Easy Baked Chicken Taquitos

August 1, 2017

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Need a quick and easy way to spice up your weeknight? These Easy Baked Chicken Taquitos are a fast and family-friendly recipe that’s ready under 30 minutes!

Hover over the picture to shop for this delicious chicken taquitos recipe on Walmart.com!

The lazy days of summer become pretty hectic again once everyone’s back to their normal routine in September! Those days, I am all about making dinner as easy as possible!  That’s why I love one stop shopping at Walmart!  We get what we need for the house and then pick up ingredients for easy weeknight meals.  The less prep and ingredients I need to make dinner, the better!

Taco night has become an almost weekly tradition in my house.  It’s a quick and easy meal that I love to switch up every now and then.  Instead of tacos, sometimes we’ll have enchiladas or fajitas. Still just as easy, but full of bold Mexican flavor.  Most recently, I made easy baked chicken taquitos.  Now, they’re one of my go-to recipes for hectic days!

It’s nice to have a few go-to recipes on hand that are quick, easy, and delicious!  During my last trip to Walmart, I stocked up on cans of Swanson® Premium Chicken, a couple jars of Pace®, and V8 Splash® to have on hand for taco nights.  

Swanson® Premium Chicken is already cooked making my chicken taquitos that much easier to prepare!  All you need to do is heat it up along with taco seasonings and roll up flour tortillas with cheese and bake! They’re a perfect weeknight meal when served with the genuine Southwest flavor of Pace®!

We drink a lot of V8 Splash® in our house, too. The Tropical Blend is a better for you family refreshment that’s packed with vitamins like A & C!  Moms, you can feel good about giving your kids V8 Splash®.  It’s made with real fruits and veggies!  It’s a family-friendly beverage choice for taco night!

Easy Baked Chicken Taquitos


  • 2 - 12.5 oz. cans of Swanson® Premium Chicken, drained
  • 1 - 1 oz. package of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 package of 10 fajita-size flour tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Topping suggestions: sour cream, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, chopped scallions, and Pace®


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Spray a medium pan with non-stick cooking spray and add Swanson® Premium Chicken.
  4. Break up large chunks with a spoon.
  5. Add taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water. Lower heat and stir until combined.
  6. Continue cooking until taco seasoning mixture has thickened. Then, remove pan from heat.
  7. Start preparing taquitos by adding a couple spoonfuls of chicken to the center of a flour tortilla.
  8. Next, sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top.
  9. Easily roll up the taquito by folding one half over the center and continuing to roll it up until you meet the other side.
  10. Place the taquitos with the seam down on the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Give the taquitos a quick spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  12. Bake taquitos for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Serve with sour cream, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, chopped scallions, and Pace® Salsa.
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Chicken taquitos aren’t just an easy way to feed the family on a busy weeknight.  They’re a totally customizable meal, too!  You can adjust the heat to your family’s liking.  Keep it mild for the kiddos and give them lots of fun options for dunking!  The entire family will love this rolled up version of a chicken taco.  
Head to Walmart (or hover over the first photo to get to Walmart.com) to one stop shop for this recipe!  Look for V8 Splash® in the juice aisle, Swanson® Premium Chicken with canned meats and tuna fish, and Pace® products in the international foods aisle.  Find more recipe inspiration for your busy weeknights by clicking here!


What’s your favorite go-to recipe for busy weeknights?


  • Reply Kelly August 1, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    We LOVE taquitos, but I’ve never done homemade. This looks so easy and delicious. #client

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 12:31 PM

      These are surprisingly easy to make! I hope you enjoy this taquito recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Salina Walker August 1, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    I never thought of using the canned chicken for tacos or Taquitos. I’m definitely going to try this recipe.

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      Canned chicken is such an easy alternative to preparing chicken, shredding it up, etc. It worked like a charm! I hope you enjoy this recipe. 🙂

  • Reply Sandra Garth August 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Taco night could be every night for me and I’d be a happy camper. The Mr. not so much but maybe I can tempt him with these taquitos, they look delicious.

    • Reply Jessica August 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM

      I’m with you on that! I could definitely have taco night every night! I hope your Mr. gives in and you can enjoy these taquitos! Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome August 9, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Looks like a wonderfully simple meal! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Reply Jenny August 10, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    LOve this! Why have I never thought of adding taco seasoning to chicken?? I’m making this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jessica August 10, 2017 at 8:37 AM

      Chicken tacos are delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Miz Helen August 12, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Your Taquitos look delicious and I love that you baked them! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica August 12, 2017 at 6:32 PM

      Thank you so much! I love when I can bake meals that are normally fried! Enjoy!

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  • Reply indah nuria Savitri August 13, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    My kids love taquitos sooo much ..and Love the fact that it is so easy to make..

    • Reply Jessica August 13, 2017 at 6:21 PM

      Thanks! They’ll probably love these! They’re not spicy (of course, you can add a little kick, if you wish) and ready to satisfy hungry bellies! Enjoy!

  • Reply Erlene August 13, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    I’ve never used canned chicken, but I like the idea of how easy this recipe is. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. This would make a great fast weeknight meal.

    • Reply Jessica August 13, 2017 at 9:40 PM

      It’s a super simple, but tasty meal when you need to whip up a quick and easy dinner. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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