FOOD

Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Crunch junkies will love how crispy, cheesy, spicy and delicious these taquitos roll.

FOOD

Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Crunch junkies will love how crispy, cheesy, spicy and delicious these taquitos roll.

Ingredients

  • Canola oil
  • 12 yellow corn tortillas
  • 2 cups roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Toothpicks
  • Freshly prepared guacamole or salsa, for dipping

Steps

  1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, flash fry 1 tortilla at a time, about 30 seconds on each side. Transfer tortillas to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, cheese, sour cream, chipotle peppers and sauce, cilantro, lime juice and garlic powder. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon 3 tablespoons of filling across the bottom of a tortilla, roll tightly and seal, using a toothpick. Assemble remaining tortillas and set on baking sheet.
  5. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Pan fry the taquitos, about 4 at a time, until all sides are golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Continue cooking all taquitos, adding about 1/4 cup fresh oil between batches.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh guacamole or salsa.