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Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

By Rachel
March 10, 2024

These crispy Nashville hot chicken taquitos are the perfect quick snack or appetizer! Crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken, cheese, cream cheese, and AE Dairy Nashville hot sour cream dip! These are baked but they could also be fried or cooked in the air fryer. Serve these for an easy week night dinner or as part of your game day spread. Serve with extra Nashville hot dip for even more flavor!

Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

Highlights of these crispy chicken taquitos:

  • Family friendly, these can be customized to anyone’s liking!
  • Can be made with corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • No oily mess or deep frying involved
  • A budget friendly way to stretch shredded chicken
  • Sweet and spicy Nashville hot flavor
  • AE Dairy sour cream dip adds all the flavor you need
  • Easy dinner for weeknights
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week
  • Great for leftover rotisserie chicken
Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

AE Dairy Nashville hot sour cream dip brings the sweet heat. Flavors starting with a touch of sweet brown sugar and savory onion and garlic, ending with a spicy cayenne pepper kick. This dips adds all the flavor to these crispy chicken taquitos!

Grocery List & Substitutions:

  • Corn or flour tortillas, could use low carb or keto tortillas
  • Shredded chicken breast, could use leftover chicken thighs or rotisserie chicken
  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, such as Mexican cheese blend
  • AE Dairy Nashville hot sour cream dip
  • Green onions, cilantro, avocado, or sour cream for topping

Topping ideas:

  • Sliced green onions or pickled red onion
  • Fresh jalapenos or pickled jalapeno
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Avocado slices
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Limes
  • Crumbled feta
  • Green chilies
  • Black olives
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Chopped onions or onion slices

First Steps:

  • Combine shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream dip
  • Mix until combined
  • Warm corn tortillas

Tools I used for this easy chicken recipe:

Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

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How long to bake taquitos in the oven?

These homemade taquitos only take 12-15 minutes in the oven. The meat mixture is already cooked so all we need to do is crisp up the tortillas. Flip taquitos half way through but make sure the seam side is sealed. Bake longer if you want crispier tortillas or place under the broiler.

How can I get extra crispy taquitos in the oven?

You can give your taquitos a spray of cooking spray or brush with cooking oil before baking to make sure they get nice and crispy. Also make sure you flip them half way through so nothing gets soggy.

Final Steps:

  • Add chicken mixture to a warmed corn tortilla
  • Gently roll up
  • Place seam side down on a baking sheet
  • Brush with oil
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy

Instructions for the Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream dip, and softened cream cheese. Mix well to combine.
  • Warm corn tortillas in the oven or microwave, you want these softened a bit so they do not tear. Fill each tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture, don’t over fill. Gently roll tortillas, placing them seam side down on a sheet pan. Repeat until all of the filling has been used. Brush each taquito with oil.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, Bake taquitos for 12-15 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately with your favorite toppings and extra dip.
Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

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Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

5 from 1 vote
Corn tortillas filled with an easy shredded chicken and Nashville hot dip mixture, rolled up and baked until crispy
Servings 15 taquitos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Shredded chicken
  • 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. AE Dairy Nashville hot sour cream dip
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 15 Corn tortillas, warmed
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Sour cream, cilantro, avocado, cheese, or diced tomato for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl combine shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream dip, and softened cream cheese. Mix well to combine.
  • Warm corn tortillas in the oven or microwave, you want these softened a bit so they do not tear. Fill each tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture, don't over fill. Gently roll tortillas, placing them seam side down on a sheet pan. Repeat until all of the filling has been used. Brush each taquito with oil.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake taquitos for 12-15 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately with your favorite toppings and extra dip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1taquitoCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 104kcal
Cost: $
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Lunch
Keyword: AE Dairy, Appetizers, Chicken, Short Cut Recipe, Taquitos

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @theheartylife on Instagram and hashtag it #theheartylife.

Crispy Nashville Hot Chicken Taquitos

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