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Creamy chicken and spinach taquito plated with apple slaw and lime

Creamy Chicken & Spinach Taquitos

  • Author: Victoria Cozen
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 14 taquitos=7 servings 1x

Description

These creamy chicken and spinach taquitos are a fresh twist on classic taquitos, filled with roasted chicken, three cheeses, fresh spinach and a creamy salsa that can’t be beat.


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Ingredients

For the chicken filling:

  • 2 cups shredded roasted chicken
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 15 small/medium flour tortillas 

For the creamy salsa:

  • 6oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare 1-2 baking trays, if not nonstick brush with olive oil.
  2. To prepare the filling, shred roasted chicken until you obtain 2 cups. Chop the fresh spinach.
  3. In a large bowl toss the chicken, spinach and three cheeses together with a pinch of salt.
  4. To make the sauce blend cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, agave and spices in a blender until completely smooth.
  5. Pour sauce over chicken mixture and toss until mixture is completely coated in creamy salsa.
  6. Prepare the tortillas by warming them to make them soft. Dampen two paper towels and place 5 tortillas in between the towels, microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. To assemble the taquitos, place a couple spoonfuls of filling on one side of the tortilla
  8. Roll tightly and place seam side down on baking tray. Repeat for all taquitos.
  9. Brush all of the taquitos with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  10. Bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes or until edges are crispy and golden brown.
 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 taquitos
  • Calories: 517 calories
  • Sugar: 2.4 g
  • Fat: 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg