Exploding Chicken Taquitos

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (9 3/4 to 10-ounce) can 98-percent fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup salsa, plus more, as dip, optional
  • 1/3 cup shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry taco seasoning mix
  • 8 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas
  • Fat-free sour cream, as dip, optional
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and salsa, and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • Remove chicken mixture from the refrigerator, and drain any excess liquid. Add cheese and taco seasoning, and mix to combine. This is your filling. Set aside.

  • Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  • Dampen 2 paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave for about 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and pliable.

  • Place one tortilla flat on a clean dry surface (keep the rest between the paper towels), and spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons filling onto the tortilla. Spread it evenly across the entire surface, and roll the tortilla up tightly, so that you have a cigar-shaped tube. Secure with toothpicks, if needed, and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

  • Bake in the oven until crispy, 14 to 16 minutes.

  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa for dipping, if using. Enjoy!

  • PER SERVING (2 taquitos): 197 calories, 2.5g fat, 594mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 20.5g protein


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