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Easy Baked Chicken & Avocado Taquitos

These Easy Baked Chicken & Avocado Taquitos are not only a light and delicious meal, but also perfect for snacking or a fun finger food appetizer for a party.

This is a great healthy appetizer option for a party or a great light dinner recipe! Chicken, lime, and avocado is the best combo!!

A big thanks to Pam Cooking Spray, one of my kitchen staples and key ingredient in the recipe I am sharing today, and ConAgra foods for sponsoring this post so that I can share one of my snack time favorites and feed my reality tv watching addiction!

Who watches The Bachelor?  Come on, admit it….. Okay, I will go first.  When I lived in Las Vegas, I had the best group of girl friends.  We loved getting together to watch The Bachelor.  Okay, so maybe it’s not going to win a Nobel Prize anytime soon, but we so enjoyed getting together chatting, munching, and trying to figure out who would stay, who would go, and who would do something absurdly crazy each episode.

We might or might not have even had a bracket to guess who would win.  Picture fantasy football meets reality tv.

The perfect party food! Easy Baked Chicken and Avocado Taquitos! This recipe is so quick and easy to put together and serves a crowd. Not to mention it is delicious!

I was brought back to these fun memories when I made these chicken avocado taquitos this week.  They were one of my favorite snacks to take to our viewing parties because they were quick and easy to make, totally portable, perfect for munching, and absolutely delicious.

The avocado, lime, and chicken combo has got to be one of my favorites.  There is something so comforting about that creamy avocado with the zing of the lime.  The chicken makes it hearty, so you can eat it for a meal, but it isn’t so heavy that it can’t be an appetizer.  Add in some RO*TEL and you get just the right amount of flavor and spice.  Then when you wrap it in a tortilla and bake it to crispy perfection, the crunch just feeds the addiction.  Let’s just say it is pretty easy to down quite a few of these while you are engrossed in watching the drama unfold.

Holy YUM! Chicken Avocado Lime Taquitos. I didn't know taquitos were so easy to make but you can whip up a whole batch in just a few minutes in the oven and they are SO DELICIOUS! Dip these in ranch and WOW! It is the perfect light meal or heavy appetizer for a party!

Now if you are like me, you are going to want some ranch to dip these in.  I am Texas girl, and in Texas it is mandatory that you dip just about anything in ranch before you eat it.  This is definitely no exception.  The cold creamy ranch is perfect with the warm and crispy taquitos. If you aren’t a ranch kinda person, that is okay too.  These are by far good enough to be eaten plain, with salsa or sour cream.  It just depends on what you like.

Our family loves to make taquitos and we have many different kinds we make regularly, but even though my kids love these as much as me, this chicken avocado version is my favorite to bring to adult get togethers.  The flavors have a wow factor, and the recipe is generally friendly to many types of diets so usually everyone can enjoy them.

These baked taquitos are SO easy to make a whole pan full! You can whip it up in minutes! Chicken, avocado and lime wrapped up in a crispy tortilla... YUM!

Making them couldn’t be easier.  All you need is a few ingredients and a few minutes in the oven and you have a pretty impressive /semi-gourmet batch of taquitos that pop out of the oven.   No special skills, or excessive time, energy or effort required.

Easy Baked Chicken Avocado Taquitos Recipe

I am going to give you my recipe for these taquitos but you can change and modify the filling by adding or excluding things that you really love or don’t like as much.  It is easy and versatile.  As long as you spray the pan with Pam Cooking Spray, wrap them tightly and cook them at a high temperature, they should come out nice, crispy and delicious!

Ingredients: {Full printable recipe below}

  • 3 Medium Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 3 Medium Avocados, diced
  • 1 Can RO*TEL, drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • The Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 12 “Fajita Sized” Flour Tortillas
  • Pam Cooking Spray

Who knew it was so easy to make taquitos! Making them in the oven makes this comfort food much healthier too. Chicken, avocado and lime are so delicious in this recipe!

The first thing to know when you make these is that you want everything you put in the taquitos to be as dry as possible.  You will want to drain the tomatoes as well as you can and make sure the chicken is cooled and not too juicy.  If the filling is too wet, the tortillas will not get crisp and they will be soggy or broken instead and no one likes a soggy taquito.

In a medium bowl, combine the cubed chicken (I like to cube it pretty small so it is easy to bite in the taquito,) avocado, RO*TEL, salt, garlic powder and lime juice.  Mix well until everything is combined and easily distributed.

Spray a cookie sheet with Pam Cooking Spray.  This is important because the taquitos WILL stick and rip when you try to take them off the cookie sheet otherwise.  Take my word for it.

Take a tortilla and spread about 1/3 cup of the filling down the center of each tortilla.  Then fold the tortilla over the filling, tightly roll it, and position it on the cookie sheet seam side down.

Fill, roll, repeat.  This recipe should make right at 12 taquitos with fajita sized tortillas.

Bake these in an oven preheated to 450˚F on the middle rack for just about 15 minutes.  Since each oven bakes differently, I would keep an eye on them through the last 5 minutes or so to make sure the don’t over brown and they do get the nice golden brown crispy edges.

Remove them from the oven and use a spatula to remove them from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack in a single layer to make sure the bottoms and tops remain crispy.

Serve these babies up warm with a big bowl of cool creamy ranch to dip in.  HEAVEN!

Easy Baked Chicken and Avocado Taquitos - These are the perfect appetizer since you can make a huge batch in the oven pretty quickly. I love any recipe with lots of avocado so these are perfect!

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Easy Baked Chicken & Avocado Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Medium Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 3 Medium Avocados, diced
  • 1 Can RO*TEL, drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • The Juice of ½ Lime
  • 12 "Fajita Sized" Flour Tortillas
  • Pam Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cubed chicken (I like to cube it pretty small so it is easy to bite in the taquito,) avocado, well drained RO*TEL, salt, garlic powder and lime juice. Mix well until everything is combined and easily distributed.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam Cooking Spray.
  3. Take a tortilla and spread about ⅓ cup of the filling down the center of each. Fold the tortilla over the filling, tightly roll it, and position it on the cookie sheet seam side down.
  4. Fill, roll, repeat. This recipe should make right at 12 taquitos with fajita sized tortillas.
  5. Bake in an oven preheated to 450˚F on the middle rack for just about 15 minutes or until they get the nice golden brown crispy edges.
  6. Remove them from the oven and use a spatula to remove them from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack in a single layer to make sure the bottoms and tops remain crispy.
  7. Serve these babies up warm with ranch, sour cream, or salsa to dip in.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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  1. says

    Aren’t taquitos the best? I think they’re my kids’ favorite type of Mexican food (other than maybe quesadillas) because they’re small and so much easier to eat than messy tacos or burritos. These look great!

    • says

      I don’t know how I missed this! Taquitos are definitely the best! My kids love them too. They are perfect for little hands or mine… while watching tv ha!

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