4.21.2008

Taquitos!

hey, i got this recipe from Picky Palate; they are seriously very easy and so so good, kendall wouldn't mind if we had them every night!

TAQUITOS

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 cups cooked, then shredded chicken breast

3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
burrito size flour tortillas (*Jen Note*: i actually find it works better with a soft taco size and if you steam them before you roll them it is infinitely easier! you can do that in a vegetable steamer, just put them in the basket when the water is boiling, or you can do them in the microwave, wet-paper towel style)



1. In 10-inch non stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in chicken, 3 tablespoons cilantro, salt, cumin, pepper and tomatoes with green chilies; cook 5 minutes.

2. Place oil into large skillet over medium heat. Place about 2 large Tablespoons of chicken mixture into each tortilla. Tightly roll, securing ends with toothpicks. In batches, place taquitos into hot pan. Pan fry until nice and golden brown on each side. Remove, transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry. Serve and enjoy!

9 comments:

mmhamblin said...

Sounds yummy! How many points are those?;)

JenW said...

by my calculations they should be about 3 points each but if you didn't use the oil to fry them and just used pam or baked them, they would be less, like two points, because of all the spices and vegetables...not a bad deal, and they are tasty

Lacey said...

These were so good at Marileys shower...and I love that picky palate website...

Thanks for sharing!

rachel said...

Yummy!! These were very good. I can't believe how they stayed together is there a trick to that??

Brooke said...

big fan of picky palate. I have my own version of these. . . but most of my ideas to tweek come from her blog :)

Amelia & Justin said...

Yay! Super yummy! These were seriously tasty. I told Justin about them and he was so jealous so now I have to make them! :)

JenW said...

brooke, you can't just leave us hanging as to your modifications on this recipe! you need to post it on your blog!

rachel, the secret to getting them to stay together? i put them seam side down in the oil first so that kind of helps "glue" it together i think!

Audrey said...

I'm laughing because I have been meaning to email you and ask you to post this recipe as your next blog post and apparently you read my mind. Watch out, you'll find out all my secrets!

Hatsuho said...

mmmm, I'm going to try these!