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Baked Cheesy Chicken and Spinach 'Taquitos'

Baked Cheesy Chicken and Spinach 'Taquitos'

with Zesty Tomato Salad

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Taquitos are a traditional Mexican street food which are normally deep fried. We’ve baked ours instead to give it a healthy twist! They should crisp nicely in the oven while the cheesy centre melts. Get excited because they’re delicious!

Allergens:Wheat/BléSoy/SojaSulphites/SulfiteMilk/Lait
Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

340 g

Chicken Thighs

4 unit

Flour Tortillas

(ContainsWheat/Blé, Soy/Soja, Sulphites/Sulfite)

113 g

Baby Spinach

56 g

Red Onion, chopped

80 unit

Roma Tomato

1 unit

Lime

1 tbsp

Mexican Seasoning

1 tsp

Chipotle Powder

3 tbsp

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk/Lait)

½ cup

Cheddar Cheese, shredded

(ContainsMilk/Lait)

56 g

Spring Mix

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Sugar*

2 tsp

Salt*

2 tbsp

Oil*

Nutrition Values
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Calories769 kcal
Fat41 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate43 g
Sugar5 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein55 g
Cholesterol209 mg
Sodium1168 mg
Utensils
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Zester
Large Non-Stick Pan
Measuring Spoons
Silicone Brush
Large Bowl
Whisk
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1 PREP
1 PREP
1

Preheat the broiler to high (to broil the taquitos). In Step 2, use the following heat guide to determine what spice level you prefer: add 1/8 tsp for warm, 1/4 tsp for hot and 1/2 tsp for spicy!

Wash and dry all produce.* Cut the tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Zest, then juice the lime(s). Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, then cut into 1/4-inch pieces.

2 COOK CHICKEN
2 COOK CHICKEN
2

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions. Cook until softened, 3-4 min. Add chicken, Mexican seasoning and 1/8 tsp chipotle (dbl for 4 ppl). (NOTE: Reference heat guide in Start Strong.) Cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, 6-8 min. (TIP: Cook to a min. internal temp. of 74°C/165°F, as size may vary.**)

3 MAKE FILLING
3 MAKE FILLING
3

Add the spinach and 1 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan. Stir together until the spinach wilts, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheese, sour cream and half the lime zest.

4 ASSEMBLE AND BROIL
4 ASSEMBLE AND BROIL
4

Divide the mixture between the tortillas. Roll up and place, seam-side down, in a lightly oiled 8x8-inch baking dish. Lightly brush the tops with oil. Place in the centre of the oven and broil until the taquitos are golden-brown, 2-3 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on them so that they don't burn!) (NOTE: Use a 9x13-inch baking dish for 4 ppl.)

5 MAKE DRESSING
5 MAKE DRESSING
5

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, remaining lime zest and 2 tsp sugar (dbl for 4 ppl) with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl). Season with salt and pepper.

6 FINISH AND SERVE
6 FINISH AND SERVE
6

Toss the spring mix and tomatoes into the dressing. Divide the taquitos and zesty salad between plates.