Chicken Taquitos


Thursday, February 20th 2020, 1:45 pm
By: News On 6


Miranda Fullbright with The Cheesecake Factory shares a recipe for chicken taquitos. 

 

Ingredients: 

1 lb.                             Chicken Breast, cooked, pulled

¼ cup                          Corn Kernels

¼ cup                          Green Chile Sauce*

¼ cup                          Enchilada Sauce*

3 oz.                            Jack Cheese, grated

3 oz.                            Cheddar Cheese, grated

2 Tbls.                         Cream Cheese

1 Tbl.                           Cilantro, minced

1 tsp.                           Jalapeños, canned, chopped

1-1/2 tsps.                   Kosher Salt

½ tsp.                          Black Pepper

Pinch                           Oregano, dry

 

10 ea.                           6” Corn Tortillas

1 ea.                             Egg (lightly beaten)

5 ea.                             Bamboo Skewers 6”

 

As needed                   Canola Oil, for frying

 

¼ cup                          Sour Cream

1 Tbl.                           Cilantro, minced

 

1/2 cup                        Guacamole*

1/2 cup                        Fresh Salsa*

 

  • Add enough oil to a heavy bottom straight sided pan to come two inches up the sides. Heat over medium heat to 350? on a deep-fry thermometer.
  • Place the chicken breast, corn, green chile sauce, enchilada sauce, jack cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cilantro, jalapeños, salt, black pepper and oregano into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Quickly fry the stack of tortillas in the oil for 5 seconds to soften the tortillas. Lay the tortillas onto a cutting board. Brush the top edge of each tortilla with egg wash and evenly divide the chicken mix onto each tortilla.
  • Roll each taquito tightly. Lay two taquitos side by side with the sealed edges facing inwards. Insert a bamboo skewer through the center of two taquitos. Repeat the process with the remaining taquitos
  • Fry the taquitos until crispy and golden brown (2-1/2 to 3 mins.).
  • Remove from the fryer and allow to drain on paper towels. Remove the bamboo skewer and cut the taquitos in half.
  • Drizzle the sour cream over the taquitos.
  • Sprinkle the cilantro over the taquitos and serve with guacamole and fresh salsa.

 

Serves 6 (20 taquitos)

 

*Green Chile Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Guacamole and Fresh Salsa are available at most major grocery stores.