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Baked Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 18 taquitos 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Pan-fried, Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A flavorful, cheesy Mexican chicken blend stuffed into corn tortillas and baked until crispy perfection! Top these taquitos with your favorite Mexican toppings for a low calorie lunch or dinner! Only 129 calories!


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/3 C chicken broth (I used low sodium)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 less fat)
  • 1/3 C sour cream (I used light)
  • 1/2 C salsa
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Pepper to taste
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • Favorite mexican toppings such as guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, etc.!


  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 2 chicken breasts. Cook for 5 minutes without touching, then flip.
  2. Add in 1/3 C of chicken broth, lower heat and cover. Cook until internal temperature of chicken reads 165.
  3. Remove chicken and shred using two forks, shredder claws or the flat beater KitchenAid attachment.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, soften 8 oz of cream cheese then add in your cooked chicken, 1/3 C light sour cream, 1/2 C salsa, 1 C shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp paprika and pepper to taste.
  5. Microwave 18 tortillas, 3 at a time separated by damp paper towels.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then spoon the chicken mixture into the tortillas, spread to the edges and roll tight.
  7. Place taquitos on a foil lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Place the taquitos seam side down and spray liberally with cooking spray.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until crispy. If the tortillas begin to crack, spray with additional cooking spray.
  10. Allow to cool slightly then top with your favorite Mexican toppings!
  11. Enjoy! 🙂


Extra toppings not included in nutritional information.

Keywords: low calorie taquitos, cinco de mayo, low carb lunch, kid-friendly cooking

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