Chicken taquitos & camping fun! {Secret Recipe Club}

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We just got back from another wonderful weekend camping with friends! I just love camping, and have been dying to share it with you guys….just haven’t had a chance yet. We did 3 camping trips last year (our season here in Florida is October to May), and just kicked off this year a little early camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground with many of our homeschool family friends.

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We always have so much fun, and the kids of course have a blast! They roam and roam all weekend, completely “unplugged” from all their electronics…out in nature playing together. These weekends remind me of my childhood. I can’t wait to do a series of posts on camping….from where we camp to tips for smooth camping to camping foods and meals. Is that something you’d like to see? Are any of you avid campers or outdoor enthusiasts?

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This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog Cook with Sara. Sara loves to cook & bake and started at a young age. Sara had many recipes I couldn’t wait to try, and I had a lot of fun reading through her blog. I almost chose the Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, but these Chicken Taquitos won out when I realized it would be the perfect meal to bring camping with us.

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These chicken taquitos are super easy to make. I even made the chicken and cheese filling ahead of time, and rolled and baked the chicken taquitos the next day. And because they’re baked, they’re healthier too. They were a hit with my family, and were perfect dipped in sour cream and salsa. They also traveled well, and were easy to heat up at the campsite.

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Chicken taquitos & camping fun!
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Lunch, Dinner
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup green salsa
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-6 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (I omitted)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced green onions (I omitted)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (4 chicken breasts)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar and jack cheese
  • 24 6″ corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, mix softened cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic. Combine well, and add in cilantro and green onions if using. A mixer would make this step go quickly.
  2. Add chicken and cheese and mix thoroughly.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 (or use a toaster oven like I did).
  4. To soften tortillas, heat 10 seconds on each side in a skillet.
  5. In assembly line fashion, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of mixture into the front third of the tortilla in a straight line, and roll each taquito tightly.
  6. Place tortillas in seam side down on a baking sheet lightly coated with olive oil spray. Continue rolling until all tortillas have been filled.
  7. Spray taquitos with more olive oil spray, and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp.
  9. Serve with salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.
  10. Makes 24 taquitos.
  11. Can freeze these in a single layer on a baking sheet, and then placed into quart size freezer bags. If cooking frozen, 425 for 20-25 minutes without thawing.

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11 Responses to Chicken taquitos & camping fun! {Secret Recipe Club}

  1. Karen says:

    LOVED reading about and seeing you weekend away and love your recipe for SRC even more! Hi! I am new to group C and am enjoying doing the rounds this morning! Karen
    Karen recently posted..The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots

  2. Rhonda says:

    I used to be quite the camper head, but we built a cabin on 40 acres here in Montana, and well just can’t beat having a permanent campsite! I’m always interested in food that travels and reheats well, I’ll put this on my to make at the cabin list!

  3. Heather says:

    Looks like you had a fun trip! Chicken taquitos sound wonderful and easy to make ahead of time with this recipe. Every so often We make homemade corn tortillas so I bet this recipe would be out of this world using them for these taquitos!
    Heather recently posted..Peach Cobbler

  4. What fun! And the taquitos sound delicious!
    A Couple in the Kitchen recently posted..Kale and Leftovers Soup for Secret Recipe Club

  5. Your taquitos look wonderful. And your camping trip sounds heavenly! We are huge campers here as well. We just love getting out there and just playing. It’s the best part of summer. I would love to see camping tips and recipes!
    Erin @ Making Memories recently posted..Chocolate Fantasty Bars

  6. sara says:

    I am so glad you liked these, and that they even worked for camping! Score! Fun to be in SRC with you.

  7. What a fun post, you’ve got Taquitos, Secret Recipe Club, Camping and Disney. Taquitos look great!
    Our Eating Habits recently posted..Peanut Butter Cup Bars

  8. What a fun trip you all had! These taquitos look super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  9. Looks like you have fun camping! And your taquitos look delicious- who doesn’t love taquitos?
    Karen – Cinnamon Freud recently posted..Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Apple Tartlets: Secret Recipe Club

  10. Margaret says:

    I have never made these before. Thanks for an easy to follow recipe. Love camping. We try to go as often as we can. Preferably somewhere cool!!

  11. katie says:

    Yum! These sound so good and sounds like you guys had a great time camping! I love camping and haven’t done it in years!!!
    katie recently posted..Loaded Baked Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

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