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Make Ahead Freezer Taquitos

Make ahead taquitos are the perfect way to stock your freezer. Easy to reheat for busy weeknight dinners, game day snacks or for new parents who need to eat with one hand. 

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword freezer friendly, taquitos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 225 kcal


  • 6 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 bunch cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Mexican cheese blend
  • small flour or corn tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. In a large bowl stir together cream cheese,chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper, shredded chicken and Mexican cheese.
  3. Fold in cilantro and lime juice.
  4. Warm tortillas in the microwave (very important!!) so they don't break when rolling.
  5. Working quickly, place a spoonful of chicken mixture in each tortilla and roll up.
  6. Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  7. When the pan is full, lightly spray the tops of the taquitos with cooking spray. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until crispy.
  8. Cool taquitos completely then place in a freezer bag to freeze. To reheat, wrap loosely in a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute.
  9. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Recipe Notes

To air fry: cook at 375 degrees for about 7-9 minutes until golden 

Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Freezer Taquitos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Sodium 166mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.