Exploding Chicken Taquitos

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (9 3/4 to 10-ounce) can 98-percent fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup salsa, plus more, as dip, optional
  • 1/3 cup shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry taco seasoning mix
  • 8 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas
  • Fat-free sour cream, as dip, optional
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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

Remove chicken mixture from the refrigerator, 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 it with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Dampen 2 paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave for about 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and pliable.

Place one tortilla flat on a clean dry surface (keep the rest between the paper towels), and spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons filling onto the tortilla. Spread it evenly across the entire surface, and roll the tortilla up tightly, so that you have a cigar-shaped tube. Secure with toothpicks, if needed, and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Bake in the oven until crispy, 14 to 16 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa for dipping, if using. Enjoy!

PER SERVING (2 taquitos): 197 calories, 2.5g fat, 594mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 20.5g protein

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  • on June 01, 2014

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    These are very tasty. I fill them pretty full and serve them for dinner with a side salad and cole slaw. The family loves them. I follow the directions as written, but omit the sour cream for dipping.

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  • on July 25, 2013

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    Very tasty! I'm on Weight Watchers & was looking for something yummy & healthy. I think it's all in the salsa and seasoning. I used Tostito's medium heat salsa and seasoning from scratch (I know...not helpful. I had roasted a chicken the night before so I used 5oz of it shredded, 5 corn tortillas, and 2%mexican style shredded cheese. I don't care for how the fat free melts or tastes. I probably made them a little fat but had 3 for a very filling dinner...7 points :

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  • on September 26, 2012

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    These were horrible, they just didn't taste right.

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