Thanksgiving Appetizer: Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

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It’s a happy time.
It’s a sad time.

Teef are falling out left and right over here.
This is Soledad yesterday. With a weird wiggly toof about to fall out.

This is Warwick trying to pull out the said tooth.

This is Soledad running for the hills because apparently he wasn’t doing it right.

Bucky Beaver is now staring into the mirror trying to decipher how she will excavate the goods.

And now she’s just lost all train of thought as she admires her beauty.

Oh. . . .
She remembers and she pulls the dang thing out herself.

And. . .she made her school lunch all by herself today. She is growing into such a big girl.

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So what does any of this have to do with Taquitos? Flautas if you’re fancy.

Well. . they’re Toothless Soli’s favorite food, currently.
And they’re easy to make even if your crying your eyes out because your children are growing up.
Oh, and they’re great for appetizers, when you have a house full of people threatening bite your head off if you don’t get the Turkey on the table, quick.

But maybe, your guests are not as rude as mine.
And maybe, your not such a cry baby.

In any case, these are really fantastic, and you should give them a try.

PS- they’re the color red because I made them for Halloween and called them bloody baked fingers. You can use any color tortillas and call them anything you like:)

Easy Healthy Oven -Baked Taquitos/Flautas


Cooking Spray
2 cups cooked Chicken Meat (I use a Rotisserie Chicken Shredded)
Your favorite Shredded Cheese (I like Colby Jack)
12 or more (6-inch) RED corn tortillas
Salsa, Taco Sauce
Sour Cream, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 425. Line baking sheet with parchment or a baking liner (if none are available just oil your baking pan).

2. Wrap corn tortillas in a wet paper towel and microwave in groups of 5 for about 10-20 seconds, just until they are warm and bend easily. This will prevent them from breaking.

 3. Spray each side of the tortilla with cooking spray. Spread about 2-3 tablespoons of chicken over the bottom third. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cheese, and lightly drizzle with salsa/taco sauce and roll up.

 4. Place on your lined baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat until you have made all the taquitos. Spray again with oil, and bake until lightly brown and crisp, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

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