Healthy & Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos

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This Baked Chicken Taquitos recipe is an easy and healthy way to enjoy the frozen classic!  Pre-cooked shredded chicken gets mixed together with diced onion, chunky salsa, refried black beans, and cheddar cheese for a quick and delicious homemade taquito filling.

Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe


Baked Chicken Taquitos recipe is an easy and healthy appetizer to serve for a Cinco de Mayo party!  Pre-cooked shredded chicken gets mixed together with diced onion, chunky salsa, refried black beans, and cheddar cheese for a quick Mexican food recipe.

 Course Appetizer
 Cuisine Mexican

 Keyword baked taquitos, chicken taquitos, taquitos recipe
 Prep Time 30 minutes
 Cook Time 25 minutes
 Total Time 55 minutes
 Servings 16 servings
 Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients

    •  
      2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 sweet onion finely diced
    • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
    • 1 jalapeño finely diced
    • 1 clove garlic crushed
    • 3 ½ cups cooked chicken shredded
    • ½ cup salsa medium
    • ½ tsp. cumin
    • ¼ tsp. paprika
    •  tsp. cayenne pepper
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. black pepper
    • 16 corn tortillas
    • 3-4 Tbsp. coconut oil
    • 8 oz. black beans refried
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese* shredded, or Monterrey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1.  
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat add olive oil, diced onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and crushed garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add shredded chicken, salsa, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Continue cooking over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. While vegetables and chicken are cooking add 1 tablespoon coconut oil to a large saucepan or skillet. Cook 3 corn tortillas over medium heat for 45-60 seconds per side, or until they begin to brown slightly. Repeat with remaining corn tortillas and coconut oil. Place corn tortillas on a paper towel-lined plate to drain until ready to use.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon refried black beans down the center of each corn tortilla. Next, add 2-3 tablespoons chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese. Roll up the filled corn tortilla as tight as you can and place face-down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make sure it does not touch any of the other taquitos. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken filling.
  6. Once all corn tortillas are filled, bake taquitos in the preheated oven for 24-26 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned and crispy.
  7. Serve baked chicken taquitos with homemade salsa, guacamole, or sour cream and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is based on 1 taquito per serving.
  • If dairy-free, use dairy-free cheese alternative or leave out cheese completely.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203Calories from Fat 72
 
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
 
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.