This month the Pass the Cook Book Club picked up Jenny’s cookbook, the Picky Palate, named after her awesome blog. The club is designed to have us use the books collecting dust in our ever growing collection (any one can join!) and this month, keeping with spring flavors and wanting a burst of bright in the rotation after Guy’s big manly meals last month, I chose three recipes that I thought would be a lot of fun. There were the Shrimp Mango Quesadillas, Weeknight Chicken Taquitos, and uber cute sounding Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pies. Each of these was family approved but with a slight twist and it was great reading about who wanted to try what as the month went on.
I opted for the taquitos because things have been crazy busy here and I knew sneaking shrimp in was not going to fly, though Erin’s suggestion of using chicken instead would have worked perfectly.
To join the club, click for our facebook group here. Remember, you don’t need a blog – you just need to want to cook! We pick recipes and post once a month. If you can’t one month, no bigs. If you want to try more than one recipe – go for it! We are just in this to have fun.
Weeknight Barbecue Chicken Taquitos
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper1 tbs minced garlic
- 2 cups shredded slow cooker barbecue chicken
- 10 10” flour tortillas
- 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion and pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken Add the chicken and cook until warmed through.
In the center of each tortilla, add a 1/4 cup of chicken filling and top with cheese. Roll tightly and place in pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Add ¼ cup of the chicken filling to the center of each tortilla and top with 2 tbs cheddar cheese. Roll tightly and place seam side down in prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tortillas are crispy. Serve with creamy avocado sauce (ranch dressing and avocado pulsed in a blender until smooth)
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