These healthy Baked Chicken and Bean Taquitos are stuffed with chicken, refried beans, cheese, and salsa for a meal you will make again and again. Made with just 5 ingredients, these crispy baked taquitos are a family friendly meal with less than 300 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for three!
Baked Chicken and Bean Taquitos for the dinner win! I can’t say enough good things about these crunchy, delicious little baked tacos. I made them on a whim last week instead of traditional tacos and couldn’t believe how good they turned out. After loading them up with salsa, avocado, lettuce, and cheese – it was as good as the fried version but so much better for you and surprisingly easy to make.
It really couldn’t be simpler to make these baked taquitos. All you have to do is combine cooked chicken breast, a can of refried beans, salsa, and cheese. To keeps things really easy, I used shredded rotisserie chicken breasts without the skin. Then you just mix the chicken with fat free refried beans, your favorite salsa, and cheese. Roll it up into some corn or flour tortillas and bake. Simple.
Now there are some tricks to making sure these get nice and crispy. First of all, cooking spray is your friend in this recipe. You want to really coat the taquitos with cooking spray so they crisp up in the oven. You could also brush them with olive oil or canola oil. Next you want to make sure your filling isn’t too wet. If your filling is wet, it will make the tacos soggy.
Lastly, it’s important to make sure your tortillas are nice and pliable before stuffing them so they don’t break. I find the best way to do this is to wrap the tortillas in moist paper towels and then microwave them for 20-40 seconds until they are nice and soft. Then keep them in the warm paper towels, pulling them out individually as you roll each taco.