Baked Honey-Lime Chicken Taquitos

Having a Cinco De Mayo party?  These honey-lime baked chicken taquitos are sure to be a hit.  Serve them as an appetizer or even the main dish.  The honey-lime sauce used to marinate the chicken gives these babies a bit of sweet and savory in every bite.

Brett gave his usual “nod of approval” when (with his mouth full), he grumbled an “Oh yeah” in between each bite. That’s when I know something is really good. He even took leftovers to work for lunch.  And he’s not a leftover’s guy. 

If you are anything like me, nothing compliments Mexican food better than an ice cold diet coke:)  So crack one open for these!

Baked Honey-Lime Chicken Taquitos
Ingredients
12 corn tortillas
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (2 large breasts)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Honey-Lime Sauce:
2-3 limes, juiced (taste your sauce after one lime and add more juice if you want)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic
3 tablespoons sour cream (fat free works too)
Instructions
Preheat oven to 425.
In a small bowl whisk together the juice of 2-3 limes, honey, cumin, garlic, and sour cream.  In another bowl pour the honey-lime sauce over the shredded chicken.  Let it marinade for 20-30 minutes.
Mix the cheese in with the chicken mix, and add a dash of salt and pepper.  
Place a damp paper towel over one corn tortilla and microwave for 20-30 seconds, until the tortilla is soft and moist, and doesn’t crack when you roll it. 
Place a spoonful of chicken on one end of the corn tortilla and roll it up tightly. 
Repeat until all corn tortillas are rolled.  
Place the taquito seam-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Lay taquitos next to each other, but not touching.  Brush a little bit of olive oil over the tops of the taquitos and sprinkle with salt. 
Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

adapted from Plain Chicken 
makes 12 taquitos

Comments

  1. i was searching for a good sweet corn recipe…and i finally got it..thk u so much for posting..looks lovely…will def try this. http://www.apexmatch.com/maize.php

  2. Kristy… this looks amazing (added plus of being baked not fried)! i have to make these for cinco de mayo! You get my nod of approval as well!

  3. Billy will love me forever if I make these and I will love myself forever if I make your last cupcakes…..seriously, you make the BEST FOOD!!! WHEN CAN WE HANG OUT!?!?!

  4. Hmm, I’ve never had taquitos before and this recipe looks interesting. I’ll have to try it sometime.

  5. These look so dang good! I should make these this weekend! tortillas count as “carbing up” right? :)

    and I second Janae’s question “when can we hang out??” the girls should go for a run and fro yo and the boys can go play basketball or baseball or whatever they want to do. ;)

  6. These look so dang good! I should make these this weekend! tortillas count as “carbing up” right? :)

    and I second Janae’s question “when can we hang out??” the girls should go for a run and fro yo and the boys can go play basketball or baseball or whatever they want to do. ;)

  7. These taquitos inspired a Cinco de May meal last night. They were delish.

  8. I’m making these for the third time! Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. Thanks for the recipe. I have a husband who hates anything creamy so I was discouraged when I saw sour cream as one of the ingredients. Instead I added a little balsamic vinegar and some olive oil and made kind of a vinegrette. It was really good. I saved a little for dipping.

  10. Made these tonight for dinner! They were really good… For “Just Us,” Once you mix everything together, it’s not actually creamy like you think. Your husband would never know ;)

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