Baked Chicken Taquitos with Salsa Verde


Get ready to savor the crispy, delicious flavors of our Baked Chicken Taquitos with Salsa Verde. These taquitos are filled with seasoned, shredded chicken, wrapped in a golden, crunchy tortilla, and served with a tangy salsa verde. They're a perfect snack or meal, offering a healthier twist on a traditional favorite.

Baked Chicken Taquitos with Salsa Verde

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 2-3 taquitos


  • Cooked chicken, shredded: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Corn tortillas: 12
  • Grated cheese (such as Monterey Jack or Cheddar): 150 grams (5.3 ounces)
  • Olive oil: for brushing
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

For the Salsa Verde

  • Tomatillos, husked and rinsed: 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped: 30 grams (1 ounce)
  • Garlic clove: 1
  • Fresh cilantro: 15 grams (0.5 ounces)
  • Lime juice: 15 ml (0.5 ounce)
  • Salt: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix shredded chicken with half of the grated cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Warm the tortillas to make them pliable, then spoon the chicken mixture onto each tortilla and roll tightly.
  4. Place the taquitos seam side down on the baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and golden.
  6. For the salsa verde, blend tomatillos, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt until smooth.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For extra flavor, add cumin or paprika to the chicken mixture.
  • Serve with a side of guacamole or sour cream for dipping.
  • You can also fry the taquitos for a more traditional approach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn? Yes, but corn tortillas give a more authentic texture and flavor.
  • How long can I store the salsa verde? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Can these taquitos be frozen? Yes, freeze them before baking and add a few extra minutes to the baking time when ready to eat.