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BBQ Chicken Taquitos

BBQ Chicken Taquitos are filled with shredded bbq chicken and cheese and baked until crispy and delicious. Make this a quick meal using leftover or rotisserie chicken.

BBQ Chicken Taquitos on a plate with coleslaw.

One of our best meal planning tips is to cook a couple of whole chickens over the weekend and shred them up for easy weeknight dinners. We love to brine and smoke whole chickens for this but a couple of rotisserie chickens work great too for easy dinners like taquitos.

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Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for bbq chicken taquitos.
  • Shredded Chicken – Any cooked chicken will work for this recipe.
  • BBQ Sauce – Did you know we have our own line of Out Grilling BBQ Sauces? They are made in small batches and we will ship them right to your door.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Any shredded cheese will work, pepper-jack is also a great option.
  • Flour Tortillas – The fajita size tortillas work best for this or use corn tortillas.
  • Olive Oil – A light coating of oil will make the taquitos get brown and crispy in the oven.
  • Dipping Sauce: We made BBQ Ranch with our Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce and Ranch Dressing.

Step-By-Step Directions for BBQ Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Shredded chicken with bbq sauce in a bowl, mixed.
  1. Add shredded chicken to a bowl with bbq sauce and mix well.
Collage making bbq chicken and cheese taquitos.
  1. Top each tortilla with shredded cheese and bbq chicken.
  2. Roll the taquitos up and place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Brush with olive oil.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges and cheese is melted.
Ranch dressing with bbq sauce mixed in a bowl.
  1. Mix the bbq ranch dipping sauce together in a small bowl.
BBQ Chicken taquito dipping in sauce.
  1. Serve taquitos with bbq ranch or your favorite sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • Storage: Store taquitos in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Reheat: Place taquitos on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Side Dishes for BBQ Chicken Taquitos

  • Homemade Coleslaw has a creamy dressing that is the perfect compliment to bbq chicken taquitos.
  • Frito Corn Salad is a favorite side that goes with any bbq dinner. Made with corn, bell peppers and red onions in a creamy dressing plus crunchy Frito corn chips.
  • Grilled Corn in Foil is one of the easiest ways to make corn on the cob and a perfect side for bbq chicken.

More Delicious Taquitos to Try

Taquitos with bbq chicken filling.

These easy BBQ Chicken Taquitos are filled with tender and juicy chicken, bbq sauce and gooey melted cheese in a crunchy tortilla. A family favorite dinner that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

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BBQ Chicken Taquitos stacked on a baking sheet.
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BBQ Chicken Taquitos

BBQ Chicken Taquitos are filled with shredded bbq chicken and cheese and baked until crispy and delicious. Make this a quick meal using leftover or rotisserie chicken.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken taquitos, bbq chicken, rotisserie chicken recipes,
Servings: 4
Calories: 1528kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

For BBQ Ranch Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Place chicken in a bowl with bbq sauce and mix until well combined.
  • Place shredded cheese down the center of each tortilla and top with bbq chicken.
  • Roll the tortillas up and place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Brush the tortillas with olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Mix bbq sauce and ranch dressing together in a bowl for dipping.
  • Remove taquitos from oven and serve with bbq ranch.

Notes

Storage: Store leftover taquitos in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
Reheat: Place taquitos on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 1528kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 136g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 57g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1590mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 3mg

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