Crispy Chicken Taquitos

Crispy Chicken Taquitos

:10 Prep
:10 Cook
:20 Total
8 Serves

What You'll Need:

  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 toothpicks
  • sour cream to serve, optional
  • salsa to serve, optional


Level: Easy

As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Season 2, Episode 4. Christmas Sing-A-Long.

Add enough oil to a heavy bottom straight sided pan to come 2 inches up the sides. Place over medium heat and warm to 350 degrees on a deep fry thermometer.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cheese, cumin and salsa. Spoon about a 1/4 cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick. Working in batches of 2 or 3 at a time place the flautas in the hot oil and fry, flipping as needed to brown evenly, until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using tongs, remove the taquitos to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Continue with the remaining taquitos. Serve along side salsa and sour cream for dipping if desired.