Easy Gluten Free Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Easy Gluten Free Baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with mexican style chicken, cheese and salsa then are rolled up and baked until crispy. They make a delicious appetizer or family-friendly weeknight meal!

gluten free baked chicken taquitos recipe

Chicken Taquito Ingredients

The ingredient list is simple! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Gluten-Free Tortillas. Mission GF wraps are easily found in most grocery stores. I also love Siete Foods for a grain-free option that are also found in most large stores.
  • Shredded Chicken. Any cooked chicken will work.  I often use rotisserie chicken for a shortcut (Costco’s are labeled gluten-free and inexpensive too!) and I always use the leftover meat and bones to make homemade chicken broth.
  • Cheddar cheese. If you need a dairy-free option, use your favorite kind, or you can leave it out completely.
  • Cream cheese, softened. For a dairy-free option, Kite Hill is the best! Definitely don’t skip out on the cream cheese since it helps create the creamy filling.
  • Salsa. your favorite kind.
  • Spices. chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. These spices give the taquitos a classic mexican-insoired flavor.

Make sure you have lots of toppings for serving! Here are some suggestions:

  • shredded lettuce
  • fresh salsa
  • gaucamole
  • chopped cilantro

How to Make these Chicken Taquitos

  1. Mix filling. Add shredded chicken, cream cheese, salsa to a mixing bowl and mix well. Add seasonings and stir well to combine.
  2. Fill. Place a large spoonful of filling in a line along each tortilla and roll tightly. If the tortillas you are using seem to be cracking or breaking while rolling, prep them first by warming for about 15 – 30 seconds on each side until soft and pliable.
  3. Bake Taquitos. Preheat oven to 425.
    Brush the taquitos lightly with oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are browned and crispy.

Let’s Eat!

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Gluten Free Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Easy Gluten Free Baked Chicken Taquitos are stuffed with mexican style chicken, cheese and salsa then are rolled up and baked until crispy. They make a delicious appetizer or meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, Mexican
Keyword: cheese, chicken, salsa, taquitos

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Gluten Free Flour Tortillas depending on size.
  • 2 cups Shredded Chicken Take a shortcut by using already cooked rotisserie chicken.
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 4-6 oz Cream Cheese softened

Optional Toppings for Serving

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Gaucamole

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • In a bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, spices, cream cheese, salsa and shredded cheese.
  • Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture then roll up tightly. Lay each tortilla seam down on a baking sheet and brush each one lightly with oil. *If you find that the tortillas you are using are cracking or breaking, heat tortillas first according to package directions.Usually in a skillet over medium-high heat about 10 - 15 seconds per side until the tortillas become more pliable.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until taquitos are browned and crispy.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings-shredded lettuce, guacamole and/or salsa are great options!

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious and tastes as good as a restaurant. It is easy and these are good leftover. My whole family loves them and we make them often. Thank you for this recipe!

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