Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Lime Cream
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You'll love these taquitos with their Tex-Mex flavors and the bright cream sauce to perfectly compliment them.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 3-4 servings
  • For Taquitos:
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2½ tbsp Red Onion, diced
  • ½ cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • ½ cup canned Corn, drained
  • 1 garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon salsa (pick your favorite)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped Fresh Cilantro (or freeze-dried works as well)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar, but use your favorite that will melt in the filling)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 6-inch Flour Tortillas
  • 3 tablespoon Butter, melted (or cooking spray to lighten up the recipe)
  • For Avocado Cream:
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 4 ounce Sour Cream (I prefer light sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt, to taste
Preparation Instructions
  1. Start off by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Then in a non-stick skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, saute the red onion and green peppers for about 5 minutes or until they become tender.
  2. Add the corn, garlic, cayenne pepper, and cumin to the pan and stir for about 2-3 minutes or until you can smell the spices and it's well combined.
  3. Add the chicken and salsa to the pan next and stir to combine.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheese and cilantro and add a pinch of salt. Stir well.
  5. Now it's time to assemble the taquitos. You should be able to fill 8-10 tortillas. Using a soup spoon, add the filling down the center of the tortilla and then roll it up tightly. Once all taquitos are rolled up, butter the baking dish (or spray liberally with cooking spray) and pack the dish with the taquitos. Brush additional butter (or again cooking spray) over the top of the taquitos to help them brown.
  6. Bake about 15-18 minutes or until the tops of the taquitos are browning lightly. (I let mine go about 17-18 minutes but keep an eye on them.)
  7. While the taquitos bake, combine the sour cream, lime juice, salt, and the avocado in a small bowl. Use a fork or small potato masher to mix the sauce together until it is as smooth as you would like. Serve up the taquitos right away and dip in the avocado cream sauce. Enjoy!
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