baked honey lime chicken taquitos
Taquitos! Who doesn’t love them? I’ve mentioned before that we eat a LOT of Mexican/southwest food, and I just can’t get enough of it! Last week I was craving some of that honey lime flavor from the grilled chicken I made a little while ago, and when I found a recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen (seriously, go check out her gorgeous pictures!) on Pinterest, I couldn’t wait to try it! These baked honey lime chicken taquitos are really quick to make, and were a big hit with my whole family. I served them with some fresh veggies and fruit for a light and easy dinner. I’m planning to make a big batch for the freezer so we can have them on hand for lazy/busy nights. They are a new favorite around here!
Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos
for the taquitos:
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie works great)
juice of one lime
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheese
8 fajita sized flour tortillas
for the dipping sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons green taco sauce
juice of one lime
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, add the lime juice, honey, chili powder, and garlic powder, and whisk to combine. Toss the chicken in the sauce until coated. Spread 1/8 of the filling across the middle of each tortilla in a thin line, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll up tightly and place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
While the taquitos are baking, combine the sour cream, green taco sauce, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve warm taquitos with dipping sauce and enjoy!
adapted from Lovely Little Kitchen
is the green taco sauce like green enchilada sauce? Or salsa verde?
I used La Victoria brand green taco sauce, and found it at the grocery store in the Mexican food section. It's a spicy sauce made of green tomatoes and tomatillos. If you can't find it, I think salsa verde would be a good substitute.