the baker upstairs: baked honey lime chicken taquitos

9.24.2014

baked honey lime chicken taquitos

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Taquitos! Who doesn't love them? I've mentioned before that we eat a LOT of Mexican/southwest food, and I just can't get enough of it! Last week I was craving some of that honey lime flavor from the grilled chicken I made a little while ago, and when I found a recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen (seriously, go check out her gorgeous pictures!) on Pinterest, I couldn't wait to try it! These baked honey lime chicken taquitos are really quick to make, and were a big hit with my whole family. I served them with some fresh veggies and fruit for a light and easy dinner. I'm planning to make a big batch for the freezer so we can have them on hand for lazy/busy nights. They are a new favorite around here!

Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

for the taquitos:
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie works great)
juice of one lime
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheese
8 fajita sized flour tortillas
cooking spray
coarse salt

for the dipping sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons green taco sauce
juice of one lime
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, add the lime juice, honey, chili powder, and garlic powder, and whisk to combine. Toss the chicken in the sauce until coated. Spread 1/8 of the filling across the middle of each tortilla in a thin line, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll up tightly and place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

While the taquitos are baking, combine the sour cream, green taco sauce, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve warm taquitos with dipping sauce and enjoy!

adapted from Lovely Little Kitchen


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