Food Network star Ree Drummond’s Chicken Taquitos recipe is the ultimate light dinner or snack. Packed with flavorful chicken and served with a cooling ranch dip, once you try The Pioneer Woman’s twist on this popular appetizer, you’ll never go back to the store.
Ree Drummond’s taquitos are spicy and crunchy
Drummond’s recipe includes chicken thighs, garlic, onions, ancho chili powder, ground cumin, tomato sauce, and lime juice for the chicken filling. Once the chicken mixture has cooled, shredded Colby jack cheese is added to the filling.
The ranch dip comes along with sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, fresh cilantro, fresh dill, more ancho chili powder, grated garlic, and a drizzle of hot sauce.
Corn tortillas and vegetable oil round out the ingredient list for this super easy recipe.
The chef’s recipe is fun to make, as long as your tortillas don’t burst, reviewers note on the Food Network website
If the culinary personality’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ site says of this dish that not many people can refuse: “Making taquitos is super easy—just spoon the filling into the center of the tortillas, roll into a tight cylinder, then use a toothpick to ‘pin’ the tortilla in place.
“You can roll out the taquitos up to an hour in advance and cover with damp paper towels (so they don’t dry out), but bake them just before you want to serve them to ensure an extra crispy result.”
A few reviewers on the Food Network website reported that their corn tortillas cracked while rolling each taquito, and a home cook offered a workable solution: “I would definitely recommend heating the corn tortillas on the open flame burners (both sides) and lightly turning the edges.” crispy before filling. Once the tortillas were heated, they were much more pliable and did not crack.”
Another fan of the recipe gave the idea a big thumbs up. “These are amazing and I love the sauce! The idea of heating the tortillas on an open fire was perfect! The tortillas stayed intact while rolling and frying. I’m going to try these in the airfryer too,” they wrote .
The dip is practically instant: whisk all the ingredients for the dip in a bowl “until smooth”. Let it cool in the fridge, covered, so that all the flavors meld together and it cools down enough until you’re ready to serve the crispy hot taquitos.
Get the full recipe and reviews on the Food Network site†
Home cooks loved how easy Drummond’s Chicken Taquitos are
While the cracking tortillas were a problem for a few home cooks, most found the tortillas easy to use. While taquitos bought in restaurants and stores may look intimidating to make, Drummond’s recipe proves that they are actually easy and even fun to put together.
“Very tasty and easy to make. It will definitely be something I’ll be making on a regular basis!” one home cook wrote on the Food Network site.
Another reviewer said, “My family loved them!! My husband said they were the best taquitos he’s ever had.”
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