CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS – Filled with chicken, 3 cheeses and Italian seasoning, dunk these taquitos in a marinara sauce and you have an easier & simpler twist on an Italian classic.
My family love Chicken Parmesan and really the only time we have it is out to eat. I love making it but making it in a traditional way is so time consuming that I’d much rather do something else with my time and not worry about getting into a meal that is so involved. The only time I would really try for making a meal like this is during Christmas break. Otherwise when it comes to Chicken Parmesan I would much rather make these CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS. The hardest part of making these is rolling them up. Seriously this recipe is so easy and a great busy weeknight meal.
This recipe for CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS became all because I didn’t want to run to the grocery one chilly afternoon, so I was looking through my fridge trying to figure out what to make and I saw that we had left over spaghetti sauce, but if we had spaghetti again my kids might flip because that would be the 3rd night in a row. And then I saw an entire rotissere chicken from Costco that we were supposed to eat in our sandwiches for lunch but the kids went for PBJ instead. So I went with taquitos with a dipping sauce. I thought of some other ideas but these CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS were my first thought so I ran with it.
I wa a little apprehensive when the hubs came home, anticipating he would not be a fan because of the red sauce and since he is my ultimate foodie taste tester, his opinion means a great deal to me. And after first bite – the kids and the hubs loved them.
I was so excited because not only was this meal a twist on one of my favorites but it was so easy. Serve with salad or a veggie tray and you have a simple and complete meal. I loved that these taquitos are baked as well. Nothing fried or over breaded and you could taste the chicken.
The kids love how fun they were and to my surprise there were not any left over. I had one little one, Cannon – who only at the filling and left the tortilla which was fine by me as I loved the crispy baked outer shell.
These make an easy meal that the entire family will love. So whether you just want to try a twist on an Italian classic or looking for something easy and delicious, whip up a batch of these CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS. Enjoy friends! XOXO San
My favorite kitchen items I used to make these CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS.
SHEET PAN: I love using a larger sheet pan while cooking because I am feeding my family of seven. I love aluminium for when I do sheet pan meals. I would start with this 13 by 18 half sheet pan. I love these pans so much that I have 9!
HAND MIXER: I love these for small batches or quick and easy recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients. I love that you can have so many color options now, I love personally love teal.
MIXING BOWLS: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes has been an essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of the durability.
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CHICKEN PARMESAN TAQUITOS
Chicken Parmesan Taquitos - Filled with chicken, cheeses & Italian seasoning, dunk in a marinara sauce & you have a simpler twist on an Italian classic.
- 4 cups shredded cooked chicken I used a rotisserie chicken
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning plus a little extra for garnish
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- olive oil cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 12-16 flour tortillas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray baking sheet with cooking oil, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine chicken, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic & Italian seasoning. Mix together until well combined.
Place tortilla on your work surface and in the center of your tortilla add 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture. Makes about 12-16 taquitos.
Once you have made all of the taquitos and they are placed on the baking sheet about 1-inch apart - spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Place in oven and bake for 16- 20 minutes.
Remove from oven once a nice golden brown and the cheese is melted in the taquitos. Serve with a side of marinara sauce to dip them into and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Baked Taco Ranch Taquitos