Cilantro Lime Baked Chicken Taquitos

In America these are commonly known as taquitos, but I have always known them as flautas, or flutes– not “flutes” as in the type you play music with, but the type you dip into a chunky guacamole and eat for lunch or dinner or any time really.

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Rolled taquitos one of my kids’ favorite foods, not to mention mine as well. I absolutely love the taste of sea salt on baked flour tortillas. It is as close as I can get to a beach on a summer day.

Now the thing with rolled taquitos, is that they are similar to soft tacos. They are very versatile. When you grow up in Mexico, eating tacos is always an option at home since tortillas are a must at any Mexican kitchen. They pair perfectly with almost any leftover food that you might have in the fridge.

That being said, if you’re not in the mood to go get a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, you can always replace that with shredded beef, ground beef or ground turkey. Another option is to boil chicken thighs or chicken breast seasoned with chicken bouillon and once the meat is tender, shred the meat with two forks.

Don’t forget that rolled taquitos can be eaten as they come out of the oven or they can also be dressed with a sassy salsa verde or picadillo salsa.

Serve with a dab of sour cream on top and a side of guacamole. Also, as with almost any other taco, you can add a little finely shredded cabbage on top and a slice of lime on the side.

Now to the recipe!

Serves 3

9 flour tortillas

2 cups of rotisserie chicken, shredded

Juice of one lime

½ cup chopped cilantro

1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese

¼ tsp of salt

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp powder cumin

Sea salt

Cooking spray


To prepare the filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the shredded chicken with the lime juice, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, salt, black pepper and cumin.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with the cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Roll the chicken mix in the flour tortillas and place them over the sprayed cookie sheet.
  4. Spray the taquitos with the cooking spray, then sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 F.

That’s it for this recipe, amigos. Thanks for visiting, and as always, Provecho!