FOOD

Bacon-Wrapped Taquitos

Ordinary chicken taquitos are fine, but an extra wrapping of bacon is like trying them again, for the first time.

FOOD

Bacon-Wrapped Taquitos

Ordinary chicken taquitos are fine, but an extra wrapping of bacon is like trying them again, for the first time.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 2 pounds classic bacon
  • 24 small (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • Cilantro, to garnish
  • Salsa, to serve

Steps

  1. Shred chicken into a large bowl.
  2. Mix ranch seasoning and sour cream.
  3. Remove 1/4 cup and reserve for serving.
  4. Add chicken to remaining mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel, and microwave for 1 minute on each side. Keep wrapped while rolling the taquitos.
  6. On a flat surface, fill one tortilla on the upper edge with about 2 tablespoons chicken filling. Roll tightly.
  7. Wrap with one strip of bacon and secure with toothpicks at both ends. Repeat until all 24 taquitos are rolled.
  8. In a large, heavy-bottom skillet, heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  9. Fry taquitos in batches for about 5 minutes, until bacon is cooked, flipping halfway through.
  10. Drain on a paper towel.
  11. Serve with cilantro, salsa and additional ranch sour cream.