Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chicken and Black Bean Taquitos with Adobo Sour Cream

The adobo sauce is hot, so if you want something with less kick, greater convience, or a familiar flavor, use salsa instead. To make it a meal, you can serve with a side of beans and rice.


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 pound diced skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles, undrained
10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Cooking spray

Adobo Sour Cream:
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 teaspoons minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce


To prepare taquitos, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, and sauté 5 minutes or until done. Place chicken in a food processor. Add cheese, beans, and green chiles; pulse 15 times or until beans are coarsely chopped.

Spoon about 3 tablespoons chicken mixture across the lower third of each tortilla; roll up. Cut each tortilla in half; secure with wooden picks. Place taquitos in a large zip-top plastic bag; freeze up to 3 months.

Preheat oven to 400º.

Place frozen taquitos on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes; turn taquitos, and coat with cooking spray. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden.

To bake the taquitos immediatly, bake at 400º for 10 minutes, turn, bake an additional 5 minutes.

To prepare adobo sour cream, combine sour cream, cilantro, and chipotle chile. Stir well.


Frances said...

I wrapped these like burritos instead of rolling them. I also didn't cut them in half. Next time I make this, I will double the recipe so I will have enough to freeze.

rachaeljanae said...

I also didn't cut them in half, but I rolled them tight so they looked like taquitoes. I also omitted the green chilies and used cheddar cheese instead of a mexican blend. I had some leftover chicken from a roast, so I used about 1 C of chicken bits. One recipe fed my whole family, so I was a bit bummed when I couldn't freeze any. Served with refried beans (above) and a lime cilantro rice.

Very fun and crunchy, we'll have these again.