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Chicken Chipotle Taquitos with Avocado Crema

The perfect snack for ANY time of the day.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Tex Mex

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 small yellow onion small dice
  • 1 small yellow or red bell pepper small dice
  • 1 4.5 oz can diced green chili peppers
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Avocado or Canola oil
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 2 limes juiced

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large saute pan, heat 2 Tbsp avocado oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the ground chicken and cook completely.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, green chilis and chipotle peppers.
  • Season the chicken & veggie mix with cumin, chili pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken stock and reduce until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken & veggie mixture from the heat. Add chopped cilantro and set aside.
  • Heat the corn tortillas in the microwave for 20-25 seconds so they are pliable for rolling.
  • Drizzle 1/2 tsp onto one side of the corn tortilla. Flip over and add 1-2 Tbsp chicken & veggie mixture onto the non-oiled side. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese and roll into a taquito. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Bake the taquitos in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes. Flip the tortillas over and bake seam-side up for an additional 5 minutes.
  • While the tortillas are baking, combine the sour cream, lime juice, avocado, pickled jalapeños, cilantro and sprinkle of salt & pepper to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Plate up the taquitos and drizzle with the avocado crema! YUM!

Notes

Substitutions/Omissions: 
If you don't like any heat, simply omit the chipotle peppers. The pickled jalapeños add a nice tang to the avocado crema but if you aren't a fan, simply omit those as well and substitute with 1/2 of another avocado.  
If you can't find ground chicken, ground beef or turkey works fine too! 
If you are vegetarian, simply omit the chicken and replace with mushrooms for more of a heartier filling.