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Crispy oven-baked chicken taquitos ditch the deep fryer and keep the flavor

by Casey Barber / / Source: TODAY

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When you want the ease of a soft taco but the crunch of a hard taco, taquitos are there to make all your food dreams come true. These family-friendly tortilla rolls are perfect for snacking or a light meal, and their crispy shells just beg to be dipped in sour cream and salsa.

Chicken-Chile Taquitos with Creamy Dipping Sauce
Casey Barber

Even better? This healthy chicken-chile version ditches the deep-fried exterior for an easy bake in the oven without sacrificing any of the crispiness that makes them so darn irresistible. Make them ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate for a quick bite.

Chicken Taquitos filling
Casey Barber

Casey Barber is a freelance food writer, photographer, and recipe developer, the editor of the online magazine Good. Food. Stories, and the author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food and Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Treats.

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