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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 25 mins | Servings: 10 -12 taquitos

Prepping these crispy, crunchy taquitos is so incredibly easy. With only five ingredients you can throw this together for a flash appetizer, dinner, or snack. Fried or baked, either way, these Chipotle Chicken Taquitos are freaking delicious!


3 c. shredded chicken (I used one large boneless chicken breast)

1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

3 c. shredded cheese (like Monterey Jack, cheddar, or a combination of your favourite cheese)

12 7” flour tortillas (or corn tortillas, if preferred)

2-3 c. canola oil for frying (or 1 tbsp canola oil to brush the tortillas with if baking)

Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

Pico de Gallo

Shredded lettuce

Shredded cotija cheese

Mexican crema or sour cream

How to make 5-Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Step 1: Place the shredded chicken breasts, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce in a medium bowl. Toss to combine. If desired, you can add more or fewer peppers and the adobo sauce.

Step 2: Begin to assemble: On a work surface, lay the tortillas and fill the bottom third of the tortillas with 1/3 cup shredded chicken mixture, sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese, roll each tortilla tightly, and secure the end with a toothpick.

Fry the taquitos:

Step 1: In a heavy bottom fry pan or pot, pour enough oil to cover about a half-inch of the pan. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F. Using a candy thermometer, check the oil temperature. Alternately, test the oil temperature by dropping a piece of tortilla. Once it sizzles, the oil is hot enough.

Step 2: To the hot oil, place the filled tortillas, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. If needed, cook in batches. Fry for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.

Step 3: Remove the fried tortillas from the pan and onto a plate or cutting board lined with paper towels.

Bake the taquitos:

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 425 degrees F.

Step 2: On a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper, place the tortillas and lightly brush the tortillas with canola oil.

Step 3: Place inside the preheated oven and bake the tortillas for about 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.

Step 4: Remove from the oven and transfer the tortillas to a plate.

Step 5: It’s time to serve! Remove the toothpicks and serve with avocado salsa verde, pico de gallo, sour cream or Mexican crema, shredded lettuce, and grated or crumbled cotija cheese. Or enjoy on their own.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (1 gram): Calories 572 | Fat 19g29% | Saturated Fat 7g44% | Cholesterol 58mg19% | Sodium 1174mg51% | Potassium 325mg9% | Carbohydrates 69g23% | Fiber 3g13% | Sugar 6g7% | Protein 29g58% | Vitamin A 319IU6% | Calcium 316mg32% | Iron 5mg28%