Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos
Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos are so easy to prepare, you’ll be amazed. They make a great addition to your next football viewing party as a great appetizer, as part of a Cinco de Mayo Celebration, or even as an appetizer for your next Mexican Night at home.
Shredded chicken is super versatile for weeknight dinners, so I almost always keep small, 1 – 2 cup, portions of my favorite Shredded Mexican Crockpot Chicken in the freezer. I love the flavor that this chicken adds to really simple at home Mexican fare, like these Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos.
You’ll combine cream cheese, Mexican blend cheese (Or whatever you prefer. You can use Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack or even just regular cheddar.), and Salsa Verde with shredded chicken.
Any favorite store-bought brand of salsa verde will work. But, if you prefer homemade, try making a batch of this Easy Roasted Salsa Verde – it is worth the extra time!
To mix up the flavors in these tasty Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos, try a regular red tomato based salsa in place of the recommended Salsa Verde. If you prefer pork to chicken, I like this Slow Cooker Southwestern Pulled Pork.
Once you have the chicken taken care of, all you have to do is combine a few ingredients (cream cheese, Mexican cheese and Salsa Verde) with the chicken. Then roll the creamy, cheesy chicken mixture into Wonton rolls. Then, brush with oil and bake.
If make ahead appetizers are your thing, I recommend making the filling ahead of time but holding off on assembling or baking until you’re ready to serve. Enjoy these simple Taquitos straight out of the oven for best results. Once cooked to safe handling temperature, you’ll have a baking sheet full of crispy-on-the-outside, hot-and-cheesy on the inside chicken bites.
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Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos
Yield: 16 Wontons
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 - 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 - 40 minutes
You’ll be amazed at how easy these Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos are. They’re perfect for a quick and tasty weeknight meal or for an appetizer as part of a Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
- Cooking Spray
- 1/4 cup Salsa Verde
- 1 1/2 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 16 wonton wrappers
- 1 1/2 cup cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (for garnish, optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, such as the 9x13 Air Perfect Bakeware Pan, with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the salsa verde, cream cheese, and Mexican cheese blend. Stir until combined. Add the shredded chicken and mix well.
Divide the mixture evenly between each of the wonton wrappers. Place the chicken mixture on the wrapper and roll up, leaving the ends open. Then, place rolled wrappers on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all wrappers have been used.
Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of each rolled wonton wrapper with a small amount of olive oil.
Place the pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake at 400 degrees F for 15 - 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until crispy and golden.
Place the baked taquitos on a plate and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Serve, immediately, with salsa and guacamole for dipping.