Thursday, December 20, 2012


so awhile ago i made taquitos for dinner.  these have become a regular on the menu at our house because i generally have all the ingredients, and they're pretty stinkin' good.  and as an added bonus, they're relatively healthy.  the recipe comes from  these ladies are simply amazing, and i love their blog, although their taste in friends i seriously call into question (yes, t.mel.o, i'm talking about you) always, their picture is much more appetizing than mine, so definitely check out their site.

Baked Chicken Taquitos
3 oz cream cheese
1/4 c green salsa
1Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp sliced green onions
2 c shredded cooked chicken
1 c grated pepperjack cheese
flour tortillas
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it’s soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.
Place a scoop of chicken mixture in tortilla, roll up as tight as you can, and place seem side down on the baking sheet.  Spray the taquitos with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt, and bake 15-20 mins, or until edges are browned.

if you noticed the asterisk for the title of this post, it's because when i brought my delicious leftovers to work the next day and announced that i was having taquitos, many colleagues started giving me a hard time about the size of my taquitos, saying that instead i was eating burritos.  i do make my taquitos a little larger than average to increase the protein to carb ratio you get between the filling and the tortilla.  so they are even healthier!  only matt took my side, of course, and agreed that they were taquitos.  although now that t.mel.o knows the origin of the recipe, he might be singing a different tune.  and if you're wondering how my green onions are growing, here is the picture i took right before i cut them down for the taquitos.

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