a while ago, i made some baked creamy chicken taquitos that were on many, many different blogs. everyone had rave reviews about them and after i tried them, i definitely understood why. so when i came across these baked buffalo chicken taquitos on pinterest, i couldn’t wait to whip up a batch. i mean, come on, taquitos + buffalo chicken = absolute deliciousness!
you all know i love buffalo chicken flavored dishes and i’ve made buffalo quinoa bites (they are especially a-to-the-mazing!) and buffalo chicken wonton already before. p.s. i make buffalo quinoa bites all the time – they make the best healthy lunch (i’ve actually been leaving out the chicken completely and just making them all quinoa which works out great!). well, i have no doubt these buffalo chicken taquitos will be added to our lunch rotation.
they are easy to make and actually not too unhealthy considering the alternative – buffalo chicken wings that are fried and stuff. plus to up the healthiness factor, i used reduced fat cream cheese, low fat mozzarella cheese, added in some celery, and used whole wheat tortillas.
but do not fret, these changes do not affect the taste at all – they are still as delicious and satisfying as ever.
step 1, mix the cream cheese and buffalo sauce (i used frank’s) together. i made a double batch of these taquitos so don’t be alarmed that the amount of ingredients looks a bit more than what the recipe calls for.
then pile on the rest of the ingredients, chicken, celery, mozzarella cheese (i don’t know if you can see it but i used a little cheddar cheese because i didn’t have enough mozzarella cheese), blue cheese, and green onion.
mix everything together and the filling is ready.
now to assemble the taquitos, spoon 2-3 tablespoons (or a bit more depending on the size of your tortilla – mine were a bit bigger than the 8 in ones called for in the recipe, so i added more filling) of the filling together the bottom half of the tortilla.
then roll it up tightly.
place the taquito on a baking sheet and continue assembling the rest of the taquitos.
spray the taquitos with cooking spray and then sprinkle some kosher salt onto each one.
bake the taquitos for 17-20 minutes. i should have baked mine a bit longer – unfortunately, they did not get as golden brown as i had hoped so just keep an eye on yours and if the tortillas aren’t quite crisp enough leave them in the oven for a few more minutes.
ooo look at all of that beautiful ooey gooey buffalo cheesy goodness!
serve the taquitos warm with some celery and carrot sticks. you could also include some blue cheese dressing, but i found the taquitos to be creamy enough that they didn’t need any dressing.