- Yield: 4
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 8h 00 min
Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Chicken Taquitos
Irresistible crispy taquitos with the creamiest cheese and yummiest jalepeños and chicken filling.
Taquitos are actually one of those dishes that make me go weak in my knees. They definitely make me not want to stop eating. It has its pros and cons especially during parties. And it being a very easy and super yummy option for parties or gatherings is one of the many reasons I love them so much.
The creaminess of this recipe is to die for. It completely matches the crispiness that the taquitos has to offer. And the chicken and jalapeños, oh my, where do I even start. I guess you will just have to try it yourself to find out.
Check out the recipe below.
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- chicken breasts, frozen or thawed - 3-4
- cream cheese - 8 ounces
- jarred whole or sliced jalapeños, roughly chopped (or more, to taste) - ⅓ cup
- garlic powder - 1 teaspoon
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- cumin - 1 teaspoon
- tortillas (I prefer flour but corn tortillas also work well) - 16 taco-sized
- shredded cheese - 1½ cups
- Optional toppings
- fresh cilantro, additional jalapeños, dipping sauces such as ranch, salsa, green goddess dressing
- Add chicken, ½ cup water, cream cheese, jalapeños, garlic powder, salt, and cumin to crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. (lesser times are for thawed chicken, greater times for frozen chicken)
- minutes before serving, preheat the oven to 425 and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Use two forks to shred chicken and stir it in with the other contents of the crockpot.
- Heat tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them up, this will make them easier to work with. Sprinkle cheese in the middle of each tortilla (just divide the cheese evenly between all of the tortillas).
- Top cheese with 2-3 tablespoons of shredded chicken mixture. Roll tortillas tightly into a log-shape taquito.
- Place taquitos on baking sheet and spray heavily with cooking spray. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melty and tortillas begin to brown. (For crispier taquitos, switch the oven to broil for 2-3 minutes - watch carefully so they don't burn!)
- Serve warm with dipping sauces and toppings if desired.
You will best enjoy this when served warm. So make sure to dig in and allow your guests to indulge as soon as it is served. And make sure you make more than what you think you need to serve. You will certainly be surprised of how fast these babies disappear when yu serve them.
Happy slow cooking!
A very big thank you to lecremedelacrumb.com for this delicious recipe.