Saturday, January 15, 2011

"When the Cat's Away, the Mouse Will........"

Please don't tell.  I cheated and it was SO good.....I mean really y'all, better than EVER.... W's been gone for 2 days and it's confession time.
Pleeeeeeeze don't tell!
with a yummmmmy, yummmmmy dish straight from my daughter's recipe box.
We had a blast.
See, W and I have been TRYING to eat healthy.  Guess what,,,,he's lost 30 lbs.  Me? 0
Now let me tell ya folks, this is one good lookin dish.  I'm serious. DO NOT let this puppy get by you.  period.
Here's what cha need:
doesn't that slab a chicken look absolutely divine? Oh, and I had to do a little hops tasting while I was at it.
cook up the chicken and shred it.  Or, buy a rotisserie chicken at the market.
Then dump all of it in a bowl with a little lime juice
 Don't forget the cilantro!
 and the cheese
 Mix it all up together
 Add the shredded chicken
 Preheat the oven to 425.  Add the mixture in either a flour tortilla or the corn kind
Place on an aluminum foil lined pan sprayed with Pam
 Roll em up real tight with the closings on the bottom
 Now, spray each with either cooking spray or a mister
 and sprinkle on some sea salt
 Cook for 15 minutes.  Check it out,,,,I burned the edges.  Check on yours.
 Remember that green dressing we made the other day? 2 blogs ago?  Well here's your chance to use it!
 Pour it all over and eat it all up....Then lick the plate.
Yep I cheated,,,,and loved every minute of it.
Sorry huney.

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

2 C. shredded cooked chicken
1 package of small corn or flour tortillas
1 C. pepper jack cheese
3 oz. cream cheese
1/4 C. green salsa
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3 chopped green onions (optional)
1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
3 T. chopped fresh cilantro

Soften the cream cheese for 20 seconds in the micro.  Mix all of the ingredients except the chicken, cheese and (of course tortillas).  Then mix in the pepper jack cheese and chicken.  
On an aluminum foil lined baking dish sprayed with Pam or a mister, take a round tortilla and spoon the mixture to within 1 1/2" of the tortilla down the center.  Roll tightly and make sure the closure is at the bottom.  Next, mist the tortillas with a mister or baking spray and sprinkle sea salt.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes being careful not to burn the edges.
I used large tortillas (small ones work better)
1 used flour tortillas and I think I would like the corn ones better.
Let me just tell you how good that green dressing stuff is on these. Try it tonight.  Your family WILL love you forever and your spouse WILL forgive you for cheating!

Have a wonderful Saturday y'all!
I've got something exciting to tell you tomorrow!
Stay tuned


  1. Your sooo funny...Those Taquitos look yummy...Will you fix those for me some day??

  2. You are SO funny!!! I bet those are amazing. I just printed it to try this week!! While we're at cheating, have you tried my enchilada recipe?? You would die... (Sorry, I'm a bad influence!)

  3. is two cups of chicken about two med breasts?

  4. Hey "A"!
    Yes, I think it did come out to about 2 cups. You may wanna throw in an extra one just in case though. Good luck!

  5. Hey kendall!!! It`s Stacy. I am trying to figure out how to do this. Please let me know if I did it right!! I have a mother comment. Hope you get this. We are all connected to our mothers...time helps but they are always with us. I like to think that I am so blessed to have someone like my MAMA up there on my side!!! The tougher your mama is gives you more of a cheerleader in heaven! Forge on warrior Woman!!! You are gonna be fine!!!