Hungry Girl - Exploding Chicken Taquitos

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 352.8
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,090.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 27.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    8 Weight Watchers tortillas (Whole Wheat)
    One 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) can 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained well
    1/2 cup salsa
    1/3 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
    1/4 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
    Optional: red enchilada sauce, additional salsa, fat-free sour cream, for dipping


Makes 4 servings - 2 tortillas per person
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and salsa, and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Remove chicken mixture from the fridge, and drain any excess liquid. Add cheese and taco seasoning, and mix to combine. This is your filling. Set aside.

Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with nonstick spray, and set it aside.

Dampen tw o paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave for about 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and pliable.

Take one tortilla (keep the rest between the paper towels), spray both sides lightly with nonstick spray, and lay it flat on a clean dry surface. Spoon about 2 heaping tbsp. of filling onto the tortilla. Spread it evenly across the entire surface, and roll tortilla up tightly, so that you have a cigar-shaped tube. Secure with toothpicks and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Bake for 14 - 16 minutes, until crispy. Allow taquitos to cool for 5 minutes. If you like, dunk in enchilada sauce, salsa, or sour cream!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CATIEMAC.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were SOOOOO good! My husband & daughter went crazy over them, can't wait to make them again!! - 7/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had this for dinner tonight, and added some roast courgette and red pepper. It was lovely, and not too heavy. Thank you very much :) - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVED it! Kids & husband agreed. Easy to make & satisfying! - 6/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are amazing! Super easy to make, tasty and satisfying. I highly recommend trying this recipe, you won't be disappointed! I made mine with some left over chicken breasts I had in the fridge but love that you can use canned chicken too! Wonderful recipe, thank you for sharing! - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    Really good! And I didn't expect them to be so filling! - 3/16/10

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