Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shredded Chicken Taquitos

Shredded Chicken Taquitos
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 Tbsp finely chopped jalapeno
3 cups cooked shredded chicken
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
soft taco size flour tortillas
shredded cheese
vegetable oil

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion, red pepper, and jalapeno. Cook 3-5 minutes until tender. Stir in chicken, cilantro, salt, cumin, black pepper, and tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Heat tortillas in microwave until warm and pliable. Place chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla. Top with cheese and tightly roll. In batches, place seam side down in hot oil. Fry until brown on both sides. Place on a paper towel lined plate to dry. 

Serves 6

Recipe adapted from The Sisters Cafe

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