours and loved them both – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The coloring books I totally asked for. Art therapy is one of the best forms of relaxation and I have never stopped loving to color.

Now, am I going to start hanging out in Starbucks coloring? Probably not – I don’t want to look like a freak. Will I hang out in the privacy of my own coloring? Oh heck yes. 

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

Sadly now that I’m back from my holiday vacation (we went to Ohio for a short visit) it’s back to cooking, doing dishes and writing posts. I’m squeezing in one last post for my friends over at Sabra and I’m highlighting their fresh and delicious salsa. They have a several different flavors but for these creamy chicken taquitos I went with their Southwestern blend.

It seemed pretty fitting.

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

The filling is pretty simple to put together and I used shredded rotisserie chicken to make the process even quicker. If you want to use these for an appetizer simply make them in small flour tortillas so they are the perfect small size. However, if you’re looking to make these for supper simply use a large tortilla and bake away.

Plus, who doesn’t want to eat a giant taquito for breakfast?

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

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Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These creamy chicken taquitos are packed full of cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, salsa and lots of shredded pepper jack cheese.

Yield: about 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup Sabra Southwest salsa
  • 3 green onions, diced (green and white parts)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced cilantro
  • Small flour tortillas (6-inch)
  • Spray olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

In a large non-stick skillet set over medium heat add cream cheese, diced green chiles, salsa, green onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika and chipotle chile powder. Stir frequently until the cream cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Remove mixture from the heat and stir in chicken, pepper jack cheese and cilantro.

Add about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture slightly off center, keeping mixture about 1 inch away from the edge of the flour tortilla. Roll up the tortilla and place seam side down onto the prepared baking dish.

Gently mist the taquitos with olive oil and bake for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown and the edges are crisp.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sabra but all opinions are 100% my own. There is also affiliated links in this post.

13 Responses to “Creamy Chicken Taquitos”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 31, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I’m sitting under an electric blanket right now! I am SO in love with them!!
    I am also in love with anything Mexican, especially these taquitos! It’s only 4:30 am and I could go for a plate.
    Happy New Years! Pinned 🙂

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — December 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    If you haven’t looked into it, I totally recommend Kindle Unlimited – I read a new book every couple of days and I absolutely love it!

    Also love the looks of these taquitos and have no doubt they’d be a hit with my entire family!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 31, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I am swooning over these beauties!! My oh, oh my oh!!

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    Carrie @Bakeaholic Mama — December 31, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Gahhh I need an electric blanket so bad! And a big plate of these taquitos!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I could eat these right now and every single day. So delicious!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I’m totally jealous of your coloring books, that sounds so fun and relaxing! These taquitos looks awesome, will be making them for dinner very soon!

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    Cookin Canuck — January 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I am totally ordering that electric blanket! I need that on my lap while I’m working on the computer. And these taquitos look absolutely fantastic!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — January 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Good Heavens—-I feel like I am reading my life in an alternate universe.
    I sooooooooooooo relate and that includes the coloring.
    I wouldn’t mind having a plate of these taquitos either.

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — January 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    These look insanely good to me as I sit here starving, waiting for dinner to arrive! I love the method and the filling looks divine.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I’m freezing right now and your blanket sounds wonderful haha. Glad you had a wonderful holiday! Ps. My hubby is ridiculously interested in these taquitos!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I got fancy pens too…and a calendar. I guess I am right there with you. Being old isn’t so bad though if you get to make and eat deliciousness like these taquitos.

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — January 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I would love to see someone coloring at Starbucks!

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — January 7, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I totally want to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack! I love taquitos! And that salsa looks good! I love sabra products!

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