Apr
28

Pinterest Win! Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

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From DIY crafts and my mom’s jewelry to cute puppies and mouthwatering recipes, I often find myself on a Pinterest binge; pinning anything and everything from around the web. I always have good intentions when it comes to pinning an intensive culinary masterpiece, but truthfully (“ain’t nobody got time for that!”), the easier the recipe, the more likely I am to try it.

When I laid my eyes on Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos from Julie at Lovely Little Kitchen, I knew it was time to get my hands dirty. Minimal prep time: check. Short cook time: check. Plus, using a rotisserie chicken makes this recipe even more of a breeze. Moreover, anytime I don’t have to mess with raw meat, I count that as a win.

Brief interruption: Did you know that there’s a national lime shortage aka the “great lime crisis of 2014?” According to The New York Times, it’s a result of bad weather, disease and supply-restricting behavior by Mexican drug cartels. But back to the recipe, which I promise is worth the extra lime change.

Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups shredded cheese
10 soft taco-sized flour tortillas
Cooking spray
Salt to taste

Cilantro Lime Cream

1 cup sour cream (I used light)
1/3 cup mild green taco sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine chicken, lime juice, honey, chili powder, and garlic and mix to coat. Lay out your tortillas, and divide chicken evenly on the center of each tortilla. Top each one with cheese. Roll each tortilla tightly, leaving the ends open, and place them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or olive oil. Spray the tops of the taquitos and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, then serve with Cilantro Lime Cream.

Cilantro Lime Cream

In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth.

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The aroma of the taquitos alone had everyone’s taste buds excited. My boyfriend even jumped in to help me take photos so that we could “hurry up and eat these already!” Taquitos can be bland and greasy, but these babies were flavorful perfection. And I’m happy to report that this dude-approved recipe has already been requested for next week.

Now keep calm and dip on!

Recipe courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen

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