Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos is one of my popular recipes on this site and it has been for a very long time! It’s basically a taquito with buffalo chicken dip in the middle of it.
The recipe below says to make the buffalo chicken mixture in a bowl and that works as well, but another main way I make my buffalo chicken dip is on a stovetop with some canned chicken, cream cheese, and cheddar. I just let all the ingredients combine together until they are heated through and then roll them up in tortillas.
The air fryer is one of my favorite kitchen appliances for cooking frozen food. Check out some of these recipes for Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Blue, Air Fryer Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings, and Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan.
Here is the basic rundown of what is needed for this dish. I’ve also included substitutes that can be used if you do not have any of these items. So yes, it is possible if you plug in the ingredients to your recipe builder you might get a different point option than what I have listed.
Cream Cheese - Neufchatel or Fat-free can be used. Whipped cream cheese is even good for this recipe.
Buffalo Sauce - Do not skip this! Franks is the best.
Chicken - There are many methods for making shredded chicken. You can do it in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and add the buffalo sauce or use rotisserie shredded chicken. Canned chicken can also be used.
Tortillas - Since resharing this recipe, my favorite tortillas have been the Street Style Mission Keto tortillas. They are 25 calories each and you can have 4 of them for only 100 calories.
The points for these buffalo chicken taquitos will vary greatly depending on what brand tortilla you use! My favorite tortillas are La Banderita or Frescados.
Low Point Tortilla Options
Flour Tortillas - there are a few options you can choose from here!
Ole Extreme Wellness - 1 point each (not one of my favorites)
La Banderita Carb Counter Whole Wheat Wraps - 1 point
Banderita Carb Counter Low Carb Tortilla - 1 point
Fat Free Soft Taco Tortillas - 2 points
Frescados Taco Style Tortillas - 2 points
How to make Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Step 2: Mix cream cheese and buffalo sauce until well combined. Stir in chicken and cheddar until well combined.
Recipe Tip: The cream cheese needs to be at room temperature. If you want to make this right away I will sometimes put the cream cheese in the microwave for no longer than a minute and let it soften that way.
Step 3: Place 2-3 Tablespoons of mixture spread into a thin line onto the center of flour tortilla. Roll them up.
Step 4: Lightly grease a cookie sheet and repeat for the remaining taquitos. Arrange the taquitos on a baking sheet. Once taquitos are arranged on cookie sheet, lightly spray the tops with cooking spray.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown.
Serving size: 1 taquito
What can I serve with Chicken Taquitos?
There are several delicious options to serve with taquitos. Alton Brown's Guacamole, Smoked Salsa, Easy Smoked Queso, and sour cream are classic accompaniments that add freshness and creaminess to the dish.
Rice and beans are also popular sides that provide a filling and satisfying meal. For a lighter option, a simple salad with a vinaigrette dressing can balance out the richness of the taquitos.
Additionally, a side of roasted vegetables like peppers and onions can add a nice contrast in texture and flavor. Overall, the options are endless and can be tailored to personal preferences.
Yes, buffalo chicken taquitos can be made in the air fryer! Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees and air fry them for 7 to 10 minutes.
Chicken taquitos are typically made of shredded chicken that has been seasoned with spices and mixed with cheese and other ingredients. The mixture is then rolled into a tortilla and fried until crispy. Some recipes also include vegetables such as onions and peppers. The taquitos are usually served with a dipping sauce such as salsa or guacamole.
Each recipe or food has a Smart Points value. This is calculated using calories, saturated fat, protein, and sugar. It is best to stay away from foods that are loaded with saturated fat and sugar on the plan because those foods are higher in points. When you register with Weight Watchers you are given a daily set of points to target based on your age, gender, height, and activity level. Think of it as an easier way to track your macros.
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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos is one of my popular recipes on this site and it has been for a very long time! It’s basically a taquito with buffalo chicken dip in the middle of it.
- 3 oz low fat cream cheese, softened
- ⅛ cup buffalo sauce
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- ¼ cup of fat-free cheddar
- 12 6" flour tortillas (my favorite brand is La Banderita)
- Fat-free Ranch Dressing
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, buffalo sauce, chicken, and cheddar until well combined.
- Place 2-3 Tablespoons of mixture spread into a thin line onto the center of a flour tortilla. Roll them up.
- Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and repeat for remaining taquitos.
- Once taquitos are arranged on cookie sheet, lightly spray the tops with cooking spray.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown.
- Serving size: 1 taquito
- Garnish the taquitos with ranch dressing or use for dipping.
My WW Personal Points: 2 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
Points will vary depending on what brand tortilla you use. See notes above for different options.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 taquito
- Calories: 148
- Sugar: .04
- Fat: 8.06
- Saturated Fat: 2.58
- Carbohydrates: 8.32
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 13.65
Keywords: Baked Bufffalo Chicken Taquitos