Red Chile Chicken Taquitos

Red Chile Chicken Taquitos

16 Corn Tortillas (plain or chipotle flavored)

Salsa Chicken, cold and drained of juices

Sweet Hot Jalapeno Jelly

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

½ C. Queso Fresco

4 sprigs Cilantro

Chipotle Sour Cream


Preheat oven to 375.  On baking sheet, place 4 tortillas in oven for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Set tortillas on work surface and spoon about ¼ C. salsa chicken in a line down the center of each tortilla and roll into tight cylinders; set parallel to each other on work surface.  Cut 4 10” skewers in half.  Insert one half through one end of the 4 rolls to hold together.  Insert the other half on the other end of the same rolls.  Do not press the skewered rolls too close together.  Repeat for the other 3 sets of 4 tortillas.  Line platter with paper towels.  Fill heavy bottomed skillet with 3 inches of oil.  Heat over high heat until it registers 350.  Place one set of rolls into hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes, until crisp.  Remove with tongs to paper towels.  To serve place a small mound of jelly and salsa in the center of a plate.  Remove skewers from taquitos, cut each in half on the bias and fan out around jelly and salsa.  Sprinkle cheese over taquitos and garnish with cilantro.  Place sour cream into a squeeze bottle and make zig zags over the plate to decorate.

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