(Inside: The easiest homemade baked taquitos recipe you will ever find. No, seriously. These Easy Oven Baked Taquitos are the bomb. If you look through all the baked taquito recipes today, you’ll see, these homemade baked taquitos are hands-down the simplest to make.)
My son is not a picky eater.
He’s pretty open to having whatever and whenever.
Unless the choice is Mexican food–then he has some favorites that he’ll always pick over the others.
One of his most favorites is Easy Oven Baked Taquitos.
I made these when he was 7 for the first time, about a week after we adopted him.
From that moment on, he could not get enough.
It was kind of by chance that I made the Oven Baked Taquitos for him the first time.
He was so little and wasn’t sure how to communicate what he wanted to eat…but the way he packed those taquitos away–it was something else.
I wish I’d gotten pictures of the first time he ate them–those wide eyes and excited smiles.
Just gave him a little cup of sour cream and a drizzle of salsa…he was a happy, happy boy.
And I was a happy, happy mom, since I was able to have a few of these homemade baked taquitos, too! LOL!
I mean, I just love having homemade taquitos baked! Leaving out all the oil from frying and whatnot?!
And of all the baked taquito recipes, this one is genuinely the easiest I’ve found…although I guess I am kind of partial.
I mean, since my mom taught me how to make taquitos in the oven when I was a kid…and this is THAT recipe, well…
How do You Get Taquitos to Stick?
The age-old way to keep the tortillas rolled is to insert a toothpick, which may or may not work. But, I have a better idea. Add two tablespoons of water to one beaten egg, and whisk them together. You can use your fingers or pastry brush to smear some of the egg wash to the inside flap of the tortilla, after you’ve rolled it tightly. Press the flap down to create a seal. Lay the taquitos in the baking dish, place seam-side down. That should keep it from coming open!
And, just in case you’re wondering, I do love a good oven baked taquito, and this is what I use to make them…
What You Need to Make Homemade Baked Taquitos
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware 12-by-9-Inch Covered Rectangular Dish, Cerise (Cherry Red)Gear New Oven Mitt, Mexican Pattern With Chili And Old, GN53406IMUSA USA MEXI-10007 Sunburst Cloth Tortilla Warmer 12-Inch, Yellow/Red/Orange
No, really, a stoneware dish is so much better for cooking taquitos in…
I think it allows more airflow or something? I don’t know. I just know it’s like using a pizza stone for a pizza–it makes it crispier.
And then you have to have a tortilla warmer–if you haven’t used one, you’re really missing out.
The Ingredients You Need to Make these Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos
- Corn Tortillas
- Chicken Breasts (or canned chicken)
- Canola Oil
- Cheddar Cheese (optional)
- Fresh Cilantro (optional)
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
So, will you be making a big batch of Easy Oven Baked Taquitos for your kiddos this evening? Let me know how they turn out! Just drop me a line in the comments below…
And while you’re at it, since you know all about how to make taquitos in the oven now, you just go ahead and pin this recipe for homemade baked taquitos and that way you won’t have to look for it when you make them next…
What Sauce Goes Good with Taquitos?
There are a number of sauces that go well with taquitos. Some of those are:
- Nerdymamma’s Rotel Dip
- Nerdymamma’s Dairy-Free Jalapeno Ranch Dip
- Sour Cream (plain or with any or all of these additions: sliced green onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, a little lime juice, a dash of salt)
- Loaded Nacho Dip
- Guacamole Dip
- Your favorite brand of salsa or hot sauce.
Why are My Taquitos Soggy?
Your oven baked taquitos may be soggy because the oven temperature was too low. The meat inside the taquito has to have some moisture in it. If you cook it too slowly, the meat may have time to collect in the bottom of the baking dish and make your taquitos soggy. To prevent this, make sure that your oven temperature is preheated to 425°F before you put your taquitos in the oven.
What Temperature do You Cook Taquitos at?
You should bake these taquitos at 425°F. This should prevent your taquitos from getting soggy, and the tortillas should get crispy.
How do You Keep Taquitos from Falling Apart?
The corn tortillas you use should be fresh. If the tortillas are cracking and falling apart when you’re rolling the tortillas, heat them in the microwave. Place the tortillas between to microwave-safe plates (one inverted on top of the other) with a damp paper towel. Heat for 30 to 60 seconds, just until the tortillas are warm and pliable.
How Long do You Cook Taquitos in Oven?
These oven baked taquitos should be baked for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
How Long do You Cook Frozen Taquitos?
If you’ve made more taquitos than you family can eat at one time (never happens at my house), just pop them in the freezer. Place them on a baking sheet, then in the freezer. When they’ve had time to freeze, move them to a storage bag. Then you can remove however many you’d like to re-heat. For heating the frozen taquitos, do not defrost before baking. Take them straight from the freezer to an oven-safe pan (lined with parchment paper, so cooking spray is not necessary) and place in a preheated 425°F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
What Sides Go Well with Taquitos?
- Salad with lettuce and tomato
- Spanish Rice
- Refried Beans
- Black Beans
Easy Oven Baked Taquitos
My son has some favorite foods that he'll always pick over the others. One of his most favorites is Easy Oven Baked Taquitos. And that boy can pack 'em away!
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked (or 1 large can shredded chicken)
- 1 small onion
- 2 tblspn canola oil
- 1 cup shredded cheese, if desired
- 2 tbspn homemade taco seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425-degrees.
- Chop the onion into very small bits.
- In a small pan, place the onion, homemade taco seasoning, canola oil and chicken.
- Shred the chicken while you cook over medium heat until the onions are tender and translucent.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to the touch.
- Place about 3 tblspns of meat in the center of the tortilla across the tortilla.
- Fold the tortilla in half over the meat, then roll tightly.
- Repeat with all 12 tortillas.
- Place taquitos in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Remove and allow to cool before you chow down in a fest of awesome.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g