Skinny Chicken Taquitos

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Looking for a fun summer snack or an appetizer with a little extra kick? Check out the SkinnyMs. healthy chicken taquito recipe! You want that satisfying crunch and that tantalizing Tex-Mex flavor, but it seems like all of the options out there are loaded with fat and fried up the wazoo. Well fear not, because SkinnyMs. has the healthy taquitos recipe for you!

Two tasty taquitos are only 221 calories and our recipe calls for reduced fat cheese -with all the other flavors and crispy goodness, you won’t even notice difference. ūüôā And if you really want to get creative in the kitchen, you can follow the simple associated recipes below for our SkinnyMs. taco seasoning and zesty Tex-Mex salsa. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.

Skinny Chicken Taquitos are the perfect appetizer. Just be sure to eat while hot and crispy! And don’t miss this delicious Skinny Mexican Rice¬†recipe.

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Skinny Chicken Taquitos

Skinny Chicken Taquitos

Yields: 16 | Serving size: 2 taquitos | Calories: 221 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 46 mg |Sodium: 199 mg | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Dietary fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 1g | Protein: 21 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle) 4 |


  • 3 cups shredded chicken breast (I used our leftover *Chicken Pot Roast* recipe) or 2 bone-in split chicken breast with skin (skin will be removed later)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
  • 2 teaspoons Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning (optional,1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper)
  • Kosher and sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup salsa, (Tex Mex Salsa Recipe)
  • 16 corn tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish, add 1/2 cup water, cover and bake until juices run clear when pierced with a fork, about 35-40 minutes. Chicken should have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees when done. Allow to cool slightly, remove skin and shred.
  3. Combine all the above ingredients in a medium bowl, except tortillas. In a small skillet (preferably a dry cast iron skillet), on medium heat, warm tortillas on each side until warm, about 20 seconds per side.
  4. Spread 3 tablespoons mixture onto the center of each tortillas, roll as tightly as possibly, and place seam side down on parchment lined cookie sheet or non-stick baking dish. Brush tops of each taquito with olive oil or lightly mist with nonstick cooking spray. Bake approximately 15-20 minutes or until taquitos are hot and crisp.
  5. If desired, top taquitos with a little additional shredded cheddar and return to oven just until melted. Top with a little plain, low-fat Greek yogurt, Guacamole or salsa.
  6. TIP: Spread mixture quickly onto warmed tortilla before it cools. This helps to prevent tortilla from breaking. They likely will have a few cracks as it's difficult to totally prevent. Another method for heating tortillas, steam them in a double boiler until hot and pliable.
  7. Check out our recipe for Guacamole Verde, a yummy topping for Skinny Taquitos.

15 Comments on "Skinny Chicken Taquitos"

  1. Lori Yglesias  December 10, 2012

    My family LOVED these, and so did my friends. Super simple to make! This recipe will be used quite often in our home.

  2. Sharon  January 20, 2015

    We had this for dinner tonight for the 1st time and everyone loved it! Myself, my husband, and our kids (ages 10, 7 & 3). Thank you for the delicious recipe!

    • SkinnyMs ¬†January 21, 2015

      Sharon, You're welcome!

  3. Nicole  June 7, 2015

    Can you freeze? I know they would most definitely be best right out the oven but can they freeze?

    • SkinnyMs ¬†June 8, 2015

      Yes, freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag.

  4. Harriet  January 7, 2017

    I get very aggravated when size of tortillas is not designated. I’m not avid fan of Mexican food but some in my family are so I am unfamiliar with some of the food. Sizes would help. Just a suggestion.

    • Nichole Furlong ¬†January 7, 2017

      Hi Harriet – sorry for any confusion! For most recipes use a standard 10 or 12 inch tortilla. Which ever you have available in your area will work fine!

  5. Marla  March 19, 2017

    Harriet could be a little nicer. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Kim  July 6, 2017

    This 28 day plan is great but in 2017 are the points the same?

    • Gale Compton ¬†July 7, 2017

      Kim, We converted to smartpoints on all recipes.

  7. Jeffrey J Super  May 4, 2018

    Made this recipe a few times. The first time with vegetarian refried beans. Delicious both ways! Can’t get the cheese to stick on top of the tortillas once they’ve baked.

  8. JanaLee  October 6, 2018

    This recipe looks great, but I’m a bit confused. Is it 2 points per taquito or 2 points per serving (2 taquitos). I’m guessing it’s the first, but want to clarify. Thanks!

    • Nichole Furlong ¬†October 6, 2018

      The 2 points are per serving (2 taquitos).

  9. Kim  January 11, 2019

    When I enter the nutrition info into the WW Calculator it says 5 points.

    • Nichole Furlong ¬†January 12, 2019

      Hi Kim, I doubled checked this recipe and did get 4 Freestyle SmartPoints. I have updated the recipe’s info.


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