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Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

A creamy, perfectly seasoned chicken mixture rolled up in a crispy flour tortilla and baked. No deep frying these taquitos! Baked honey lime chicken taquitos are a family favorite dinner. Dip in an easy sour cream salsa verde sauce and dinner is served.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken taquitos, dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 taquitos
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

honey lime chicken taquitos

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (any variety)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 20 small flour tortillas (about 6")

creamy salsa verde dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup green salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • handful of chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with tin foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
  2. Put cream cheese in a large bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to soften. Mix in the honey, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Stir. Add in the chicken, cheese, and cilantro. Stir together until combined. 

  3. Warm up tortillas to get them soft (they will be easier to work with). Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down on the cookie sheet. Repeat until chicken is gone.

  4. Spray the tops of the taquitos with cooking spray (this gets them golden brown and crispy). If desired, take a pinch of kosher salt and sprinkle over the taquitos. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

  5. For the sauce: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and creamy.

Recipe Notes

You can use any cheese you want in this recipe. Pepper jack for some spice, Monterey jack, Colby jack, Cheddar; any type you love.

 

3 cups shredded chicken is equal to about 2-3 chicken breasts. I cook mine in the slow cooker with a can of chicken broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and then shred with two forks.

 

Flour tortillas are our favorite but you can also use corn tortillas. They are still delicious. We just prefer the flour tortilla.

 

If you want more spice then increase the chili powder and/or add some cayenne pepper. The recipe as is, is not spicy and great for little kids. 

 

The small flour tortillas come in a pack of 20 so you will have enough with 1 package. They are about 6". They also have smaller tortillas, like 4", called 'street tacos' if you want smaller taquitos and more of them.