Crispy Tortilla Rolls

I would call these Taquitos, but the original recipe I found years ago says they are “Crispy Tortilla Rolls”, so call it what you will- they are YUMMY and couldn’t be any easier to make! It is pretty much your standard Mexican meal- tortillas, cheese, salsa and whatever else sounds good!


16 corn tortillas or 10 flour tortillas.
1 jar of Salsa- you won’t use the whole thing, unless you want to!
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (about 4 cups)
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
Vegetable oil
Toppings: Sour Cream, Avocados, Tomatoes, Olives, Lettuce etc.


1. Warm the tortillas by placing the entire stack on a plate in the microwave and heating them for about a minute. (This just makes them easier to fold since they aren’t as stiff.)

2. Spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon salsa, 2 tablespoons of chicken and 2 tablespoons cheese. (Those are approximate measurements- if you want more of any ingredient, adjust to your liking!)

3. Roll up the tortillas and secure with toothpicks.

4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Add about 3 tortilla rolls at a time (depending on what fits best in your pan) and cook until they’re golden brown on all sides.

6. Serve with Sour Cream, Avocados, Tomatoes & Lettuce, or your favorite taco toppings.


Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
Totally adding these 3 things to my grocery list. ;) - 6 hours ago

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  1. Tasha says

    I definatly want to try these. I like your idea of buttering the pan and just frying them that way. We do tortillas that way for tacos and they are crisp and yummy too. Mmmm, I really want to try these now. I am a big Mexican food fan too.