Baked Chicken (or Turkey) Taquitos with Cranberry Salsa

Chicken Taquitos with Cranberry Salsa

Once I tasted Jane’s Cranberry Salsa, the possibilities for using it began to multiply.  Chicken salad with cranberry salsa?  Yes, please.  But what I am sharing today is a fresh take on taquitos, which I invented as a way to further enjoy some remaining cranberry salsa.  Instead of cheese, creamy mayonnaise ties together the chicken and salsa, creating a delightful, unique filling.  The guacamole is entirely optional, but it blends nicely with the other flavours.  From start to finish, this can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Taquito Ingredients:

  • 8 flour tortillas (I used my recipe for homemade tortillas)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken or turkey, chopped or shredded
  • 1/3 cup Jane’s Cranberry Salsa (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, chopped, optional

Dairy Free Guacamole Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado, seed and peel removed
  • 1 tablespoon real mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • taco seasoning, to taste, optional
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cranberry salsa, chicken or turkey pieces, mayonnaise, and green onion.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Lay a tortilla on a plate or flat surface and spread some filling in the center.  Roll up tortilla to make a taquito roll.
  3. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.  Place rolled tortillas in a greased baking dish and brush tops with oil or margarine.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.  To crisp up the tortillas further, switch the oven to the broil setting for 2 minutes or so, watching carefully so they do not burn.
  4. While taquitos bake, prepare guacamole topping.  Combine all guacamole ingredients in a small bowl.  Mash with a fork and stir until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve baked taquitos while still warm, with guacamole and additional cranberry salsa on the side.

Chicken Taquitos with Cranberry Salsa

I’m sharing this recipe here and at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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