southwestern chicken taquitos–healthy version

I really like those deep fried taquitos that they sell at the grocery store.  But at $7 a bag plus the extra deep fried cholesterol and fat, I decided I need to create a homemade healthy version.

And I did.

For this recipe you will need the following:

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 pkg cream cheese–I use fat free kind
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of shredde6d monteray jack cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • t tsp minced onions
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1 can 6 oz green chilis
  • tortillas, you can use whole wheat or white




Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.2014-04-15_00097

Place a small amount onto each tortilla and then roll them up.


You can either bake them at 425 for about 15 minutes or freeze them for later.

I place them onto a cookie sheet and freeze them solid.  When completely frozen, I put them into freezer plastic bags and put away for later use.

When ready to eat, I try and let them thaw overnight, but if I forget, I can just put them into the oven and bake them at 375 for about 30 minutes and then turn the heat up to 425 to get them nice and crispy for about 15 more minutes.

2014-04-16_00103Yummy and delicious.


3 responses to “southwestern chicken taquitos–healthy version

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  2. Amy Waddell

    Hello, I am wondering if you could let me know how this works out in terms of how many rolls roughly you end up with? Thank you so much

    • hello Amy, I used 1 pkg with 10 tortillas, but what I realize is that my family would prefer less filling , so I would stretch them out between 2 pkgs. Mine were the thickness of a burrito–like a frozen store bought version–but I would go about 1/2 of that:) hope that helps. I love these.

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