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two crispy chicken taquitos on a plate topped with sour cream and a side of rice
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Taquitos Recipe

This easy chicken taquitos recipe has all the flavors of your favorite Mexican dish, all rolled up into one tasty, crispy tortilla roll!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, floutas, fried
Servings: 10 taquitos
Calories: 300kcal


  • 16 corn tortillas or 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 jar of salsa for inside your taquitos and to serve as a topping
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • vegetable oil
  • taco toppings: sour cream avocados, tomatoes, olives, lettuce etc.


  • 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 so they aren't as stiff.)
  • 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!)
  • Roll up the tortillas and secure with toothpicks.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 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.
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings!


Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 300kcal