Baked Chicken & Tomato Taquitos Recipe

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This recipe turned out extremely well! These taquitos are absolutely delicious, and would be the perfect way to incorporate Hunt's Canned Tomatoes into a Mexican-Inspired dish for dinner or even a party. 

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First, I will start off with a kitchen hack! Read the instructions below the photo. This was such a great way to make shredded chicken. 

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A BONUS KITCHEN HACK

Using a roaster chicken for shredded chicken is genius! I absolutely loved using this method, compared to spending literally hours waiting for chicken breasts to slowly boil, then become soft enough to shred. This seriously saved me many hours of prep work, and tasted incredible! 

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INGREDIENTS:

3/4 Can Hunt's Tomatoes

1 Roaster Chicken 

1/2C. - 1 C. Cream Cheese

1/4 - 1/2 Onion

2 Cloves Garlic 

Olive Oil 

Mexican Seasonings and Salt

1/4 - 1/2 Bunch Cilantro

1 C. Shredded Mexican Cheese or Cheddar.

Tiny Bit of a Jalapeno (Optional)

Small sized corn or flour tortillas (I used corn)

Sour Cream For Dipping

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Amazing Recipe Idea - Mexican Food - #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) To shred the chicken - (make sure chicken has cooled, and use your hands (I used rubber gloves), to begin to tear apart all of the meat on the roaster chicken. Set aside, and discard bones and anything you can't use.

2.) Chop onions and garlic, and set aside.

3.) Simmer a tablespoon or so of olive oil, in a medium saucepan (I used one with sides). Once warm, add chopped garlic and onion. Also add about 1/4 tbsp or more of the Mexican seasoning. and a pinch of salt if desired. Stir. Optionally, add a tiny bit of the jalapeno pepper - this added SO much flavor and wasn't even really spicy. 

4.) Add shredded chicken to the onions and garlic mixture.

5.) Strain some of the excess juices out of the Hunt's Tomatoes, and add 3/4 or 1 whole can to the chicken mixture. Stir until combined, and again, season the chicken tomato mixture.

6.) Turn off heat, and add the cream cheese and shredded cheddar, and a little bit more seasoning if you like. Stir until combined well. 

7.) Chop leaves off cilantro, and add that to the rest of the ingredients.

8.) Preheat oven at 350-375 degrees, use PAM on Pyrex dish or baking dish.

9.) Warm corn tortillas in the microwave or on a warm stove. 

10.) Spread a small amount of the chicken mixture onto the centers of each tortilla. Wrap the tortillas around the mixture. Practice first, because the corn tortillas can easily split and break.

11.) Bake at 350-375 Degrees for about 25 minutes, and serve with a side of sour cream. These taste amazing!! Enjoy!

 Look how beautiful this filling turned out! You can use this as dip with chips. or fill any type of burrito quesadilla, or taquitos with this. 

Look how beautiful this filling turned out! You can use this as dip with chips. or fill any type of burrito quesadilla, or taquitos with this. 

 This is a good amount of filling to use! Roll these up and bake them in a glass dish at 350 Degrees for about 25 minutes. 

This is a good amount of filling to use! Roll these up and bake them in a glass dish at 350 Degrees for about 25 minutes. 

 Serve with a side of sour cream, they are incredibly tasty!!!

Serve with a side of sour cream, they are incredibly tasty!!!

WHERE TO FIND THESE INGREDIENTS...

The great thing about this recipe, is that most of the ingredients were easy to find at Walmart. They have great prices on these ingredients, which is great if you're serving these to a crowd, or just making them for family. The Hunt's Tomatoes were found in the Tomato Sauce aisle. The organic yellow onions and garlic were found right in the front of the store by the fresh produce, too! 

Amazing Recipe Idea - Mexican Food - #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias
Amazing Recipe Idea - Mexican Food - #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias
Amazing Recipe Idea - Mexican Food - #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias
Amazing Recipe Idea - Mexican Food - #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias

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