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Green Chile Chicken Taquitos

Baked Green Chile Chicken Taquitos

Crispy baked green chile chicken taquitos with a creamy filling make a spicy, satisfying lunch, dinner, snack or freezer meal.
Keyword baked taquitos with cream cheese, green chile chicken taquitos
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 taquitos
Calories 309kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 small can 7 oz. salsa verde
  • 1 small can 4 oz. chopped green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic pressed, or 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 oz. or 1/2 package cream cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 lime about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded or crumbled cheese such as Monterey Jack Colby Jack, cheddar or queso fresco (optional)
  • 12 taco-size flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil


  • Combine all the filling ingredients except cream cheese, lime juice and cilantro in a large nonstick skillet. Heat over medium high heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add the cream cheese and stir until cheese is melted and blended with other ingredients.
  • Add lime juice and cilantro. Allow filling to cool until just warm.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To fill the taquitos, place 1/3 cup filling in the bottom third of a flour tortilla. Add two tablespoons shredded or crumbled Monterey Jack, Colby-Jack, cheddar or queso fresco (optional). Roll the tortilla and place seam side down on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Lightly coat the outside of each taquito with olive oil or canola oil, using an oil sprayer or pastry brush.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.


To freeze uncooked taquitos, freeze rolled taquitos on baking sheet after they have been sprayed with oil. Once the taquitos have been frozen, they can be stored in a container or bag until they are ready to be baked. Bake the frozen taquitos at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
To freeze cooked taquitos, freeze taquitos on a baking sheet after baking, then store in a container or bag after they are frozen. Reheat by wrapping each taquito in a paper towel, then warming in the microwave for about 3 minutes on 50% power.