Church potlucks are a great time for me to make something new that I normally don’t make at home. Church fellowships are also good for spending time with brothers and sisters in Christ, uplifting and encouraging one another over a plate of good food. At our last church potluck, I made these yummy little finger foods. I was able to get a dozen whole taquitos from the recipe, and when I put them out for the potluck, I cut them in half. I ate one of those halves at the potluck. I brought home an empty pan. I liked them, and I think it’s safe to say that others liked them, too.
The orginal recipe for these taquitos can be found at http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/chubby-chicken-and-cream-cheese-taquitos/. I, however, didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, so mine turned out a little bit different. As always, I will post what I made, but you’re more than welcome to try the other recipe if you prefer.
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, boiled and shredded
- 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup salsa (I didn’t have salsa, so I used some rotel and added some diced tomatoes and a chopped jalapeno. I chopped it up in a food chopper to make a “sorta-salsa.”)
- about 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 9-12 fajita style (6 inch) flour tortillas
- oil for frying
- In a large bowl, mix together chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, “salsa,” shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling along the center of a tortilla, like a log.
- Roll up and set seam side down on a plate.
- Repeat until all the filling is used.
- Add enough oil to a large skillet to generously cover the bottom. Heat on medium heat.
- Cook tortillas in batches, until golden brown on each side. (I did three at a time.)
- Drain on paper towels.
Dipping Sauce Ideas:
- Sour cream
- Taco sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Chipolte sauce
- Cheese dip
*Or just eat them plain. That’s how I served them at the potluck, and they were still good.