Easy Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos are so easy to prepare, you’ll be amazed. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with chicken, cream cheese, and salsa verde. They make a great addition to your next football viewing party as a great appetizer and they freeze well, so you can assemble them ahead of time!

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Making this Recipe for Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquito Ingredients

The ingredients in these chicken taquitos are super simple! You’ll need:

  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Cooking Spray
  • Cilantro

Shredded chicken is super versatile for weeknight dinners. 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 Chicken Taquitos.

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.

You’ll combine cream cheese, Mexican blend cheese, and Salsa Verde with shredded chicken. If you prefer a different type of cheese, try  Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack or even just regular cheddar.

Baked Taquito Filling Variations

You don’t have to limit this recipe for Baked Chicken Taquitos to Chicken! Feel free to stuff the wonton wrappers with a variety of ingredients. Here are a few ideas:

Meat Variations for Baked Taquitos

Salsa Variations for Baked Taquitos

  • 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. I love this Easy Restaurant Style Salsa.
  • Another fun idea is to use my favorite Homemade Chile Gravy Enchilada Sauce instead of a salsa.

Vegetarian Baked Taquitos

No meat? No problem! Swap the meat for equal amounts of beans. I recommend using half refried beans and half whole beans because the beans provide some texture. Black or Pinto Beans both work great.

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Baked Chicken Taquito Tips

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.

Do I have to Use Wonton Wrappers in this Recipe

No! I love how easy the Wonton Wrappers are to use. In my opinion they’re the perfect size, and you don’t have to fuss with any extra steps to make them pliable, but feel free to use corn tortillas if you prefer.

Because corn tortillas break easily when rolled, it is best to steam them first before rolling, then proceed with the recipe as usual.

Can I Fry These Taquitos?

Yes, you can fry these if you prefer. A fryer works best, but you can also use a large skillet as long as it is deep enough to accommodate approximately 2 inches deep of oil. For a fryer, follow the manufacturer instructions for adding oil and heating.

Fried Taquito Cook times: Heat the oil to 350 degrees F, add 3 taquitos at a time and fry until golden brown and crispy, approximately 2-5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet.

How to Freeze Taquitos

To Freeze Unbaked:

  1. Follow the recipe as written through the assembly step, but do not spray with oil.
  2. Then, transfer the baking sheet full of the prepped taquitos to the freezer. Freeze until solid.
  3. Then, transfer the frozen taquitos to a labeled zip top freezer bag.
  4. To cook, spray the frozen taquitos with oil and bake according to the recipe temperature until heated through, golden and crispy.

To Freeze Baked Taquitos:

  1. After preparing and baking the taquitos according to the recipe, cool completely.
  2. After cooled, transfer the baking sheet full of the taquitos to the freezer.
  3. Freeze until solid. Then, transfer the frozen taquitos to a labeled zip top freezer bag.
  4. To reheat: place the taquitos on a baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees until heated through and crispy. Alternatively, small batches can be reheated in the toaster oven.

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Taquitos

Check out some of these favorite recipes, or browse the ingredient index archives for even more great appetizers.

Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos are perfect as an appetizer (or serve them up for dinner) with a side of 5 Minute Basic Guacamole and Easy Restaurant Style Salsa for dipping.

Classic hummus is transformed into this Roasted Salsa Verde Hummus with the addition of roasted poblano, jalapeño, tomatillo, onion, cilantro, and lime.

Ultimate Easy Nachos Recipe whips up in a pinch and make Super Bowl appetizers super simple to prepare (and serve), leaving you with more time to socialize, eat, and enjoy the game!

Easy Black Bean Salad is a great side dish to accompany a bowl of tortilla chips. Try making your own chips to serve with this salad using this recipe for Cumin Chipotle Lime Baked Tortilla Chips

Do you like Guacamole? Give this Deconstructed Guacamole a try for something different. It features all of your favorite guacamole elements, but in a deconstructed manner.

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Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos

Easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos

Yield: 16 Wontons
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos are so easy to prepare, you'll be amazed. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with chicken, cream cheese, and salsa verde. They make a great addition to your next football viewing party as a great appetizer and they freeze well, so you can assemble them ahead of time!

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Salsa Verde
  • 2 ounces 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)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the salsa verde, cream cheese, and Mexican cheese blend.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the shredded chicken and mix well.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly between each of the wonton wrappers.
  7. Place the chicken mixture on the wrapper and roll up, leaving the ends open. Then, place rolled wrappers on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Repeat until all wrappers have been used.
  9. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of each rolled wonton wrapper with a small amount of olive oil.
  10. 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.
  11. Place the baked taquitos on a plate and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro.
  12. Serve, immediately, with salsa and guacamole for dipping.

Notes

Do I have to Use Wonton Wrappers in this Recipe

No! I love how easy the Wonton Wrappers are to use. In my opinion they're the perfect size, and you don't have to fuss with any extra steps to make them pliable, but feel free to use corn tortillas if you prefer. Because corn tortillas break easily when rolled, it is best to steam them first before rolling, then proceed with the recipe as usual.

Can I Fry These Taquitos?

Yes, you can fry these if you prefer. A fryer works best, but you can also use a large skillet as long as it is deep enough to accommodate approximately 2 inches deep of oil. For a fryer, follow the manufacturer instructions for adding oil and heating.

Fried Taquito Cook times: Heat the oil to 350 degrees F, add 3 taquitos at a time and fry until golden brown and crispy, approximately 2-5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet.

How to Freeze Taquitos

To Freeze Unbaked: Follow the recipe as written through the assembly step, but do not spray with oil. Then, transfer the baking sheet full of the prepped taquitos to the freezer. Freeze until solid. Then, transfer the frozen taquitos to a labeled zip top freezer bag. To cook, spray the frozen taquitos with oil and bake according to the recipe temperature until heated through, golden and crispy.

To Freeze Baked Taquitos: After preparing and baking the taquitos according to the recipe, cool completely. After cooled, transfer the baking sheet full of the taquitos to the freezer. Freeze until solid. Then, transfer the frozen taquitos to a labeled zip top freezer bag. To reheat: place the taquitos on a baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees until heated through and crispy. Alternatively, small batches can be reheated in the toaster oven.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 2
Amount Per ServingCalories 165 Total Fat 9g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 210mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 0g Sugar 1g Protein 11g
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