Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shredded Chicken Taquitos

2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper (optional)
1 TBL finely chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
3 TBL fine chopped cilantro (I use less than this)
1/2 tea salt
1/2 tea cumin
1/4 tea pepper
1 can diced tomatoes (with green chilies optional but yummy) *i run this through a blender*

3 TBL oil
burrito sized tortillas

Ina skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno. Cook 3-5 mins or until veggies are tender.
Stir in chicken, 3TBL cilantro, salt, cumin, pepper and tomatoes, cook 5mins.
Place oil into large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 large TBL chicken mixture into each tortilla. Tightly roll, securing ends with toothpicks.
In batches, place taquitos into hot pan. Pan fry until nice and golden brown on each side.
Remove and place on papertowel lined plate.

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