Taquitos with tomato salsa

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Taquitos with tomato salsa
Flavoursome Mexican taquitos with tomato salsa brings a nice change to the weekend family supper.

For the chicken taquitos

1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for frying

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp smoked paprika

3 cooked chicken fillets, shredded

100g grated Cheddar cheese

8 tortilla wraps

For the tomato salsa

½ green chilli, seeded if preferred

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 large tomato

1 spring onion, chopped

Handful coriander leaves, chopped

Store bought guacamole, optional to serve

Use a frying pan to heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

Stir through the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, then add the cumin and paprika and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.

Add the cooked shredded chicken to the pan along with 2 of tablespoons of water and stir until well coated with the spicy onion mixture the cooking liquids have been absorbed.

Set aside to cool a little then stir through the cheese.

Divide the chicken mixture between the tortillas, placing in a strip along the middle of each.

Then roll into a cylinder shape and secure the ends with cocktail sticks.

Pour some vegetable oil into a large deep frying pan or saucepan until it comes 1 cm up the side of the pan.

Set over a medium heat and heat until a piece of bread sizzles and turns golden when added to the pan.

Fry the taquitos in batches for 7-10 minutes, carefully turning over with tongs until lightly golden and crisp.

Leave to drain on kitchen paper and keep warm as you go.

To make the salsa, simply whiz the ingredients together in a small blender or chop together, then season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the taquitos on serving plate, remove the cocktails stick and serve the salsa and the guacamole on the side.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Chicken, Vegetables, Oil, Chilli, Spice, Wraps/Tortillas, Garlic

Recipe Type
Family Dinners, Batch Cooking


Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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