Out of all the things I’ve made for my family, these taquitos have to be the crowd favorite. They seem to disappear as they’re cooked….Oh wait, that was me….doing a taste test….You should always taste as you cook guys…. but on a serious note these are great for appetizers or even as a main meal. I eat them by themselves with all the extra guac and salsa! Recipe down below.
Serving size: About 15 Taquitos
The magic that makes it taste good:
- 4 each Chicken Breast
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 5 cloves Garlic, fresh chopped
- Vegetable stock, enough to cover half the chicken when in the crockpot
- 1 lime juice, fresh
- Corn Tortillas
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Chili Powder, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Onion powder, to taste
- Cumin, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Frying oil of your choice, I prefer to use safflower or peanut oil.
How to make magic:
- Get out your betty crocker crock pot and turn it on, we are taking this part of the cooking old school. Add the chicken breasts, onion, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and enough vegetable stock to cover half of the chicken.
- Leave that in the crock pot until it is done and starts to pull apart like shredded chicken! If liquid levels get too low just add a little more stock.
- When the chicken is done put it in a bowl or container without the juices, let it cool. once cool add some cheese to your liking and set aside.
- Get your oil preheated in a pan. Cook tortillas in oil on each side for 30sec-1 min to get them soft and pliable. lay out on paper towels to drain.
- In the middle of each tortilla, put a spoonful of chicken mixture. Using your hands, roll the tortilla like a burrito without tucking in the ends. Use toothpicks to hold it together so it doesn’t come unrolled.
- With oil still being hot, start to gently place taquitos in the oil. I usually do about 6 at a time. do not overcrowd your pan. You may have to turn taquitos once during cooking depending how big your pan is and how high up the oil goes.
- When they are golden, brown, and delicious, place them on a rack to drain.
- Serve with Guacamole (see recipe) and enjoy!