Baked Taquitos

Hey there! Yes, I am still alive, but I have had to re-prioritize my life a little bit, and blogging went down the list a little bit. I still hope to continue posting recipes in the future, but for now, it won’t be a regular thing. Please keep using my blog for the existing recipes though! I even pull up a recipe or two each week, from my blog (because I don’t have them all memorized, you know).
Excuse the taquito picture below, it was taken with my horrible phone camera at 6:30 pm which, during this time of the year, is completely dark outside. Despite grainy resolutions and poor lighting, these taquitos were so dang good, and too good not to post! They are adapted from my Tinga recipe, as well as Our Best Bites. I served it with my favorite Spanish Rice recipe too! (Do hash-tags work on blogs?) #partyinmymouth
Just a quick thought to chew on before I launch into the taquito recipe!

Ten things that supremely happy people do:

1.       Happy people surround themselves with other happy people. Joy is contagious. People are four times more likely to be happy in the future with happy people around them.
2.       Happy people try to be happy. When happy people don’t feel happy, they cultivate a happy thought and smile about it.
3.       Happy people spend money more on others than they spend on themselves. Givers experience what scientists call the “helper’s high.”
4.       Happy people have deep in-person conversations. Sitting down to talk about what makes a person tick is a good practice for feeling good about life.
5.       Happy people use laughter as a medicine. A good old-fashioned chuckle releases lots of good neurotransmitters. A study showed that children on average laugh 300 times a day versus adults who laugh 15 times a day.
6.       Happy people use the power of music. Researchers found that music can match the anxiety-reducing effects of massage therapy.
7.       Happy people exercise and eat a healthful diet. Eating a poor diet can contribute to depression.
8.       Happy people take the time to unplug and go outside. Uninterrupted screen time brings on depression and anxiety.
9.       Happy people get enough sleep. When people run low on sleep, they are prone to feel a lack of clarity, bad moods, and poor judgment.
10.   Happy people are spiritual.


6 chicken breasts
1 can (6 oz) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 large tomato
1 cup water
1/2 cup purple onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 can (4 oz) green chilies
1/2 cup shredded cheese
16 corn tortillas, 6-inch (give or take a few, depending on how full you fill them)


Put the chicken in a crock pot. Blend the chipotle peppers, tomato, water and onion in a blender until smooth. Mix the spices and green chilies into the sauce and pour over the chicken. Cook on high for 3-4 hours. Shred the chicken and return it to the sauce in the crock pot.
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Microwave about 10 tortillas at a time, between damp paper towels, for 1 minute. If you do more than this at a time, the tortillas might dry out and crack when you roll them. Roll the meat and a sprinkle of cheese into each tortilla. Lay the taquito seam-side down, onto the cookie sheet. Spray or brush each taquito with a small amount of oil.
Bake the taquitos for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy on the outside. Serve hot, with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

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