Chicken Taquitos in a Tomatillo Sauce
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
8 oz fresh tomatillos, husked, rinsed and halved.
1/2 medium white onion, quartered
3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 jalapenos, quartered (for a milder taste remove the seeds and membrane)
3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbs Canola Oil
1 medium Yellow Onion, finely chopped
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
1-15 oz can of Refried Black Beans
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 tsp Cumin
Kosher Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
12 Corn Tortillas
- Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pan on high.
- Cover once boiling and reduce to a simmer, medium-low heat, until all the vegetables are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
- Put into a blender or food processor and puree.
- Set sauce aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Saute onion in oil for 5 minutes, until translucent. Remove from heat and put in a large bowl to cool.
- Add chicken, beans, cheese, cumin, salt and pepper to the onions. Stir until well mixed.
- In small batches (I did three at a time), microwave tortillas for 15 seconds. Then fill the middle tortilla with a strip of the bean and chicken mixture, roll into a cigar like shape. Then place seam down on the tray.
- Continue above step until all tortillas are filled and rolled.
- Lightly spray cooking oil over the top of the taquitos.
- Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.
- Serve with Tomatillo Sauce. You can also garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, guacamole, hot sauce and/or sour cream.
I have tried making taquitos before and while I loved the pairing of flavors, I usually ended up with a big mess of chicken and beans and unrolled corn tortillas. I had never thought to use refried beans. The ingredients for the filling in these taquitos make a paste that kept the taquitos folded together. These were really easy to make and I will definitely make them again. If you are short on time or don't want to make the tomatillo sauce, any tomatillo salsa will work. I would warm it up a little as to not chill your taquitos.
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