Chicken Lime Taquitos


Recipe: Chicken Lime Taquitos

Summary: These are absolutely to die for!!! They are not your ordinary taquitos.


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts (or your preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 3 garlic cloves)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, julienned
  • 1/3 cup pasilla chile, julienned (or 6 oz can green chiles)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, julienned
  • 1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients for marinade.
  2. Marinate chicken in mixture for at least 2 hours.
  3. Drain chicken well and grill (I use stove top grill) until done. Allow to cool and shred into 1/8 inch by 3 inch pieces.
  4. Place chicken in bowl and sprinkle with salt and minced garlic. Mix well.
  5. Add red pepper, pasilla, onion, cheese and 1/2 ounce lime juice. Mix thoroughly.
  6. To assemble, warm tortilla on griddle until soft and pliable. If necessary, add a little oil to the pan to help soften the tortillas.
  7. Spoon 2 ounces of chicken filling over tortilla and roll tightly, securing with toothpick.
  8. Deep-fry in oil at 350ºF for 2 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Drain well.
  10. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and or salsa.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Recipe adapted from


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