Monday, March 14, 2011

Chicken, Bacon and Cream Cheese Mini Taquitos


I made these  Chicken, Bacon and Cream Cheese Mini Taquitos as part of a review and giveaway I have going on (go enter to win!), and had to share them here on my recipe page too. They were a little tedious to make lots of tiny taquitos, but it was worth it. They're nice and tiny and cute too and were great little lunch munchies while Nascar was on. The littlest kids didn't want to try them, but us 3 older ones loved them, and the dip was fantastic too! I used Swanson's Premium Chicken in these, but you certainly can use any leftover cooked chicken instead.

Taste and Tell's Chicken, Bacon and Cream Cheese Mini Taquitos

1/3 of a 16-ounce package bacon (about 6 slices), chopped
1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cans (12.5 ounces each) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained (or used leftover cooked chicken)
8 flour tortillas (10-inch)
Vegetable oil (I used canola)
1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and cut up
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
dash Dried dill weed
dash Garlic powder
dash Ground black pepper

1.Cook the bacon in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
2.Stir the bacon, cream cheese and chicken in a medium bowl.
3.Cut each tortilla into 3 (3-inch) circles using a round cutter. Spoon about 2 teaspoons chicken mixture in the center of each (one) tortilla round. Roll the tortillas around the filling and secure with toothpicks.
4.Pour the oil into a heavy 4-quart saucepan to a depth of 3 inches. Heat the oil to 350°F.
5.Add the taquitos to the saucepan in batches and cook until well browned on all sides. Remove the taquitos from the saucepan and let drain on paper towels. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
6.Mash the avocado in a medium bowl with a fork. Stir in the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, vinegar, salt, parsley, onion powder, dill weed, garlic powder and black pepper. Serve with the taquitos for dipping.





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42 Comments:

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

Those look really good!!!

Nichol said...

Yum. I am going to have to make these on a fight night, the boys will love them!

Anonymous said...

These were wonderful! Just a couple of thoughts...throw in a little monteray jack cheese with the chicken. Also, my kids don't like avocados --so we made the sauce without it and it was great! Kind of a ranch type flavor--but better! thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

oh yum. I'm making these tonight. Thanks for saving me a trip to the grocery store!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Wow! Those look incredible!! Perfect for game-watching! :) I would love to have you link it up to the College Football Tailgate link party! http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/11/college-football-saturday-tailgate-football-memorabilia-collage.html

Keeley McGuire said...

These look delicious!
Visiting from the Mom Endeavors Link up :)

Can't wait to try!

sarah said...

so excited to make for the holidays..thx..

Monica said...

These look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Not only does this recipe look delicious, but I have the same bowl you have in the picture. Enameled steel, strawberries. You must have gotten it from your mom. . . Diane

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

^ Yes Diane, it is a steel bowl! My Mother in Law gave me her set of them. I love them!

Heather said...

Are there 3 round tortillas for each one, like layers?? Also, do you think they could be baked? I hate using hot oil in the house, it always stinks it up!!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

@Heather, you use 1 cut round per taquito (you'll get 3 from 1 tortilla). You can try baking them at 425' for about 20 minutes.

momphotographer said...

thanks for the idea. it's super awesome!

Chelle said...

Looks really good! I think I'll try them full sized though, Instead of cutting the little circles out. Thanks for the recipe.

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I'm eating these right now! I was too lazy to make mini ones so I just used small flour and small corn tortillas. They both turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe...I never would have thought to use can chicken, but it makes them so easy to make.

Kerry said...

It would probably save you money by using large tortillas and cutting out your 3" rounds, you can get more per tortilla and less space in between which will decrease the amount of "scraps". Just a thought! Can't wait to try these! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

These look absolutely DIVINE! I host a new weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and accept any type of link-up that relates to the theme. This week's theme is Super Bowl - Football. I'd love to see you link this up!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Wow, these look absolutely fantastic!
I love taquitos, but I don't think I have ever made them before. I'll have to change that with your recipe!
Maybe for Sunday lunch?! I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-bowl-eats-treats-blog-party.html
Hope to see you there, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Making these for my superbowl party today, fingers crossed they turn out!!!!!!

Random Thoughts said...

These turned out awesome!!!! I DID bake them for 25 minutes ... then sprayed the top with pam and under the broiler for about 3 minutes ... they were nice and crispy. I did add some salsa to the guac sauce for a little "bite" will definitely make again!

Carol said...

These were seriously amazing!!! We loved them so much. Thanks for the recipe!

Holley said...

Delish! I didn't have some of the spices recommended so I made my own blend with garlic powder, paprika and italian seasoning and I also used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. Since I was just cooking for 1 I had plenty of leftover avocado dip and leftover bacon and tortillas I made a yummy breakfast burrito with bacon, eggs and the avocado dip put on top. :)

PrncssAmarasMommy said...

I am going to use home made whole wheat tortillas instead of store bought ones plus I'm going to use coconut oil since it doesn't have that horrible smell to it when used for frying. Fingers crossed that these turn out okay.

Anonymous said...

Just a suggestion. Take your tortillas and cut them down the center a!nd then the other direction down the center. 4 equal parts in triangles with a round bottom. Fill and roll cresent style with no waste :) Still yummy

Sydney said...

These were AMAZING!!!
My husband is gluten free, so we used corn tortillas, and didn't make them mini. We also added cilantro and tomatoes to the filling, and tied a string around them after rolling since we don't have toothpicks. They were easy to make and fun to eat! Thanks for the recipe!!

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Anonymous said...

...why would you cut smaller tortillas out and waste the rest!?! Just buy the small tortillas, they make them that small...

Becky said...

Found you through this post on Pinterest! Going to try these this week. Now a follower! Would love you to visit me at Life or Something Like It.
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Becky

Anonymous said...

These were yummy!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Hi there!
I just want to thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. I am featuring your dish on my blog today. Thank you again!!

Jamie said...

These were great. I added jalepenos and some shredded cheese to the mixture. Also, added taco seasoning to the avocado dip! Yummy!

Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} said...

I love easy appetizers; these look delicious!

Ruth said...

These look amazing.

Susan said...

Posting a link to this recipe on my blog. Hope that's okay. :) Also have it on my Pinterest board.

Kristin Williams said...

These look great! Cant wait to try it out.

John Stolz said...

So good.... Love this recipe.

Kim Pearce said...

These look great! I think I will give it a try : )

Mary Furbee said...

Yummy! I used leftover chicken breast shredded, sauted onion and garlic, cumin, corriander, and one can of drained black beans. I also used whole tortillas, brushed with oil, and baked until golden brown and crisp.

lauren said...

I made these tonight but subbed in veganaise, tofutti's better than cream cheese and sour supreme to accommodate my son who has food allergies. Very tasty!

Heather Kinnaird said...

my kids are going to LOVE these

Dianne, Jeremy & Konner said...

I used large tortillas, and added cheese, salsa, and hot sauce to meat mixture. Left avocados out and sauce was still good ranchy tasting.

Margaret Guillory said...

I made them today.... great idea!!!! Thanks

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