Monday, April 11, 2011


Last weekend I made these yummy taquitos.  We will definitely be eating these again.
1/3 cup (3 oz.) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa (I didn't have green salsa so I just used the Pace Picante Salsa I had in the fridge)
1 Tb fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
3 Tb chopped cilantro
2 Tb sliced green onions
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup grated pepperjack cheese
fajita size flour tortillas (or small corn tortillas)...I used corn tortillas
cooking spray
kosher salt

Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir in salsa, lime juice and spices until well mixed then add cilantro and green onions. Stir in shredded chicken and pepperjack cheese and combine well.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with tin foil, lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
Working with 3-4 tortillas at a time, briefly heat in microwave with a wet paper towl laying on top.  (This is a VERY important step or your tortillas will not hold shut and your tortillas will just crack...ask me how I know :)  Spoon 2-3 Tb of mixture in a row across the bottom third of tortilla, keeping 1/2 inch away from edge. This makes it possible to roll it up very tightly. Place taquitos seam side down on cookie sheet, making sure they are not touching. Lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and edges start to turn golden brown.