The tortilla may be the perfect food vehicle for any occasion, but where the taco falls short is dip-ability. Whether you like, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or ranch dressing, the taquito is your perfect dipping companion. Today, we bring you a recipe for another easy Game Day snack, Free Range Chicken Taquitos! Try them with our Bacon Guacamole or Hooked on Green Goddess Dressing.
These taquitos are so good, you’ll find it hard to stop tasting the chicken filling over and over again before baking the taquitos. It’s that good! Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Free Range® seasoning gives the chicken a sweet-heat bbq flavor that is both spicy and balanced well with the beans, corn, and cream cheese… its absolute perfection!
These are excellent right out of the oven, but they are just as good when made ahead to reheat at any time! Allow them to cool down then place in freezer bags and into your freezer. When ready to reheat, bake them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes and you are ready to enjoy them all over again!
As always, from our table to yours... #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #ChemistryInTheKitchen #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
FOR THE FILLING
- 3 Chicken breasts
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Free Range® (more if desired)
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
- 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 Cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 Cup canned corn, drained and rinsed
- 1 Tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
FOR THE TAQUITOS
- Olive oil, or olive oil spray
- Sea salt
- Corn tortillas
- Sour cream
- Pico de gallo
- Cojita cheese
- Chopped cilantro
- Shredded lettuce
- Juice of a lime
...Just as good when made ahead to reheat at any time! Allow them to cool down then place in freezer bags and into your freezer. When ready to reheat, bake them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes and you are ready to enjoy them all over again!- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, add chicken breasts, olive oil, salt and Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Free Range. Toss together to coat well.
Place seasoned chicken on a large baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Once cooked, remove chicken from oven and shred chicken. Taste and season with more Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Free Range if desired.
Bring oven temperature up to 425°F for baking the taquitos.
In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, cream cheese, black beans, and corn. Mix together well. You can use a hand mixer but we prefer it a bit more rustic and chunky so we hand mix. Taste and season with more Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Free Range if desired.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Wrap 8 tortillas at a time in a damp paper towel. Microwave for 3o seconds until they're warm and pliable.
To assemble, lay the warm tortillas on a flat surface and fill the bottom third of each tortilla with the chicken mixture. Roll the tortillas up as tightly as possible and lay on your lined baking sheet seam side down. Do not overcrowd the baking sheet.
Lightly brush or spray the taquitos with olive oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the taquitos are golden brown and crispy.
Serve on a bed of lettuce and topped with sour cream, pico de gallo, cojita cheese, chopped cilantro and juice of a lime.
You can fry instead of baking! Be sure to fill a frying pan at about 1 inch with oil. Secure taquitos with toothpicks so they don’t fall apart while they are frying.
You can bake (or fry) and save for later! Just allow the taquitos to cool down, place them in a freezer bag and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until heated through.