• Servings: 6 to 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Taquitos are rolled, deep fried tacos basically.  They are delicious and great for a tasty appetizer or can make a tasty meal.  This recipe is easy and sure to please your family.  You choose your favorite salsa, so you can heat things up or keep things mild.


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tsp. chicken bouillon
  • 2 tsp. caldo de tomate*
  • ½ yellow onion halved
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cup of your favorite salsa, plus more for serving
  • 20 to 30 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cooking oil


  1. Place chicken in a pot and cover with water.  Add chicken bouillon, caldo de tomate, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil, then turn down to medium low.  Cook for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Remove chicken to plate, and discard the broth, garlic, and onion.  Place shredded chicken into a bowl, add salsa and stir to combine. 
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet on med-high.
  4. Take 10 tortillas and wrap in a damp paper towel.  (I only do 10 at a time because the tortillas tend to dry out and crack otherwise.**) Microwave for about 20 seconds.  The tortillas should be soft and easy to roll without breaking.
  5. Place 1 tortilla on a clean working space put a little chicken mixture on the tortilla and roll up.   Continue until the tortillas are used up. Carefully place the rolled taquito into the hot oil seam side down***.  Cook until slightly browned then flip and brown the other side.  Once both sides are browned, remove and place on a paper towel to drain.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you run out of meat mixture.
  7. Once cooked, serve with sour cream and additional salsa if desired


*Caldo de tomate is a tomato bouillon found in the Mexican food section of the grocery store. If you cannot find it just increase the chicken bouillon by 2 tsp.

**It is very important to use a damp paper towel.  I wrapped mine in several towels and they were very damp.  If you do not do this step, your corn shells will break.

**You can use toothpicks to help keep the shells from coming open.

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