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Easy Taquitos Recipe – Crispy Tortilla Rolls


This easy taquitos recipe has all the flavors of your favorite Mexican dish, all rolled up into one tasty,crispy tortilla roll!


The original recipe I found years ago calls these delicious taquitos “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! Here is the delicious recipe:

Easy Taquitos Recipe – Crispy Tortilla Rolls


  • 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.



This post originally published in January 2013. 

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