Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicken Taquitos

This recipe from Hungry Girl popped up in my email a few weeks ago and I knew I would have to give it a try. These come together really quickly and are very good. I didn't really taste the cheese so in the future I will increase the quantity because I do love cheese!

8 small (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas
One 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) can 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained well (I used 1 chicken breast, cooked and sliced)
1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese (I used reduced fat)
1/4 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
Optional: red enchilada sauce, additional salsa, fat-free sour cream, for dipping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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

Remove chicken mixture from the fridge, 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 with nonstick spray, and set it aside.

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

Take one tortilla (keep the rest between the paper towels), spray both sides lightly with nonstick spray, and lay it flat on a clean dry surface. Spoon about 2 heaping tbsp. of filling onto the tortilla. Spread it evenly across the entire surface, and roll tortilla up tightly, so that you have a cigar-shaped tube. Secure with toothpicks and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Bake for 14 - 16 minutes, until crispy. Allow taquitos to cool for 5 minutes. If you like, dunk in enchilada sauce, salsa, or sour cream!

** 4 Weight Watchers points per 2 taquitos


  1. Looks like a fab and healthier dish!

  2. This looks great and now I'm craving Mexican food!

  3. These were excellent, we loved them. I joined Weight Watchers a month ago and really appreciate all the WW recipes with points.