This is one of my family’s favorite dishes and lately, a lot of people have been asking me for this recipe! Taquitos are tortillas that have been rolled around a filling and deep fried until crispy. As you can imagine, they are a lot neater and easier to eat than a taco. Taquitos are great as a starter or main dish. And sooo easy…
12 Corn Tortillas
3 Chicken Breasts. Cooked and Shredded.
1/2 Cup Oil (For Frying)
250ml Sour Cream
1/4 Head Iceburg Lettuce. Finely Chopped.
50g Firm Feta Cheese. Grated.
Pico de Gallo (Fresh Mexican Salsa) and Guacamole to serve.
1. Warm up the tortillas on a heated pan, turning them continuously until warm. Alternatively, wrap the tortillas in a damp cloth and place in microwave for approximately 45 seconds.
2. Before the tortillas cool down, place one large tablespoon of chicken on one side of the tortilla, roll the tortilla as tightly as possible around the chicken and secure it with a toothpick.
3. Heat the oil in a small saucepan. When hot, fry the Taquitos until golden brown and crispy.
4. Drain the excess oil from the Taquitos on a few sheets of kitchen towel.
5. When you are ready to serve, place the Taquitos on a serving dish (remember to remove the toothpicks!) and garnish by spreading the rest of the ingredients on top. Start with the sour cream, lettuce, cheese and finish with the salsa.