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Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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

Creamy Chicken Taquitos served with cilantro.

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

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. But, will I hang out in the privacy of my own coloring? Oh heck yes. 

Creamy Chicken Taquitos on a platter.

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 several different flavors but for these creamy chicken taquitos, I went with their Southwestern blend.

It seemed pretty fitting.

Creamy Chicken Taquitos dipped in salsa.

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?

Creamy Chicken Taquitos cut in half.

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

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Yield: 12 taquitos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir frequently until the cream cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove mixture from the heat and stir in chicken, pepper jack cheese, and cilantro.
  5. Add about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture slightly off-center, keeping the mixture about 1 inch away from the edge of the flour tortilla.
  6. Roll up the tortilla and place seam side down onto the prepared baking dish.
  7. Gently mist the taquitos with olive oil and bake for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown and the edges are crisp.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

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Friday 29th of April 2022

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Amanda @ The Kitcheneer

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

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!

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

I would love to see someone coloring at Starbucks!

Emily @ Life on Food

Sunday 4th of January 2015

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.

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Friday 2nd of January 2015

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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