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A stack of baked chicken taquitos with refried beans and cheese on a white plate for a Cinco de Mayo party.

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
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

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 196mg 8%
Potassium 235mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 13.6%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.