Easy Chicken Taquitos Recipe

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 taquitos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Easy Chicken Taquitos recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. Chicken and vegetables with a simple, creamy avocado dip make a quick and healthy meal for the whole family! These burrito-style wraps are so addicting – you’ll want to make them every week!


For Chicken Taquitos:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 23 Tablespoons red onion-diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper-diced
  • 1/2 cup canned corn- drained
  • 1 garlic clove-minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chicken breast- cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup +1 Tablespoon salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaf- chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella or your favorite)
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas (6-inch diameter)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter-melted

For Avocado Dip:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

For serving:

  • iceberg lettuce
  • cherry -tomato


  1. In a large skillet combine olive oil, red onion, green bell pepper and cook over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add corn, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and cook another 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add cooked shredded chicken, salsa, salt and stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and cilantro.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees and grease baking dish with melted butter.
  5. Evenly divide chicken and vegetables mixture onto 8 tortillas, roll them tightly and place them in the baking dish. Brush each taquito with melted butter. Bake for 15-18 minutes until tortillas become golden brown.
  6. To make Avocado Dip, in a small bowl mash avocado, add sour cream, lime juice and stir until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.