Monday, March 19, 2012

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dipping Sauce

My daughter tried these and said she loved them, so we made them for our big family party this past weekend. Oh my goodness-they are delicious!!  They are a low-fat version - because they are not fried, but when you bake them, they still come out crispy.  The dipping sauce is over-the-top yummy!  I highly recommend you make the sauce with these.  All the adults agreed that this was a keeper.  (the kids saw the green stuff (onions) inside the taquitos and wondered!)  I have been dreaming about them ever since we had them - oooh they are good!

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dipping Sauce
From Our Best Bites Cookbook



1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 C green salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions

2 C shredded cooked chicken (We used chicken breasts that we grilled)
1 C grated pepperjack cheese (I didn't want it too spicy for the kids - so I just used monterey jack cheese)

small corn or flour tortillas (we used flour ones - fajita size)
kosher salt
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.

You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.

Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or come unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.

Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.

Then roll it up as tight as you can.

Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown. 


Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Recipe by Ourbestbites.com

1 pack (1oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (regular or buttermilk, and ignore directions on the packet)
1C mayo
1/2 C milk (or buttermilk depending on which packet you buy)
1 lime
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 C green salsa
hot sauce

 Place milk, mayo, and ranch mix in a blender.   Juice the lime in there too, you should get about 2T juice.  Toss in the garlic, cilantro and green salsa.  Blend 'er up.  Sample it and add hot sauce to taste.  Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken. 

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