Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh So Delicious

Tonight was my night to cook and I decided to try a new recipe. I have been on the hunt to find new delicious recipes. Ones that don't involve too much prep time. Ones that don't take all night to cook. And ones that aren't too weird, because if you knew me you would know I am a super picky eater :) I was looking on Our Best Bites this weekend and oh boy I found a lot of new things. I found dinners AND desserts :) Can't forget about dessert, can I? :)
I am a huge fan of mexican food. I love everything about it, even though it is so fatting and filling and greasy (most of the time) but who cares? Not this girl. I eat it anyways because food is supposed to be delicious not just eh and bland.

Here is the yummy recipe I made tonight. All you ladies out there should really try it. The entire family said I could make it again. In my book that means they really liked it :::gigantic smile:::

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
(I think they are more like flautas, but no biggy)

1/3 cup (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp sliced green onions
2 cup shredded cooked chicken
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

flour tortillas
salt
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.

It called for shredder pepper jack, but we didn't have any. So I used deli slices and chopped them into small squares. it worked perfectly.

You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.

Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or come unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.

Place 2-3 tbsp of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.

Then roll it up as tight as you can.

Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

I put some sour cream and red salsa on the top. Side of beans and rice.

It was definitely a tasty meal. I have to say I am proud of myself for venturing out there and trying something new, the best part is the 'new' was so yummy!! :) hehe

On a side note: hubby wanted to watch Robin Hood with Russell Crowe tonight...so we sat down and put it in. Can I just say without anyone laughing at me, I have no clue what Robin Hood is about :-/ Seriously no idea. As I am sitting there watching it, I am so not interested. So not my kind of movie.


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