We just finished up a “winter” soccer season for Little Boy #2. It was so fun for me to watch him play because he really came alive out there! Last season, he was just trying to get the hang of it and would pretty much just stand wherever the coach told him to stand. If the ball was lucky enough to come right to him, he’d give it a little boot and get right back to his station. But this season, once he’d had a taste of victory, he just couldn’t get enough and played his little heart out.
I have to admit, I’m one of those moms who likes to yell. I definitely keep my hollering positive- we are talking about four and five year olds – but I can feel the competitive nature rise up in me, and I just really want to win. Err… I mean, I want him to win.
I can see how parents who don’t keep that in check can easily make fools of themselves. Please let that not ever be me.
But let’s talk about Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos, which are a winner every time! These are inspired by the fabulous Honey Lime Enchiladas made by The Sister’s Cafe. If you haven’t tried those yet, they are one of our family’s favorites so head on over and check them out. These have the same sweet and spicy flavor, but are in the simplified form of a taquito instead of an enchilada, with a fresh, creamy, mildly spicy dip.
I love that they are baked instead of fried. When you spray them with a little oil before baking, the tortilla still gets nice and crispy on the outside but stays soft on the inside.
I used shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken I bought at the grocery store to save some time, and I even had everything all assembled and ready to bake in the morning, and then just finished them off in the oven at dinner time. See, told ya they were a winner!Print
Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Mexican
How about sweet and spicy shredded chicken wrapped up in a crispy, crunchy baked tortilla with some Cilantro Lime Cream for dipping? Yes, please!
- 3 cups cooked shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie)
- 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
Cilantro Lime Cream
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup green taco sauce (mild)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 1015
- Sugar: 27g
- Sodium: 1280mg
- Fat: 46g
- Saturated Fat: 21g
- Unsaturated Fat: 19.3g
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 100g
- Fiber: 4.9g
- Protein: 51g
- Cholesterol: 166mg
Keywords: baked honey lime chicken taquitos, baked taquitos, honey lime chicken, cilantro lime cream
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
These look totally delicious, Julie!
Thank you Rachael!
Alison Haight says
Yummy! I’ll be making these next week! Brandon loves taquitos, and we have to make our own yummy Mexican food out here because it is pretty well non-existent in the Midwest!
I’ll bet you guys miss good Mexican food for sure! But you have really good hot dogs, right? 🙂
Hope you enjoy these!
Made these last night Julie and ther were great! Kyle loved them as well. All the ingredients (except for tortillas) are easy to get here in UG and that makes me happy happy.
Hi Sarah! So glad you guys loved these. I bet they were amazeballs with your homemade tortillas! And by the way, love what the humidity does to Obie’s hair. Could he be any cuter? I think not.
The recipe calls for shredded cheese, what kind would work out the best?
Hi Jamie, I used Colby-Jack, but you could also use a Mild Cheddar, or even a Pepper Jack to add more spice. Thanks for your question!
These were awesome! So quick and easy with a rotisserie from the deli. Everyone loved them even my incredibly picky 12 year old. I had left over meat and dip which made an equally awesome salad for lunch the next day. The ingredients all things I keep on hand so these will definitely be added to our family dinner line up. Thank you so much for sharing!
Bet that salad with the leftovers rocked – Great idea Michele! Happy to hear everyone in your family liked them!
Absolutely loved these! It’s been a while since I tried a new recipe this good!
So happy to hear that Shannon!
These were delicious! The sour cream sauce was especially good; I was addicted as soon as I dipped one taquito in it. I even saved some for later so I could dip chips in it. Thank you for sharing!
Anna you are so welcome! Glad you liked them!
I tried these last night & loved them – esp the sauce! My 11 year old son was hooked. Thank you for a great recipe!
So glad to hear that! Thanks for letting me know!
These are going to be our dinner tonight! I just made a bunch of shredded chicken in the crockpot and was looking for a good way to serve it tonight! Thanks…..
Awesome! You are very welcome.
Hi! These look amazing! Have you ever tried to freeze them (before baking)? TIA!
No I haven’t but that’s a great idea!
These taquitos look great. I am always looking for new apps to make Friday nights when dinner is very casual. Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe.
So delicious. I have been making them a few times a month. Sometimes I add some avocado before rolling them up and baking. Even my 15 month old son loves them.
That’s great! Love the avocado idea.
LalalalaLOVED this. I made it last night for dinner and it only took me 20 minutes!
Linda Bergersen says
You are so WRONG! W/flour tortillas, these are FLAUTAS, w/corn tortillas they are TAQUITOS!
Diane Matson says
The family loved it – especially the cilantro sour cream. Very easy to make. I used too big of a tortilla, so they looked like cigars instead of taquitos. I will be adding it to our dinner meal rotation!
I’m glad you all enjoyed!
April Reany says
Love this twist with the bit of sweetness from the honey! And that sauce is very yummy. On my regular dinner menu at home. Thank you!