Oven Fried Chicken Taquitos

Oven Fried Chicken Taquitos

Oven "Fried" Chicken Taquitos are a healthy twist on your favorite Mexican Food appetizer, save tons of calories by baking instead of frying! Gluten Free
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, potluck
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mexican
Keyword healthy, taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Taquitos
Calories 210kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD



  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil, grease with oil or cooking spray 
  • Shred Zucchini using the large holes of a box grater, squeeze dry in a clean kitchen towel (should have 2 cups.)
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, ground chicken, chili powder, onions, cumin and salt. to pan and cook, stirring until the chicken is cooked through 8-10 minutes.
  • Spread tortillas out on a baking sheet in two overlapping rows. Bake until hot, about 2 minutes, transfer to a plate and cover.
  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper (for easier clean up) and coat with cooking spray. Place 6 tortillas on a clean cutting board or extra pan. Working quickly, spread a generous ¼ cup chicken mixture along the bottom third of a tortilla, sprinkle with about 1T cheese and tightly roll into a cigar shape.
  • Generously coat the top and sides of taquitos with cooking spray. Sprinkle the top with salt, liberally. Bake the taquitos until browned and crispy, 14 to 18 minutes.
  • Serve with spicy guacamole!



sub the chili powder and cumin for chili powder blend if you want 


Serving: 1taquito | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Fiber: 2g