Saturday, March 24, 2012

Southwestern Chicken Taquitos

 These yummy chicken taquitos are adapted from this recipe from Chef in Training. My sister and I have made these several times within the past couple of weeks. We added chopped spinach and black beans, which were very nice additions! I also used cooked turkey meat from the deli this time.

Originally, my sister made gluten-free flour tortillas with the whole grain flour blend, but said that they were too much work, so then I began making them with crepes using the flour blend. Crepes are super easy, and they made thin wraps, which were perfect for this meal.

4 eggs
8 oz. almond milk
4 oz. whole grain flour blend
1/4 t. sea salt

Make according to these directions for basic crepes. When I used my small omelet pan, this made about 15 small crepes/wraps.

4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. salsa
1 T. lime juice
1/2 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 T. green onion, sliced
2 c. fresh spinach, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 c. shredded cooked chicken or turkey
1 c. shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic. Once combined, stir in the cilantro, green onions, spinach, and black beans. Add the chicken and cheese; mix thoroughly. (If you decided to prep this in advance, refrigerate the mixture at this point until ready to continue.)

Making the Taquitos
Spoon about 3T. of chicken mixture into each of the crepes, and roll up into taquitos. Place wraps seam-side down on baking sheet. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or till golden brown on the edges.
You can serve with salsa, sour cream, and/ or guacamole.
These taquitos can be frozen, and then baked without thawing for 20 min.
Makes about 15 taquitos.

1 comment:

  1. Would it be possible for you to put this in cups, etc. Thanks! MOM