This post has kindly been supported by The Hatch Chile Store. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Make this recipe once, and I guarantee you’ll never want to buy frozen taquitos from the grocery store again. You must experience how delicious and crazy EASY these Green Chile Chicken Taquitos are to make; I plan to triple this recipe the next time I make it so I can fill my freezer with them.
How to make taquitos?
Taquitos (“little tacos” in Spanish) are an authentic Mexican snack- mostly found at fast food restaurants south of the border, but you can definitely find them being made from scratch in Mexican home kitchens too! Let me explain how they are made:
Taquitos are a rolled and fried corn tortilla taco with any number of savory Mexican fillings. Sometimes they’re not even rolled, just folded in half like a traditional taco and fried. Not to be confused with “flautas” (Spanish for flute) which are made with flour tortillas vs. corn tortillas for taquitos.
Taquitos are incredibly easy to make at home. Just mix up a yummy filling of choice, place a strip of filling into a warm corn tortilla, then roll and fry in 1/2 inch of oil. Frying the seam side down first in shallow oil will lock it in place and keep it from unrolling when you flip it over to fry the other sides.
You can fry a whole bunch of taquitos in batches– which I love because then I can make a whole bunch in a very short amount of time. I LOVE to triple the recipe below, then store most of them in the freezer for homemade freezer snacks. Just give ’em a little nuke in the microwave and they’re ready to eat!
Taquitos make the perfect on-the-go snack or meal for hectic days when you don’t have time to cook. And the recipe for Green Chile Chicken Taquitos below will taste a gazillion times better than store bought. 100%!
Why are Hatch Chiles so special?
Hatch Chile is world renown for it’s delicious flavor, due to the unique climate, soil composition, and cultivars that exist only in the Hatch valley of New Mexico. These factors combine to grow exceptional chile peppers with the perfect blend of smoky, sweet and hot flavor notes. More people discover Hatch Chiles each year, and their popularity continues to grow.
Growing up in New Mexico where chile peppers are an integral part of the culture, I know that Hatch chiles have earned a reputation for being the best of the best. I personally only use authentic Hatch in all my cooking because it simply tastes amazing. You should be able to find canned Hatch chile in any supermarket these days, or you can order it directly like I do. Frozen chile is much, much better tasting than canned!
The Hatch Chile Store is the premiere website for ordering your Hatch chile– they are incredibly good at shipping fresh authentic chile right to your door, whatever variety and hotness lever you prefer. It’s where I get all my Hatch Chile, and I must say the flavor really does stand out above any other chile pepper variety.
Head on over now to The Hatch Chile Store to stock up on the most delicious Hatch chile you can buy anywhere- they’ve always got great deals on your favorite products!
Did you know I have a full-color cookbook with lots more easy and delicious New Mexican recipes? You can learn more about it here!
Looking for more fantastic green chile recipes? Check out the gallery below!Print