Several of my kids so enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Taquitos that we made for the Super Bowl way back in January, that I wanted to try to create a different version of taquitos for my kids that are not the biggest fans of hot sauce. So I came up with these BBQ Chicken Taquitos- and they’re so simple and so easy to make, and they make a great weeknight dinner!
BBQ Chicken Taquitos
Preparing the Chicken
You’ll need to start with about 4 cups of chicken that have been cooked and shredded. You can do so easily this by putting 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts in a crockpot and top with a little bit of chicken broth. Cook on high for four hours until they are soft and really coming apart. All you’ll need to do is shred the meat with two forks.
Or alternatively you can purchase a cooked rotisserie chicken at the supermarket and shred the meat with two forks, discarding the bones and the skin.
Simply mix your shredded chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce (and in our family nothing beats Kraft BBQ Sauce!). Make sure that your chicken is nice and fully coated with the sauce.
Rolling the Taquito
Place about 1/4 cup of BBQ chicken in the lower third of the tortilla, and roll it up. Fold each end over and press to seal. Place the taquito on a baking sheet (that has been covered with nonstick foil) seam-side down and press the ends again so that they are sealed tight.
Using a basting brush and some vegetable oil, brush all of the seams on the bottom of the taquito, and turn it over and then brush some oil on the top.
Bake at 400° for about 15 to 20 minutes until nicely browned, and serve while warm.
My kids love this meal because it is so tasty, and I love it because is so easy to make during the week. I can cook the chicken during the day in the crockpot, shred it and add the BBQ sauce in the afternoon before the kids get home from school, and store that in the fridge until just before dinner time. Then I just roll the taquitos right before I bake them!