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Crispy Chicken Taquitos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 taquitos
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Vegetable oil, for frying

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

1 cup shredded mild white Cheddar cheese 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 cup chunky prepared salsa, plus more for serving, optional

Eight 6-inch flour tortillas

1/2 cup sour cream, for serving, optional 


Special equipment:
8 toothpicks
  1. Add enough oil to a heavy bottom straight-sided pan to come 2 inches up the sides. Heat over medium heat to 350 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the chicken, Cheddar, 1/2 cup salsa and the cumin in a medium bowl. Spoon about a 1/4 cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Working in batches of 2 or 3 at a time, place the taquitos in the hot oil and fry, flipping as needed to brown evenly, until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using tongs, remove the taquitos to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Continue with the remaining taquitos. Serve alongside salsa and sour cream for dipping, if desired.