Monday, May 16, 2011

whats cookin'?

I've been trying a few new recipes lately. They have turned out really yummy! I am in love with this food blog- and have found some really easy stuff on there. 

Here are a few of my experiments :) 

I made some chicken quasadillas using the mccormick chicken taco seasoning. 

Then, we used uncooked tortillas, we coked them a little, added the chicken, franks red hot sauce, and some cheese. 

After it was finished, we cut it up, dipped it in some ranch, and YUM! 

 It was really really good. It would be good with beans in the middle too I think... 

I also made homemade chicken taquitos! This is the easiest recipe ever- All from our best bites!

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 C green salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic, or garlic powder
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken (for extra yumminess, use grilled taco chicken!)
1 C grated pepperjack cheese

small corn tortillas (and actually, flour ones are really good as well)
kosher salt
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it’s soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.
You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge.
Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.
Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.

Then roll it up as tight as you can.

Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

The ones pictured below are actually flour tortillas- which I found out I like just as well (maybe even better!) than corn ones.
In their recipe, they used small tortillas, but all I had was full size. This is how mine turned out: 

They were SO delicious. You MUST try them! 

I decided I like cooking when I have a menu planned out a week in advance. I hate trying to come up with something quick because I never know what to make. Whats your favorite recipe? I am picky, but I am always looking for easy yummy new recipes. Do share! 


Megan Wynn Volnoff said...

I'm def gonna try those taquitos!! OMG yumm!!!

-the mrs.

Just Jaime said...

Looks tasty!


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