November 12, 2010

I Love Taquitos!

Do these look good or what?  We have been making these for a few years now and absolutely love them.  So, you have to make these, because you and your family will absolutely love everything about them.  We made these last Sunday for dinner, we were going to grill up some steaks, but Jake was golfing all day, so when he got home, he wanted something quick and easy.  These taquitos are just that . . . quick and easy.  I hurried and threw some seasoning on a chicken breast and baked it in the oven for about 45 minutes, but if you have leftover chicken or even a rotisserie chicken, feel free to use that.  One large Costco chicken breast is enough for five taquitos.  

Chicken Taquitos

shredded chicken, cooked
cheddar cheese, grated
soft corn tortillas
iceberg lettuce, shredded
Roma tomatoes, chopped
yellow onion, finely chopped
jalapeno, ribbed, seeded and finely chopped 
cilantro, chopped
lime, juiced
salt and pepper
Italian dressing, opt.
sour cream or mexican crema
vegetable oil

For pico de gallo: Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper and a small amount of Italian dressing (if using); set aside.  Heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Warm tortillas in microwave, about 30 seconds or until pliable.  Top each tortilla with some shredded chicken and some shredded cheese.  Roll up tightly and fasten with a toothpick.  Place, toothpick side down, in hot oil and fry until crisp, flip using tongs and fry other side until crisp.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt.  Remove toothpicks.  Place on serving plate and drizzle with sour cream or crema or a mixture of both.  Top with shredded lettuce and fresh pico de gallo.  Serve.   

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